how to keep a bird quiet

2. Chew on this …

Granted, some birds may be able to scream while their mouths are full, but giving your bird something fun to chew on will help her forget about the commotion she was happily creating and damaging your ears in the process. Choose foods for your bird that it can handle and rip apart, or that you can wrap in paper and give it to eat, such as Nutri-Berries or Avi-Cakes. A small amount of spray millet could possibly entice smaller birds, such as cockatiels, to cease their enchanting whistle display. Similarly, give your bird a foot toy to play with. (Some birds enjoy having their foot toys given to them; if you act as though you don’t want to give the toy to them, they’ll be more receptive to engaging in play.) ).

Tips To Get Your Parrot To Be Quiet

You may take extreme care to ensure that you don’t unintentionally give your pet bird a treat when it cries out for attention. But given the conditions in the home, even the most patient and well-trained of us may have times when our pet birds become a bit too chatty. Here are some tips and tricks to stop your parrot from screeching if you find yourself in need of some quiet time and they are just not understanding. (Does covering the cage, running toward your bird to tell him/her to quiet down, or screaming back… sound familiar?)

3. Sing a silly song … and join along!

Give your parrot an opportunity to “get the noise out. Sing or converse animatedly with your bird before you need the quiet time of day. Typically, parrots are noisiest in the morning and again in the evening. You can better organize your schedule around your bird’s increased vocalizations by mentally preparing for them once you accept that they are normal for them to exhibit during specific times of the day. For instance, wait to call a friend until after your bird has had an opportunity to speak for himself about his day.

FAQ

Can you train a bird to be quiet?

You won’t be able to make your parrot stop talking altogether, but you may be able to train your bird to whisper or speak softly instead of screaming. Practice, patience, and consistency are key when trying to train your bird to stop screaming. Continue to ignore undesirable behavior.

Why are my birds being so loud?

A louder alarm or distress call might signal that the bird has seen a cat or other predator, is unhappy in the cage, or is annoyed at some disturbance. Shorter sounds are squawks, midsized sounds are screeches, and the longest, loudest sounds are screams.

How do you keep birds calm?

Instead of talking to the bird, find ways to make him feel safe that don’t involve human interaction. This can include playing soothing music or switching on the television. Of course, if you have a rapport with your bird already and they trust you, then talking to them is an effective way of lowering anxiety.