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Old 10-25-2015, 01:56 PM
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Default Let them sing!

Let them sing!

All birds will naturally sing, this is what budgies do when happy and when they want to communicate with us or a mate. Whether it's flock calling, screeching or all of the other chirps, this shows us everything is good and right in their world.

According to context and by reading their body language we can better understand our budgies through their peculiar chirps. Depending on the situations, budgies can for example use the screeching sound when on alert mode or showing disapproval on something. Budgies can also express themselves through screeching when feeling happy and overly enthusiastic about something.
The intensity of the singing as far as sound volume goes will also depend on a few factors such as the level of enthusiasm of the bird, the time of the day, the weather conditions and seasons of the year.

Budgies are generally more energetic in the mornings and they tend to show more of their exuberance and happiness through their singing during this time of the day. Budgies love the sun and will also sing more heartily on sunny days as opposed to more overcast cloudy days when the sun barely makes an appearance.
The budgies natural predisposition to sing go hand-in-hand with the seasons and we will notice an increase of energy and singing during the Spring/Summer months when the sun begins to shine more and the weather starts to get warmer. During this time it’s also natural for budgies to show in full force all of their enthusiasm and energy through louder, heated singing, especially when the males are in the process of impressing the females during the courtship rituals.

Given the fact singing is such an important and vital aspect of a bird’s life, any pet bird owner must know that their bird will sing throughout the day. We should see their singing as one of the many rewards they give us daily, their song is the way our pet birds tell us that they are happy, healthy and loving life.

By trying to diminish or put a full stop to the "noise" done by their singing, a person will be going against the birds’ very nature and instincts. By doing so, said bird can potentially develop behavioural issues and become depressed, not to mention the negative reaction from the owner’s part which will also be detrimental to the established bond with their pet bird(s). This negative response can even completely break the trusting bond between pet and owner.

Being a true bird lover means embracing the singing, the flock calling, the screeching and everything that comes along with pet bird ownership and the way our birds express themselves. It’s not the pet bird that needs to adjust the singing to meet the owner’s expectations. The pet bird owner is the one in need of the adjustment. If the loud singing is so overwhelming, then getting some earplugs to muffle the sound may prove to be a good solution.


RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
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