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VOCALIZATIONS: Negative & Positive

Sally Blanchard's
Companion Parrot Vocalizations

    .pdf  27 pages - $12.00

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Available ONLY as a .pdf download to be read on your computer or printed on your printer. (No refunds)


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Dealing with Excessive, Manipulative Screaming
Including an Article on Teaching Parrots to Talk

Written and Illustrated by Sally Blanchard (Cover by Nancy Boudreau) -
.pdf publication only - 28 pages


Easy to Prevent — Hard to Solve

Vocalization is Communication

Noise Tolerance

The Human Element

Slow Things Down

Raucous Good Time Parrots

Immediate Cause and Effect

Anticipating Noise Patterns

Understanding Contact Calls

Screaming for Attention

Anticipation of Need

Changing the Person

Stop the Madness

Trying “Everything”

A Trade-Off

Greetings and Farewells

The “Primal Psitta-scream”

Repatterning a Parrot

On the Street Where He Lived

Unspoiling a Cockatoo

Noisy Playtime is Important

Noise Substitution

Changing Negative to Positive

Instructional Interaction and Trick Training

Self-soothing and Comfort Behaviors

Quick Disapproval - not Punishment

Emotionally Secure “Bappyhood”

Dependent Independence

Permanent Changes - Not Easy


Unacceptable Screaming Scenarios

1. Excessive Manipulative Screaming

2. Weaning Crying or Screaming

3. Obsessive Screaming for Self-stimulation

Acceptable Screaming Scenarios

1. Sunrise Serenade

2. Happy to be Alive

3. Time to Eat

4. Bedtime

5. Contact Calls, Greetings and Farewells

6. Hey Stupid!

7. Alarm Calls, Warning Communications

8. Health Concerns, Illness, Injury


“Can he Talk?

Talking Timetables

The Importance of Interaction

Extra Grey Matter?

Whistling and Talking

Label Objects and Events

Teaching Responsive Conversation

Living Up to their Reputation


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