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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-13-2019, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Hello All:

Santana and I (Mary) join last year. Although, I stay busy I realized that I have to make time to interact with others who love birds as much as I do. Santana is a Double Yellow Headed Amazon 1 yr old. Lately he whines when I cover his cage at night, bedtime. Sometimes he even gets aggressive when I attempt to reassure him. I feel bad but my Vet said he should sleep covered up.

I am seek advice and suggestions to help with this problem. He a very good talker and so sweet. I will ad his picture later. Thanks.
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Hi Mary, nice to see you back again.

So Santana is being a bit of a brat when its bed time I see. This is more common then you know most birds know that all the fun is when they are with their human who is still awake and watching tv or cleaning up or doing something they need to do before bed. Our little bird friends don't understand why we don't let them stay up and be a part of the evening activity's so they can get angry or annoyed and make us feel bad.

I cover my budgies cage with a warm dark blanket to give her warmth as its damp and chilly here with Spring. I put a lamp on so she see's a little light from the back of her cage and I play the radio on a station that plays just soft music, no voices no commercials.

With the music on I can do things around the house and make noise without disturbing her and having her call me.

I try to have a good positive amount of play and then try to settle my bird down before bedtime ... I lower lights and sit with her talking softly and preening her getting her use to the quiet time before bed. Sometimes people think playing will make the bird tired before they close their friend in their cage at night ... but play time needs a wind down time too.

Soft talk and whispers and gentle touch and kisses can help the bird get use to resting and settling in to their bed time routine each night.
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