Good afternoon! I've been working with my Quaker, Charm for two weeks. He is on a schedule (eating, sleeping, fun-time, training...) Today, I realized, that his squawking for me is, yet another among many training courses I have to commit to. He was adamant about getting my attention today, as I finished up the laundry and the dishes, so I thought, "Wait, have I even trained him on attention time with me? " Nope. It was then that I realized that, yes, I have this lovely little man in my life, but he needs training on a facets of life and this is one of them. Thoughts?
It sounds like Charm is flock calling, which is a typical thing for parrots to do. That's how they keep track of other members of their flock and know they're safe. When he squawks for you (since you're part of Charm's flock now ), just answer in some way-- you can say something like "here I am," or you could whistle or make a clicking sound (that's what I've always done with my QP Ralph). Often that's enough to stop the squawking, though parrots can be persistent. You'll probably have to repeat whatever you decide to say or do quite a lot. Something else I say to Ralph when he squawks for my attention and I'm busy with something else is "wait, wait, wait, wait, wait," which is the first thing he learned to say when he first came to live with me-- and he still says it often.