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New Cockatiel suddenly starts singing/screaming

Discussion in 'Comment Court' started by Nukavine, 8/2/18.

  1. Nukavine

    Nukavine Sitting on the front steps

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    I don't know if it's bad or good, but just in case it's bad I want to check here. The title says it all, he's only been here a few days would barely chirp and now he's just going. I'll whistle he'll stop for a second and then he'll keep going
     
  2. TikiMyn

    TikiMyn Biking along the boulevard Avenue Spotlight Award

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    Does he whistle/sing or make the same sound over and over again? Does he look distressed while vocalizing? He could be contact calling flockmates if he came from a place with other Tiels or asking for attention. In the latter case you could be reinforcing his behavior by whistling back to him:) he could also be distressed about something perhaps. Any particular times he does it?
     
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  3. Nukavine

    Nukavine Sitting on the front steps

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    Well he just starts doing it and looking around. Sometimes it's after he eats and other times it's after he plays with his toys. I do whistle back to him. There was one other Tiel l in the cage we got him from. He also moves his head down in front of the perch.
     
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  4. Fergus Mom

    Fergus Mom Rollerblading along the road I Can't Stop Posting!

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    Maybe you could watch some Youtube vids and use screaming Cockatiel in the search, or singing cockatiel...? That way you could describe what he is sounding like and maybe someone here will have advice.
     
  5. hrafn

    hrafn Rollerblading along the road I Can't Stop Posting!

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    My cockatiel sings and carries on because he likes the sound of his own voice. It's not necessarily a bad thing.
    If he's singing, it actually sounds to me like hes becoming comfortable in his environment, and voicing his happiness in the classic cockatiel way.
     
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  6. Nukavine

    Nukavine Sitting on the front steps

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    Ok so first he makes a clicking noise, or maybe it's a grinding like noise I can't tell, with his beak after he eats, drinks, or plays with his toys and then he'll start singing. Sometimes he'll stop at the clicking noise and just fluff up a bit and chill.
     
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    He is happy, its called beak grinding
     
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    hrafn Rollerblading along the road I Can't Stop Posting!

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    You've just got a happy 'tiel!
     
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  9. Nukavine

    Nukavine Sitting on the front steps

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    Well that's good to know. Thank you all for the help.
     

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