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!
Anyone know for a cure for this? Can I have a vet remove her voice box?
Thanks, Jerry
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You can have a doctor remove your ears.
Regards
You can have a doctor remove your ears. Regards

We had someone call the clinic the other day asking if we would remove his peafowl's "voice box".

Debbie, Dusty (CAG) and Casperella (U2)
And you said?
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Dear Dr. Phil:
I have a beautiful wife, but she is a terrible nag. Do you think I can have her vocal cords removed?
Regards
BTW, birds don't have a voice box, they have a syrinx.

Regards
The vet was yelling "no, no" at the receptionist and I was advising to get rid of the birds. The guy was from quite a bit south of us. ( closer to civilization) and had not been able to find anyone to do it. ( surprise, surprise). I guess he thought since he had an acre of land his neighbors wouldn't hear the peacock. He wanted something pretty, not noisy.

Debbie, Dusty (CAG) and Casperella (U2)
Oh God, please say yes..
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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

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Lovebirds are noisy ... but then noise is relative. I have seven of them and when they all chime in chorus, it can grate on your nerves. They tend to have high-pitched screeches, but it's not all the time. I find my budgies can be noisier (not decibel-wise) but that constant chattering/bickering/squealing (!) can bend your ear, too. The quietest birds I own are my three Pacific parrotlets, the noisiest is my quaker.

It sounds to me that your bird is happy and wants to be with you. And when birds are happy/excited/frightened, they can* be noisy. All I can say is either get used to it *or find your lovebird a new home if you find you can't stand the noise. Be glad that she's an affectionate little creature who wants to share with you. And as I said, noise is relative ... everyone's tolerance of noise differs from person to person.

As far as removing your lovebird's voicebox goes, forget it. No respectable avian vet would consider such a dangerous and controversial procedure. I've heard/read that this type of surgery is performed on dogs (debarking), but IMHO, besides being very risky, it's cruel and unnatural.
Linda
Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
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