Monday, November 2, 2009

Severe macaw screaming

Although Rocky's screaming is greatly diminished from what he was doing a few months ago (luckily, or I might be in a padded room somewhere...), he still occasionally will scream for no discernible reason. Actually, as far as I could tell, he no longer wanted to be on Stella's cage, and decided to let me know that before climbing down and improving his own situation. He might have been upset that he didn't find any treats in her foraging bucket, having removed them earlier in the evening. Maybe he just didn't want me to make a video of him.

The video does not capture how loud the screaming is, but it gives an idea. Why, Rock, why?


Beloved Parrot said...

You know, of course, that some macaw voices are designed to travel FIVE miles? And that sometimes parrots like to "vocalize" just for fun?

I have no idea why, either. But you have my sympathy. Noise is the main reason I don't have any of the louder conures or any of the larger birds. I would lose my mind.

Mary said...

BP -- I think it is just fun for him! The rest of the parrots have such pleasant vocalizations I guess I shouldn't complain about just one screamer. And we did know what we were getting into -- there's just a difference between knowing and living it!