Bird owners: How do I shut this lovebird up

Chaotic42

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Sorry, my hand slipped and hit enter.

Anyway, I live with my cousin and his gf. She has this pain in the ass lovebird. It *constantly* makes noises. Loud noises. Chirping, freaking out, I think it's on acid.

Don't get me wrong, if I could I would have gotten rid of it by now. I need a non-lethal approach.

Could I get it a mirror or something? Do they make bird mood pills to calm it down?

If you dare gaze straight into the eyes of evil...
More pure evil...
 

waggy

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non-lethal eh? well i was going to suggest some butter over high heat for a few minutes.
 

Chaotic42

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Originally posted by: waggy
non-lethal eh? well i was going to suggest some butter over high heat for a few minutes.
Oh, I'd kill it if I could. I'd make a day out of it.

 

StageLeft

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We had a cockatiel for years and the only thing that worked, other than my brother throwing coins at it, was to cover its cage with a cloth.
 

rahvin

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Originally posted by: Skoorb
We had a cockatiel for years and the only thing that worked, other than my brother throwing coins at it, was to cover its cage with a cloth.

Birds aren't smart, make it night time and it will think it's time to sleep. Night-time is defined by darkness. Just keep in mind you sleep it during the day and it may decide it's not tired at night.
 

Eli

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Originally posted by: rahvin
Originally posted by: Skoorb
We had a cockatiel for years and the only thing that worked, other than my brother throwing coins at it, was to cover its cage with a cloth.

Birds aren't smart, make it night time and it will think it's time to sleep. Night-time is defined by darkness. Just keep in mind you sleep it during the day and it may decide it's not tired at night.
Indeed.

The answer is that you can't. Birds make noise.. you'll have to live with it.

If it is "attention noise", then you could maybe get another bird, or get it some mirrors and toys....
 

The Sauce

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A zip tie around the beak should do the trick. If you have no zip ties then give it a large helping of chunky peanut butter...it'll clog up the little blow holes on top of its beak and voila, no more squawk.

If that doesn't work then try quick setting epoxy.
 

imported_Phil

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Sorry, you said it's a bird?
Right.

Cue shopping spree at a major-name fashion outlet. That'll shut it up for at least a few hours.
You may want to consider the "Wine-&-Dine" approach too.





:D
 

xSauronx

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"accidentally" knock the cage over, killing it....or at least letting it free

be sure to accidentally let it free somehwhere outside and not near where you reside
 

Chaotic42

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Originally posted by: Pastfinder
It wants attention, play with it, talk to it, ect....not a hard thing to do.
It does want attention, but I'm not going to forego sleep to talk to it so that it doesn't chirp in my sleep.

It's almost sad. It *freaks out* when it thinks no one is around.

 

dighn

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Originally posted by: Chaotic42
Originally posted by: Pastfinder
It wants attention, play with it, talk to it, ect....not a hard thing to do.
It does want attention, but I'm not going to forego sleep to talk to it so that it doesn't chirp in my sleep.

It's almost sad. It *freaks out* when it thinks no one is around.

sounds like it needs another bird