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Posted 5/13/2010 2:09:54 PM Post #2291
 

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I recently adopted a 6 year old male Red Sided Eclectus. He is a real sweetheart. Beautiful with such a calm, gentle spirit. BUT he spent the last 2 years of his life in an outdoor aviary where he has learned some of the most DREADFUL sounds! The aviary included various macaw species and conures. He mimics the horrible screams of macaws and sun conures. He also mimics a crow (truly awful!).

His noises can be eardrum-shattering. I jump, my dogs jump. They're spending a lot of time outside just to get away from the squawking crow/macaw/conure. Is it possible to teach him which sounds are acceptable?? HOW?? Will he begin to mimic the sounds of our home and eventually forget the old ones? I try ignoring the unwanted behavior and praising the good behavior but it's only been 2 weeks. Is clicker training effective? I bet he'll start mimicing the clicker. LOL!

Thanks. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Posted 1/25/2011 3:39:06 PM Post #2504
 

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maybe you should punish him whenever he does that

ME!!!!
Posted 10/26/2012 7:44:51 AM Post #3105
 

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Gosh it's been a couple years since you posted asking how to reduce the noises the eclectus learned living outdoors. I found mine that did similar outdoor sounds of goats and owls after I converted him to a pet, the sounds lessened the longer he was inside with me. Is this still a problem for yours? Just curious how it turned out. Mine was seven years a breeder and after six months no more goats in the living room. He still isn't cuddly. Talks a lot, wants verbal attention and in your lap, but pushes your hand way when you try to pet him. I'm only six months down the road on this journey with him.

Janell
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