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#23036 - 07/29/07 02:58 AM Re: describe your Toos scream  
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BE2Cassie- There's another one he does that cracks me up. It comes along with multiple flips on his comfy perch. It sort of sounds like a car engine that won't start. Like when people keep trying it over and over. It's really a bad explanation. I wish you could hear it. It's like high pitch then low, high pitch then low. Oh, and he sometimes makes the same sound while his beak is wrapped around a perch. He's really showing off. Crest up, of course. I hope to get that on film some time.

#23037 - 07/29/07 03:02 AM Re: describe your Toos scream  
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I want to add a question to anyone who looked at my videos. Does this sound like other people's toos? Many on another board said that their toos never made sounds like this. They joked that they didn't want their birds to hear it. The other toos were hand raised, and mine is wild caught. I wonder if this difference would cause different calls. You guys would know, if anyone would know.

#23038 - 07/29/07 03:25 AM Re: describe your Toos scream  
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Actually the bird sounded pretty quiet compared to our M2, Brewster eek Thanks for sharing!


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#23039 - 07/29/07 04:15 AM Re: describe your Toos scream  
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I've never even seen an M2. Let alone heard one. (Except on this web site) I bet that is an experience.

#23040 - 07/29/07 04:25 AM Re: describe your Toos scream  
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LOL!!
I had no idea when I posted this question, that there would be such a variety of Too screams.
Great descriptions and great videos too.
I wish that I had a camera with audio so that you could here Coco. All the ones I've heard here are actually quite pleasant in comparrison(beleive it or not).
A cars squeeky brakes is a pretty good description of the sound that he makes. (only he's much louder and keeps going and going....) :rolleyes:

#23041 - 07/29/07 04:40 AM Re: describe your Toos scream  
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Birdmom your right...That is quiet compared to when Bailey gets wound up too. <img border="0" alt="[laughing]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh[1].gif" />

It could be a natural call that captives don't have.I really don't know because I have never met a wild caught yet.

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#23042 - 07/29/07 10:45 AM Re: describe your Toos scream  
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My husband and I think some of our U2's screams sound like a combo of high shrieking Godzilla scream and Terradactyl/dinosaur(sure I spelled that wrong) scream....We try to ignore her as best we can but sometimes you just want to look and go WTH was THAT all about?!?!?!? Esp. when there appears to be no apparent reason... confused wink (And I will vouch for the ear ringing....oh boy....) What makes it worse I think is we took the carpeting out of the house and have vaulted ceilings in the main room where we and the birds are....Holy cow..... wink

#23043 - 07/29/07 11:44 AM Re: describe your Toos scream  
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Bill has a 'temper tantrum" scream that peels the skull from the brain. It's a combination of of a "teakettle' and an ambulance going through an intersection and an air raid siren. However, if you ignore it long enough, apparently he'll start clucking like a chicken to get your attention "buk buk buk buk buKAW!" It's like living with a flock!!!


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#23044 - 07/29/07 02:23 PM Re: describe your Toos scream  
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Bokka doesnt scream...

He makes a variety of noises, but doesnt scream.

His contact call is more of a "Hello" and sometimes a "caw caw" type thing, but the only time he EVER screamed, and I KNEW it was an upset screaming, was when he was around OTHER birds who actually screamed, like my neighbors M2's. They would SCREAM AT Bokka and Bokka would scream back and.. yikes. It distressed me to see him so upset.

Males...

The two M2's were males and I believe they were screaming challenge with Bokka, as thats how Bokka took it (flared up like never seen before and lowered wings, flared tail, and screaming!!) :p

Other than that he is not a screamer, never been around those other birds AGAIN, NOOOO MORE for Bokka. lol.

He is, all in all, a very quiet bird.

All his noises he makes doesn not bother me. As his reular noises and cockatoo doings is normal.

Perhaps I just treat him right laugh laugh laugh So he has no complaints wink laugh

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#23045 - 07/29/07 02:26 PM Re: describe your Toos scream  
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Oh and the only time Bokka contact calls me none stop (when he does start contact calling I mean) is when I leave the room, and Bokka is in his cage. If he is ontop of his cage. He'll contact call a couple times, I'll contact call him back and he is down his cage off looking for me laugh <img border="0" alt="[laughing]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh[1].gif" />

Tielmama BEAUTIFUL cockatoo. Looks like a female too. laugh

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#23046 - 07/29/07 03:30 PM Re: describe your Toos scream  
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Bokka's mom- Thanks for saying beautiful Too. Guess what my Too's name is?...
WhiteBOY! His eyes are as black as coal. I really think he was DNA tested a long time ago by his previous person. He had a female mate for a while too.
Rocco's dad- You should have seen Whiteboy when I played Rocco's call. Crest went up. Wings went up! He was in his cage and did not hesitate to JUMP to his porch to face the opponent. I want you to know that when he hears other Too sounds he gets interested, but this was the most serious reaction I've ever seen from him.

#23047 - 07/30/07 05:54 PM Re: describe your Toos scream  
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Tielmama, the reason I ask is, because when breeder breed their birds and get babies, they put the band on the left foot if its a female and on the right if male they also do this with wild caught birds, but the band will be opened. And.. before I even noticed the band, I heard your TOOS scream and it sounds very feminine. LOL laugh

How old is your WhiteBoy?

Some females just wont get the red eyes, although most of the female si have seen with re eyes are very hormonal, or are jsut getting to sexual maturity and hormones are comming. But I do know some females that have brown eyes.

My Bokka doesnt sound feminine.. for the most part when he lets out some vocalizing, but I am told by most he looks very feminine (why my saying goes " Male Umbrella cockatoos are more girly than the females, LOL") laugh

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#23048 - 07/30/07 06:02 PM Re: describe your Toos scream  
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Also, I am not sure about female toos, as I do not have them, only been around them.

Bokka is always up for a challenge when he DOES here a male M2 screams. Gosh I was so frightened to hear Bokka SCREAM when I was at Zj's house in Sultan, her male M2's scream A LOT, and Bokka is a VERY QUIET boy. He really is. I dont know why, and he only gets loud as the family gets loud(large family) and for the most part QUIET!

But when I was at my friends, with Bokka. He would flap his wings and let off the horriblest scremaing I have ever heard. The loudest I have ever heard too out of a cockatoo. LOL. I think for the most part it was a distress/aggression type call. Bokka was out of his terrortory and I think he was quite distressed when he screamed. He would scream up to 15 minutes every hour or so. And would not stop no matter how comforting I was being to him (He was on my shoulder and I kept trying to cuddle him to calm him and he would not have none of that, he wanted to be on my shoulder and SCREAM) Most frightening thing I heard :*( I want to tape it someaday. i do believe it wa mainly stress screaming with *some* aggression it his scream.
eek eek eek

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#23049 - 07/30/07 06:30 PM Re: describe your Toos scream  
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Bokka's mom- Wow! You really have me wondering now. Whiteboy was with his last person for 16 years, and with a person before that, for an unknown amount of time. I've only had him for 7 months. He has an open band with letters that I've been told mean he came through a California import station. His eyes are very black, even when you look at them outside. What a funny name for a girl! (funny name anyway) I didn't name him. I'm going to email his last person to see if he was DNA tested.

#23050 - 07/30/07 07:52 PM Re: describe your Toos scream  
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Poncho, my M2, does this funky little hop step dance and then it's WAK WAAAAAAAKKKKKKKKKKK, and then a little indian dance. Right now he's making a soft little peep for me to come and open the cage door and get off the computer, so here I go smile

#23051 - 07/31/07 02:34 AM Re: describe your Toos scream  
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Bokka's mom- I guess Whiteboy is just a girlyman. I emailed the guy who gave him to me. He was DNA tested male. He tried to be delicate when he told me that when Whiteboy had an Umbrella girlfriend, there was NO DOUBT which one was the male.

#23052 - 08/03/07 12:55 AM Re: describe your Toos scream  
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TielMama my U2 Snowy does both of those, and the flapping one she does one my arm upside-down. It seems Snowy does most of the ones mentioned.

The most annoying is her morning "EEEEEE"'S if I forget to cover her at night (sometime between 5:30 and 7). These are high pitched sqweels. (I really don't what different a white sheet makes.)


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#23053 - 08/15/07 08:58 PM Re: describe your Toos scream  
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Love this topic, First time KiwiU2 screamed it was in my ear, brain still feels like jello. She witnessed the grandbaby getting attention from crying so now we are often treated to that (minus grandbaby). Just recently she witnessed the 3 year old grand child having a temper tantrum, now we get to periodically relive that experience. When she really needs to be a cockatoo, the screamy flappy stuff, we let her do it. She doesn't do it often. The last time she needed to vent was on the pontoon boat. Our neighbors remarked, "was that Kiwi we heard screaming on the lake last night? I guess the noise carried pretty well over 3,000 acres of water. Increased the audience potential.

#23054 - 08/16/07 10:00 PM Re: describe your Toos scream  
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My husband and I think some of our U2's screams sound like a combo of high shrieking Godzilla scream and Terradactyl/dinosaur(sure I spelled that wrong) scream....
That sounds a lot like Sunny. He has a variety of LOUD ones, but my personal least favorite is a repeated, high decibel, "EE er RIP!! EE er RIP!!" that I can actually FEEL bouncing on my eardrums. eek

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