10-25-2015, 08:09 AM
All birds will naturally sing, this is what they do when happy and when they want to communicate with us or a mate. Whether it's flock calling, screeching or all the other chirps, this shows us everything is good and right in their world.
By trying to diminish or put a full stop to their "noise" a person will be going against the bird's very nature and instincts. By doing so, said bird can potentially develop behavioural issues and become depressed.
Embrace the flock calling, the screeching and everything that comes along with pet bird ownership. One budgie does not make that much noise and if it bothers you so much, then you adjust to this by getting some earplugs. It's not the pet bird that needs adjustment in the way of singing and expressing itself.
I for one, I have 8 budgies and 6 lovebirds and I love all the crazy singing they do especially in the mornings, this tells me they are happy and healthy and that in turn makes me happy too. I get worried when there is silence in the house, that's when I know something not quite right is going on.
EDIT: Regarding the flock calling when you let Merlin out, it's quite possible she wants some extra attention from you in terms of a more close interaction.
By spending good quality time with her, chances are high the flock calling will decrease.
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Last edited by aluz; 10-25-2015 at 08:30 AM.
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