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My 4 year old blue fronted amazon has had a change in behaviour we have had him for 4 months and for the first 2 months he did squawk a couple of times throughout the day and in the past month its being more frequent even when he's getting attention and when he's out his cage, i had him in my bedroom and moved him downstairs so he could get more attention and i haven't seen a change in behaviour he non stop squawks and all i can do is put him in his cage then cover him up if he repeats it, before he squawks he says "funny boy", any advice on how to try and stop the frequent squawking and screaming, much appreciated


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My 4 year old blue fronted amazon has had a change in behaviour we have had him for 4 months and for the first 2 months he did squawk a couple of times throughout the day and in the past month its being more frequent even when he's getting attention and when he's out his cage, i had him in my bedroom and moved him downstairs so he could get more attention and i haven't seen a change in behaviour he non stop squawks and all i can do is put him in his cage then cover him up if he repeats it, before he squawks he says "funny boy", any advice on how to try and stop the frequent squawking and screaming, much appreciated


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Is this squarking or screaming?

You have probably noticed an increase in it as he is settling in more.

Is there anything in particular setting him off? Playing with a certain toy, a certain food, time of day etc?
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Its mainly sqwaking then sometimes screaming 'ahhhh'
Ive noticed its mainly throughout the day such as afternoon time and sometimes when were sat in the living-room watching TV even when he is getting some attention, don't think it is food ect as he's never had a problem with that fed on same as previous owner, he talks as usual and learnt new words since he's been here and has settled but squawks constantly more so when were out the room but when we are he gets plenty of attention out of cage most of day and still the same :/


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If it is for attention, the best thing you can do is ignore it... I find when I am watching tv, if it is a little loud it sets off my birds... It's like they are trying to see who can drown out the tv...lol that's usually when I shut the lights all out and let them settle ( if its dark out...lol) sometimes life with a bird is a walk on the wild ( and loud ) side of things!
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Hmm yes i agree lol, he also does it when im eating, drinking and doing my hair or makeup as he wants whatever i have!


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If it is because of attention then you can only ignore it, does he have a set routine?
If not try and get a set rountine for him so he comes out at a certain and goes back at a certain time, he gets fed at set times throughout the day.
You might find this works with the attention issue however if he is just squarking then and not actually screaming (if you could get a video of him doing it it would help) then there is little you can do, he is a bird he will make lots of noise lol.
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Agreed it's for attention. My Scarlet was starting the screaming to get attention, in and out of his cage. A breeder I know told me to get a toy that makes noise, something like a bell. Make sure it's the only one of it's kind in his cage and then when he rings it give him attention, when he squawks or screams ignore him. Eventually he will figure out a nice noise such as a bell will get attention and cuddles and a noisy thing like squawking and screaming will get him ignored.
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Squawking!!!!

He has a set routine he has since we have had him he knows when its bed time and has never squawked when its dark and he's covered, his food is constantly out so its there when he needs it, i will try get a video as its more squawking then screaming and yes i think he needs more toys as i thought maybe our attention isn't enough, thank you :-)


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And i know he does make a lot of noise and does talk a lot and makes us laugh but the squawking is so irritating and non stop!


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Yes squawking can be irritating for sure!

Try mixing up his toys as well, they get board with the same thing day in and day out. Have a whole bunch of different toys and put some in with him for a week and then switch them out for the others. That way he always has something "new" to play with.
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I agree lol


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My orange winged Amazon stopped screaming once he'd had his two daily shouting sessions. He has one mid morning, where I go in and make noises so he flips out and again in the late afternoon. The only other time he ever makes noise is if the Alexandrine's are trying to out yell him

This is what he does... Clyde's shouting routine - YouTube

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