Excessive vocalisation

Together we can teach your parrot to communicate with you in softer tones

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As a parrot owner, dealing with excessive vocalisation can be a challenging experience. Parrots are naturally vocal creatures; however, when their vocalisations become too frequent, repetitive or unusually loud, it can cause distress for both the bird and the household.

Excessive vocalisation isn’t your fault. It’s often a way for parrots to express frustration, worry, boredom, or a need that isn’t being met. It’s a call for help that needs understanding and response, rather than simple suppression.

Here to help

As a parrot behaviourist, my role is to support you in deciphering these vocal cues and finding out their underlying causes. By examining your parrot’s environment, daily routines, and interactions, we can identify potential triggers and devise a personalised plan to address them.

Whether it’s through environmental enrichment, removing sources of worry, or introducing new socialising techniques, we’ll work together to reduce the stress causing this excessive vocalisation. Remember, the goal isn’t to silence your parrot, but to help them express themselves in a way that contributes to their well-being and harmonious living.

“Dealing with my umbrella cockatoo’s screaming was overwhelming. The professional advice we received was game-changing, helping us understand the root causes and implement effective strategies. We’ve seen a noticeable decrease in the volume and frequency of calls, and our home environment is much more peaceful. Angela now is actually an angel and is so much happier. I can’t recommend these services enough.”

Jill

Zoe Demery
Clinical Parrot Behaviourist

I have a doctorate in parrot cognition and I am so far the only independently accredited clinical parrot behaviourist in the UK (CCAB). I am also a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society, registered with ABTC, and certified by IAABC as a parrot behaviour consultant. I am moreover very happy to be recognised as an Allied Professional Member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians.

I am a proud committee member of FAB CliniciansI have given talks and published about these fascinating birds to a wide range of audiences around the world. Since starting practice in 2012, I have helped dozens of birds and their caregivers around the world better understand each other. I also mentor budding avian behaviourists.

Comprehensive support

  • I visit you at your home in person or online, for an initial assessment generally lasting 2 hours and ideally, everyone in the household should be present.  
  • I take a full and detailed case history.  Together we work out a treatment plan that is realistic and tailored to you and your flock’s needs.
  • You receive relevant information sheets, which tie in with the behaviour plan for your bird.
  • Soon after the consultation, a report is sent to you, which is later copied to your vet.  This outlines the reasons behind the problem and highlights the key steps of the plan.
  • Your vet is kept informed of how your bird progresses.
  • Plans are updated with new material for you to work on.
  • We schedule one 1-hour follow-up session about a month later, which is conducted via an online video link.
  • We are available for optional weekly check-ins for 6 weeks after your initial consultation. Each week you can book a 15-minute call through our online calendar, or send us an email or WhatsApp message.
  • If during the development of the case, the additional expertise of a veterinary behaviourist is required, then I integrate their advice into the plan.  I work closely with select, independently accredited avian vet behaviourists, who will review and discuss your parrot’s case with your vet.
  • More follow-up support available as needed.

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Echo’s story

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Echo, an energetic Macaw, was getting himself and his family into a tizz with his repetitive screaming. His caregiver, Lisa, sought our help, and together we evaluated Echo’s environment and routine, revealing his need for more engagement and activity. We didn’t rush changes, but gradually introduced environmental enrichment and varied socialisation opportunities. With Lisa’s dedication, Echo’s vocalisations started to lessen, becoming less frequent and intense. Today, Echo’s noise level is significantly reduced – he’s more content and at ease with his environment. This case underscores the effectiveness of patient, empathetic, and customised approaches in addressing parrot vocalisation issues.

Next steps

1. Vet referral

Shrieking is sometimes due to hormonal or other physiological issues, so we need to address these first

2. Booking

Online or by giving us a call on 0121 299 0188

3. History form

Give us some background about your bird and your relationship

4. Consultation

Let’s get started on the plan to dealing with your parrot’s behaviour

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As an avian vet, I’ve observed significant improvements in parrots guided by Zoe’s advice. Her approach is tailored, understanding avian needs and behaviours. The resulting changes in my patients’ overall health and happiness are remarkable. I wholeheartedly recommend her services to any parrot owners facing behavioural challenges with their companion birds.”

Charlotte at AmbiVets

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FAQ

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Can I just get some quick advice about my parrot? It’s not a very big problem.

Parrots are very complex for such little creatures.  They’re very intelligent and social animals that require a lot to keep them busy.  Even small behaviour issues can turn out to be at the root of something greater, so they take a while to resolve.  Unfortunately, we do not offer telephone or email consultations, but you can certainly come along to one of our clinics if you don’t want a full home visit consultation. It is not necessary to bring your parrot to the clinic, but please bring with you all the recordings requested. If following your questionnaire, our behaviourists think a more in-depth investigation is required, we will let you know before your appointment.  Also, have a look at our general enrichment service.

My parrot isn’t registered with any vets – what should I do?

It is still very important to obtain a referral from a vet, but it should be from an avian vet, or you can look for vets advertising exotic pet care. In the Birmingham area, you could consider Amicus Vets in Solihull, or the Manor Vets branch in Edgbaston.

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