Hello! I created this account because I am in desperate need of some bird advice! I got my quaker about 2 months ago and we've been best buddies ever since but recently he has adopted a bad habit of screaming excessively when I am away. This has led to multiple noise complaints which ultimately may result in me being kicked out if I don't fix the problem which would mean I'd have to re-home him. I really do not want to do this! I have contacted the breeder a lot asking for help and so far have been told to get him more toys, different toys, different snacks, and to ignore the screaming. I've done everything I possibly can think of. I've made and bought him toys of every type (foraging, bells, no bells, plastic, wood, food, foot toys) only for him to have no interest in them. I've persistently tried different methods of getting him interested such as playing with them myself to get him interested, rewarding him for interacting with them, and incorporating food into them but as soon as I am gone he has no motivation to play with them. I've tried playing him music or TV when I'm gone but he screams as he doesn't like music or TV. I also completely ignore the screaming or if it's excessive I leave the room until he stops for at least 10 whole seconds. I get him out for 2 hours a day to play with foot toys, interact with him, and give him lots of treats and I try to be home as much as possible. His cage is the recommended size with lots of perches, swings, and ladders for him to climb. The only solution I've found is to cover his cage with a blanket but I know it can't be fun for him to sit in the dark whenever I'm not around I find it cruel and hate to do that to him. The only thing I can think of is that he must just be very lonely when I have to leave. I really want to provide the best for him because I really love him a lot but if the screaming doesn't lessen I'll have no choice but to find him a new home! Any advice on how to stop this would be appreciated!! I have 2 weeks to fix the behavior or else I will have to start looking for a new home for him.