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We Have a beautiful LoveBird but her screeching is driving us crazy! She's very tame and we let her out ... my ears! Anyone know for a cure for this? Can I have a vet remove her voice box? Thanks, Jerry

yes, there is a cure. It involves a quick twist.

Steve
Dear Dr. Phil: I have a beautiful wife, but she is a terrible nag. Do you think I canhave her vocal cords removed? Regards

is that what your husband wrote in his letter to the doc phil?

Steve
You can have a doctor remove your ears. Regards

Better yet circumsize him with a ball-peen hammer!

Dave
We Have a beautiful LoveBird but her screeching is driving us crazy! She's very tame and we let her out of her cage often. the problem is that she will sit on my shoulder and screech, at about 10 DB's, into my ears!

Of course you probably know little about acoustical measurements, but
10 dB (in the conventional use of dB as a unit of sound measure*) isbarely enough to be noticable.
Quiet human speech, at a distance of 1 meter, is around 54 dBA re 20 uPa.
The "discomfort threshhold" for humans is around 114 dBA.

The quietest level that Radio Shack's top-of-the-line sound level meter can measure is 50 dB. This is the level of sound about 500 meters from an average jet airliner.
* A decibel, or dB, is not in itself a unit of measure of anything, but rather a nonlinear manner of expressing a ratio of one thing to another. 1 dB = 10*log(X), where X is a measure of the power of something, and log is the base-ten logarithm. Where X is an amplitude,
1 dB = 20*log(X). The reference pressure of 20 uPa was chosen becauseit represents the threshhold of human hearing, or the quietest level that most human ears can detect. Thus, the threshhold of human hearing, in dB re 20 uPa, is 0 dB. Quieter sounds, not audible to most humans, would be expressed in negative numbers of dB.
In air, sound is conventionally measured in dB referenced to 20 micropascals (uPa) of pressure. Furthemore, when sound is measured with respect to human hearing, it is usually adjusted according to frequency, in a manner that is referred to as "A Weighting"; which reflects that the human ear is more sensitive to certain frequencies than to others. The designation "dBA" means dB that are a-weighted.

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We Have a beautiful LoveBird but her screeching is driving us crazy! She's very tame and we let her out ... DB's, into my ears! Anyone know for a cure for this? Can I have a vet remove her voice box?

If you don't like noise, find a home for your bird and get a goldfish.

What a great way to show your bird you love it. Chop out its means of expressing itself. And while you are at it, clip its wings. Then you can have a pretty feathered thing which sits silently atop its cage until you decide you want to have it sitting silently on your shoulder. Get it put to sleep and have it stuffed. That way you have a the perfect bird for you.
We Have a beautiful LoveBird but her screeching is driving us crazy! She's very tame and we let her out ... my ears! Anyone know for a cure for this? Can I have a vet remove her voice box? Thanks, Jerry

Is this the bird that you refer to?
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The one you said you would give a 'good' home to?
Thats Her
Thats Her

So what sort of 'good home' would even think about getting her voice cut out?
The "discomfort threshhold" for humans is around 114 dBA. The quietest level that Radio Shack's top-of-the-line sound level meter can measure is 50 dB. This is the level of sound about 500 meters from an average jet airliner.

Looking back at this posting, Ive noticed a very foolish error that I made in editing. I inserted the sentence about the quietest level that the Radio Shack sound level meter can measure in the middle of what was intended to be a paragraph about the sound level that is the "discomfort threshhold" for humans
The one paragraoh should read:
The "discomfort threshhold" for humans is around 114 dBA. This is the level of sound about 500 meters from an average jet airliner.
And this sentence should be out by itself, unrelated to that pararaph, and certainly not in the middle of it:
The quietest level that Radio Shack's top-of-the-line sound level meter can measure is 50 dB.

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