How is it that the smallest bird in our house is the loudest? We recently accepted a little, 1 year old canary wing. His owner's amazon hated him and acted out whenever she would hold him. She said little Owen was the sweetest thing and loved to sing and would probably love to have other small birds to sing with. All of those things are true, but his call is so loud and shrill you can't hear yourself think!! How do those of you with brotogeris (pl?) deal with it? Owen has only been with us for a week and I feel horrible for it, but he's so loud that we've already had thoughts of rehoming the little guy to someone on here who has these birds and is used to them. When he's on your shoulder he makes the most adorable, soft beeping sound. But he's not content to be held or sit with you for long before he starts preening your hair at the roots (but not pulling any out, though it feels like it) and then he heads back to his cage for his next performance. Our macaw's knee-melting death-screams are the loudest, but they last less than a second and he rarely does it. We have a new 'too and her banshee yells are longer and more frequent than the macaw (whenever her highness wants something) then she goes back to her quiet self. We have gotten used to our green cheeks voices and Scotty's constant singing to the point we don't even realize he's doing it sometimes. But Owen's singing seems endless. (He is quiet for a long time, too, but when he starts singing again it feels like he never stopped. ) And while we're glad that he's so happy that he wants to sing on his swing all day, the pitch is so high and piercing that it is very hard to take. I think it would be easier in a dedicated bird room or an aviary, but we're about a year away from buying a house yet. I was hoping for a singing buddy for Scott, but I'm not sure we can take it.