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    How to Stop your Conure from Screaming

    ArticleParrot AdviceTuesday 24 May 2011
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    Conures for sale make great pet birds, with their intensely colourful plumage and affectionate nature. However they can be prone to loud, belligerent behaviour such as screeching and screaming. Read on to find out how to rectify this behavioural issue, although bear in mind that it is a part of the conure’s nature, and so whilst the screaming can be modified and toned down, you cannot expect it to disappear completely.

     Keep an ear out for your conure’s vocalisation routine – as in, at what time of day does it tend to scream? It is no coincidence that many conure owners notice the most vocalization and screaming in the morning and late afternoon.

     Train your bird by giving it a small food treat and verbal praise when it does what you want it to do. Training the conure will help its self-confidence, increase positive interactions, and give the parrot new and preferable ways to communicate with you at the time of day when it is most prone to screaming.

     Do not pay too much attention to the conure’s screaming. If you do this, it will begin to see screaming as the best way to get your attention and will do it more often and with more volume. Make sure that your attempts to quiet and soothe the bird do not make the problem worse.

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