There are many parrot owners desperate for a solution to help their parrot stop screaming and we receive messages from them daily, so we have decided to offer a temporary solution that would-be-customers can build themselves using simple materials from Amazon.com and elsewhere while we continue our own product development and research.
So far we have received absolutely zero reports of any negative health effects from any of the dozens of test-users who have actually used our products in the past, and our own test birds are still 100% healthy, happy, responsive and are not showing any negative signs. The only noticeable impact this training seems to have had is that our birds no longer scream excessively for attention! They do still make quieter, friendly and normal communicative noises, and that’s encouraged.
This is a new and controversial training technique. If you decide to use this information to build your own Stop Screaming Kit, you are taking full responsibility for any effect the device may or may not have on your bird. StopScreamingPolly.com and all associated staff will not be held accountable in any way. We encourage our customers to pursue traditional training methods including positive reinforcement before using this necessary “last resort” form of training.
We would absolutely love to hear your feedback! Positive, negative, or neutral, we are gathering as many volunteer users as possible to further prove our initial findings which state this is a relatively harmless and extremely effective training technique. Please submit your feedback to email@example.com.
Before using this information, please do the following:
1) Make sure your bird is not screaming due to hunger, thirst, pain, fear, boredom, illness, depression, etc. This training technique is only intended to be used on healthy birds to train them to stop excessive screaming for attention.
2) Try using traditional training methods first. For example, don’t yell at the bird when it squawks. If you’re out of the room when the bird squawks, don’t re-enter the room until the bird is quiet, then reward the bird for being quiet.
If all else fails, and you are willing to accept any potential risks, proceed with the following information.
Step 1) Purchase a Mini-Strobe Light, for example one of these:
Step 2) Purchase a simple Remote Control Power Switch, for example one of these:
Step 3) Follow these instructions for assembling and using the device: Assembly Instructions
Step 4) Properly use the device by only turning on the strobe light for a few brief seconds whenever the bird screams excessively for attention. Never point the strobe light directly at the bird. Use the device as little as possible to achieve the desired results. If the bird does not respond quickly by stopping his/her screaming, stop using the device. Assuming the device is effective and the bird stop screaming as soon as the light is used, quickly reinforce the “quiet” behavior by giving your bird love and attention, and perhaps a treat!
As always, we would love to hear from you! Please submit your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.