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Today it is "Boot-Camp-Day" for Tilly.
As soon as she screetches I put her in her cage, cover her up for few minutes, then uncover and scritch her. She is moaning and cackling then with half closed eyes, fluffed up cheeks and head bend backward, wings relaxed and slightly spread. She is good for a while and sings gently but then another screetching and I am there to just offer my arm to step up and put her in the cage again with no comments.

Hope I am doing the right thing....

I also ordered a book from the famous parrot trainer Barbara Heidenreich.
Cannot wait for it to come.

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What are you training her to do? Are you training her to be quiet?

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Let me know if your technique works because I have some very loud little birds that can do with being quieten down

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What are you training her to do? Are you training her to be quiet?

Yes, exactly, I try to get her to be more quiet ... Dear Hubby suffers with tinnitus, so we could do with less screetching. We don't mind her whistling and calling but her screetching is ear deafening

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Sadly, it may be a habit you simply won't be able to break. The occasional bit of loud noise is going to be expected of birds really
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Sadly, it may be a habit you simply won't be able to break. The occasional bit of loud noise is going to be expected of birds really
We don't mind the occasionally screetching..... and we like her normal calling and whistling. but not a CONTINUING screetching

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Oh no that is understandable. My cockatoo is a terrible screamer at times but you have to rule out the causes and I have found that he is spooked by the most random things!
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Oh no that is understandable. My cockatoo is a terrible screamer at times but you have to rule out the causes and I have found that he is spooked by the most random things!
Yes, you are so right, and to find out what the reason could / may be is the most important but also most difficult thing....

We think that one reason is that Tilly screams because I am not there, except weekends.... and during the week it is early mornings and evenings. Hubby believes she misses me, but I believe she must learn that I am NOT home all the time, but he is home 3 days a week more or less the whole day.

This means our girl must learn to be pleased with him too and not to screetch the devils down, lol

She can be so sweet and gorgeous one minute with me and the next she just growls and snaps and screetches (at hubby) sometimes at me too. Me thinks it will take quite a while to get her settled down with BOTH of us, at least to accept my hubby too

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I'm dealing with a screacher as well though shes an in cage screacher.
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Hi,
Hope I am doing the right thing....

I also ordered a book from the famous parrot trainer Barbara Heidenreich.
Cannot wait for it to come.
It sounds to me that you are doing it the right way.
Short time out ignoring them I seem to remember is exceptable. Then take them out and give treat or verbal compliment. It is always hard to decide what is reinforcing a behavior and what is a negative.
Let us know what You learn from Barbara. Is it one of her e
E Books.
I have been to 3 workshops with Barbara and I am still learning.
If when you get the book and have any questions you can ask on her Goodbirdgroup on Yahoo, where I know youwill get good advice.


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Yes I got the book, it arrived a few days ago. Interesting to read, not finished yet.
We also are in process of moving house, when we will be settled in 3-4 weeks we will get "serious" about the suggested methods in the book.

Tilly is quiet when on my shoulder, but as soon as I "leave" her "alone" she screams.

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Oz, my mbc is having the noisyest morning ever.
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