I posted a few weeks ago about my older budgie screaming like an alarm clock over and over. Realizing that she was scared and treating it as such helped enormously- it went away overnight!
Now, she's back at it again. Nothing has changed. I don't think she looks scared anymore. Yes, it makes me reach for earplugs, but I'm actually ok with her doing it, so long as she's not frightened or stressed. However, I'm also afraid of it potentially stressing my other budgies, but I can't tell. I'm still too new of a budgie owner.
Does anyone know of a video or site where someone's recorded the different sounds of budgies and their meaning? Seeing and/or hearing examples would help me understand better than reading descriptions. Thanks!
I think it can often mean pure frustration - perhaps a review of the toys and playtime activity? It can mean discomfort with environment - room temperature too hot is a common one I've found can cause this. One of my birds gives this as a the signal that something is not right with the food or water - blocked or empty, or doesn't like something new provided if I have temporarily withdrawn seed for example (although if intended this would only be a denial for an hour or two at the most).
I also think some birds do it just because they enjoy making the noise! Or, "I want some attention and I want it now!".
I have known all these reasons in the past - the being frightened squawk has happened but with my birds it is rare. It is all the same sound though!