|Let's Celebrate Pet Birds!|
T.J. Lafeber D.V.M.
Like a school teacher trying to improve the behavior of a student, birds scold. They become very indignant when certain things happen or don't happen as the case may be. The tone of their voice changes and becomes louder than normal.
Scolding shows a side of their personality that an owner might not understand. Birds expect a certain consistency in their lives. Once routines are established they anticipate events to happen and if they don't it becomes upsetting to them and they tell you about it. Seemingly unimportant happenings to the owner may be significant to the bird. Maybe they are used to the lights being turned out in their room at a certain time, or the cage routinely covered at bedtime; or breakfast fed at a specific time. For a bird, these events might be worth squalking about.