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Screaming refers to unpleasantly loud noises that pet birds can produce.


Depending on the pet bird species, time of day and duration, screaming can be completely normal (whether people like it or not). While many species of birds do not “scream,” few are actually quiet animals. Most parrot species produce unpleasantly loud noises that most people categorize as “screaming.”


If the noise is at a “normal” level for a specific species, the cause of screaming could be defined as natural. If abnormal noise levels exist, the cause is often accidental human reinforcement.


Parrot owners must understand that these pet birds are not “quiet” animals. Those who value silence will not be happy living with any companion birds, as all make noise of some level or another. So if a pet parrot’s “screaming” is within the “normal” level, earplugs can be quite useful for noise-sensitive people. If the screaming is excessive, please see “excessive screaming” in this index.

Disclaimer:’s Bird Behavior Index is intended for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the expertise and experience of a professional veterinarian. Do not use the information presented here to make decisions about your bird’s health if you suspect your pet is sick. If your pet is showing signs of illness or you notice changes in your bird’s behavior, take your pet to the nearest veterinarian or an emergency pet clinic as soon as possible.

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Screaming can be a danger call, to warn other birds of predators, for example. Our conure screams when she sees a snake in the back yard, raptors fly by, even when the blimp flew over! This is a natural response to warn others of danger.
Jay, Stuart, FL
Posted: 8/16/2013 1:55:11 PM
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