The downside of having your bird wake up before you and decide to yell incessantly while you try to get some more winks is that you dream about owning dozens of birds, half of whom are dead. The upside (yes, there is one) is that every time you wake up you instantly realize that you have only the one bird, and she's not only alive but has very healthy lungs on her.
Have I mentioned it's Loud Week? That's when Loud Day lasts for more than a day.
And I now have an answer to eterri
's question the other week in parrots101
about what's the strangest thing you've ever done with/for your bird. Kappa's been yelling LOTS for the last few days - I suspect it's b/c she's picking up on our tension and changing schedule with the start of the semester coming on Tuesday, rather than it being something to worry about health-wise, or something that we've accidentally reinforced. She particularly likes to yell the whole time I'm cooking dinner, two rooms away from her - she can hear me moving around so she knows I'm there, but I'm not paying attention to her. Of course this gets a bit irritating.
On the other hand, Kappa thinks the Andy Griffith theme song is a call-and-answer type song, where she has one particular note that she "answers" at the end of certain phrases in the song. If she does this while I'm watching, she's always standing really tall and skinny, and her eyes are pinning like mad. So if she's yelling continually, trying out every last different loud noise she's capable of making, all of them LOUD and most of them irritating, what's the best way to convince her to make softer noises less continually?
Whistle the Andy Griffith theme song at her. The entire time I'm cooking. For two nights straight. x-posted to parrots101