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Wondering if anyone else has an Umbrella Cockatoo and wants to chat? I am looking for information about care and training.

I have had mine (female) for almost a year. I am a single mother who has returned to college and ... quite often and I really love her and would never part with her, but again I just feel guilty. -Cheryl

This may sound silly but... Sometimes, when my sun conure gets to screaming, I just imitate her (very loudly.) We go one like this for a couple minutes then she quiets down. I don't know the 'birdy' psychology of the ordeal but we both get it out of our systems!
Jan
I have had mine (female) for almost a year. I ... part with her, but again I just feel guilty. -Cheryl

This may sound silly but... Sometimes, when my sun conure gets to screaming, I just imitate her (very loudly.) We ... quiets down. I don't know the 'birdy' psychology of the ordeal but we both get it out of our systems!

Maybe you could look at it as primal scream therapy. Emotion: stick out tongue

Jack

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I have had mine (female) for almost a year. I ... part with her, but again I just feel guilty. -Cheryl

This may sound silly but... Sometimes, when my sun conure gets to screaming, I just imitate her (very loudly.) We ... down. I don't know the 'birdy' psychology of the ordeal but we both get it out of our systems! Jan

I've done the same with human children and, before long, we are both are laughing. It seems to get out some frustrations they and we build up. It works.