how to make birds shut up

Do you hear birds chirping a lot outside your window? Sometimes it’s nice. But other times, maybe when you want to nap, it’s not. So, how can we make birds outside be quiet? Here’s a kid-friendly guide to help you out!

Understanding Why Birds Are Noisy

Birds chirp for many reasons. They say “This is my home!” or “I’m here!”. They talk to their friends. Or they sing because they are happy. Consider it analogous to how we converse and laugh when we’re outside.

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  • Question: Is it acceptable to divert birds’ attention? Pippa Elliott, MRCVS, Dr. Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS is a veterinarian that has worked with companion animals and performed veterinary surgery for more than 30 years. She earned a degree in veterinary medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1987. She has spent more than 20 years working at the same veterinary clinic in her hometown. Yes, but be careful not to startle the bird or unintentionally encourage undesirable behavior, says Pippa Elliott, MRCVS veterinarian expert For instance, it’s not appropriate to feed a noisy bird a treat to keep her occupied in order to distract her. She will think she is being rewarded for being vocal. Instead, find a non-rewarding way to get her attention (like playing with a laser pointer on the wall to break her focus), use a clicker to indicate when she is quiet, and then reward her.
  • Pippa Elliott, MRCVS Veterinarian Dr. How can I establish trust with a new bird that has lived in multiple homes before? Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS is a veterinarian that has worked with companion animals and performed veterinary surgery for more than 30 years. She earned a degree in veterinary medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1987. She has spent more than 20 years working at the same veterinary clinic in her hometown. Pippa Elliott, MRCVS Veterinarian Expert Response: Position the cage in a peaceful area where the bird can observe activities. Speak softly to the bird each time your pass by. To help the bird associate you with good things, give him treats at a distance, like on a spoon (but in a non-threatening way) The kind of bird you have will determine what treats you can offer, but small amounts of fresh fruit, seeds, or the occasional nut are all healthy options.
  • Q: What should I do if my bird exhibits symptoms of illness? Dr. Pippa Elliott, MRCVS Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS is a veterinarian that has worked with companion animals and performed veterinary surgery for more than 30 years. She earned a degree in veterinary medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1987. She has spent more than 20 years working at the same veterinary clinic in her hometown. Pippa Elliott, MRCVS Veterinarian Expert Response: Pay close attention to everything you’ve noticed. If at all possible, record the number of breaths the bird takes in a minute and take pictures of any strange droppings. This provides the veterinarian with essential information because the bird will not behave the same way at the clinic as she does at home. Sick birds are easily chilled so keep the room warm. See a veterinarian who specializes in birds as soon as you can, ideally.
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  • Before bringing a bird home, do some research on the species of bird you want to get. When choosing your pet at the store, being aware of whether your prospective bird is prone to excessive noise may influence your choice. Thanks Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0 .
  • Invest in earplugs or move to a room where you won’t be able to hear the bird when you sleep in the early morning. Thanks Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0 .
  • Make sure the area around your birds is as dark as possible at night and in the early morning. Thanks Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0 .
  • Don’t always respond with a covered cage. Use it at night or in the morning when you’re attempting to fall asleep. Keeping the bird covered at all times may cause him to become withdrawn and anxious. Thanks Helpful 237 Not Helpful 35 .
  • Although it may irritate you, extreme measures ought not to be taken. It’s a bird—birds talk! Thank you! Helpful 227 Not Helpful 41
  • Long-term bird covering can also have unfavorable effects, like raising the frequency and volume of normal vocalization. Given that vocalization is the primary means of communication for birds (which have a flock mentality), attempting to suppress “normal” vocalizations—which coincidentally occur more frequently in the morning and at dusk—can have negative social effects as well as negative physical effects. When given insufficient time to act like birds, birds can resort to aggressive behavior toward humans and other birds as well as plucking feathers in an attempt to gain attention. Thanks Helpful 90 Not Helpful 15 .
  • Never strike your bird or toss objects into the cage. Thanks Helpful 117 Not Helpful 21 .
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What Not to Do

There are things we should never do. They are not nice to birds. Here are some:

  • Don’t shout at the birds.
  • Don’t throw things at them.
  • Don’t scare them on purpose.
  • Don’t destroy their nests or trees.

Always remember, birds are our friends. We must be good to them.

how to make birds shut up

FAQ

How do I get my birds to be quiet?

Keep the noise down. Some birds respond to environmental sound with their own sound. If you’re watching television or listening to music at home, keep it at a relatively low volume. Once your bird becomes accustomed to a quieter home environment, he may become a calmer, quieter bird.

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.