My cockatiel won't stop squawking
Hello Everyone. I am new to this forum. Hopefully I will get the right answers. I have a 1yr old male cockatiel. Very tame, cute and cuddly. In the last month or so he has been squawking in his cage and at playtime. He has a 5 star cage. I have tried almost everything to settle him down. Clicker training, blanket, move the cage, music, talk softly, new toys, change the toys around to name just a few. Nothing seems to work. In the mornings for 2 to 3 hrs non stop and sometimes all day. I have had cockatiels before but never like this one. I have to put his cage out on our deck and just keeps squawking. Mind you, he does do some talking in between. To me he seems nervous, always looking around. His head goes from left to right and back again really fast. He doesn't seem calm and relaxed. I am treating him exactly the same as the others I have had but he doesn't seem to stop. The only time he stops is when he is asleep. When he is out of the cage he is with me mumbling with his wings half out. I think that is flirting. Not sure. He was out for over an hour this morning, put him back and starts squawking. He is a very good whistler but now if he hears anyone whistling around the house or on the radio and tv he lets out this unbearable squawk. Have spoken to a few people and some say get him another bird and others say don't because he will turn aggressive. They all have their different personalities. Maybe mines not normal. To me it sounds like a calling noise. He wasn't like this before this started. He was so quiet. I had to check the cage to see if he was okay. Maybe he thinks he's human. What do you do if you've done almost everything to try and fix the problem. I don't want to start stressing out over a bird if you know what I mean. Any help would be much appreciated.