I know they say that green cheek conures are quiet birds. Well, since we first got Chico 3-4 months ago, he won’t shut up! He screeches for hours when I leave the house (my husband tells me.) He cries and is noisy when I’m doing things around the house and he can’t see me. The only I can get him to be quiet is when I’m sitting there right next to his cage (his cage is next to the computer, and I’m on several hours a day.)
He is screaming excessively loud, and it’s out of control. He was so quiet I thought he must have been sick. He never screamed or started screeching at all. But no, all that’s changed and we now have the loudest green cheek conure bird ever! He used to make little squawk noises when he would see me, it was so cute. He chirped and wanted scritches and was the most quiet/cuddly bird ever
Could he be going through puberty? I’ve heard that bird personalities change when they start molting and getting hormonal. According to the breeder at the pet shop, Chico would be about 10 months old by now, and I think that’s when they hit puberty? I live in an apartment, and aside from the noise level bothering me, I’m afraid that my neighbors will hear him and report him! I live in a no pet apartment and my landlord doesn’t know I have birds here. Help!
Edit: Thanks, guys. Chico has finally stopped screaming. It turns out he just wasn’t used to his new home yet. So we got him some shredding toys, started interacting with him more, and crinkled balls of paper for foraging, and he’s loads better now. The screaming stopped, and he’s now a little cuddle bird on my shoulder again! 🙂