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OWA vs GCC noise level?

Elizabeth

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Considering adopting an OWA. He was surrendered due to noise level.

I know that noise level is all relative because they are all loud! My only basis of comparison is my GCC. How would an OWA compare?

My GCC is on the loud side for his species.
 

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@Pixiebeak ever worked with an OWA? I know you have a GCC... the only one that I met was at a vet office during my Birds appointment, and she was loud, but not as loud as a cockatoo. I don’t know if that gives you any frame of reference lol
 

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My gcc and the ones I've met are not loud.
I didn't take care of orange wing Amazon, the other Amazon could have times of noise that could be very loud , much louder than a GCC alarm call. but they spent more time being quiet then being loud . Like they could have sessions of wound up loudness, especially if the environment was loud and charged . But I've not known any dedicated screamers like quakers can be.
 

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I should clarify that the only OWA that I met was at the vet office, I’ve met a few different GCC :roflmao:
 

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I should clarify that the only OWA that I met was at the vet office, I’ve met a few different GCC :roflmao:
I never doubted. Lol
I just never run across help my Amazon is always screaming kinda stuff. But they can enjoy some racket, their speaking voices are loud least the ones I met
Have to see what are amazon folks say who live with them!
 

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Considering adopting an OWA. He was surrendered due to noise level.

I know that noise level is all relative because they are all loud! My only basis of comparison is my GCC. How would an OWA compare?

My GCC is on the loud side for his species.
I have an OWA and a Jenday and a Hahns.
The OWA is somewhat louder but she doesn't make my ears cringe like the Jenday. And my Hahns never shuts up.
Obviously an OWA is going to be louder than a GCC. I don't know a lot about GCCs personally so I don't know their sounds specifically.
But an OWA will very likely spend a lot less time calling than a GCC.

My Amazons (female OWA, one current female BFA, one past male BFA) would have very short periods where they want to sound off but otherwise just made much quieter and fun sounds.
Although with my male BFA I had to watch TV with closed captioning on because all the music, sound effects and people talking made him talk constantly, but he wasn't what I'd consider loud and it would usually just crack me up tremendously the whole time. Like one roundup scene where the cattle were mooing. well, he didn't know how to moo so he did a tirade of Baaaa Baaa Baaa". He would also answer any phone that rang and have a conversation with all the Oh's, whadda you gonna do about it, hahaha, oh, uhhuh, Ok, byebye...
But i digress......that's living with Amazons.

I do think that if you have not spent enough time with the OWA to hear him vocalize that you should actually spend more time with him until you get a better idea.
Sometimes talking excitedly on the phone or running a vacuum will get them going so you have an idea. Sometimes it's music.
And stop to think - if you've not heard him in the time you've spent is he likely to be a noisy bird? What would you expect from a GCC you were just meeting?

If he was surrendered for noise issues it might have been unrealistic expectations from the people, lack of other things for the OWA to do/boredom, who knows?
He will be louder than the GCC but there is no way for us to know his habits. Most OWAs will only be loud for short, infrequent periods.

too bad I didn't have your phone number yesterday afternoon when we were having bathtime and running the vacuum.
I'd have called you!
 
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Yoshi (OWA) talks a lot at the rescue but not all that loudly. Sounding off occasionally sounds like standard bird to me. That’s about all my GCC Bender does now that he’s past adolescence.

Yoshi is 18. Guessing it might not have been his first home that surrendered him. You would think first home would be accustomed to noise after 18 years.

I do worry he and my GCC would get into screaming wars, but my fiancé sometimes screams back at bender, and eventually he accepts defeat! So it’s possible a bigger voice would settle it with bender.

Personally when bender yells and I’m in another room we contact call - he “acks” out a certain number of times with varying tones and I mimic it back. Sometimes my fiancé interrupts - very rude!
 

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I fostered a BHPionus who was given me for noise reasons.
When Jorja would start yelling my male BFA would let loose just a couple louder blasts and that would shut her down.

I always contact call with my flock.
I don't think your fiance understands much about living with parrots.
screaming at them is not a good plan. I think I'd better not say more.
 

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Secret has her moments but it's only when I'm home (did I ever mention she does a crow noise)?

We've given up these days though because we have to live and work from home.

Currently we put a dark sheet over the front of the cage (only during the bad sound offs though) so she can't see us and that usually calms the bad tirades.

She's also a male blue front amazon, wild caught.
 
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