my family bought a moluccan (Buddy about 3 yrs old, maybe older) not too long ago. we bought it from a family who only let him roam a small hallway and had many, many other pets. we already had greater suplher (Sydney) and my mother and stepfather just bought a baby blue and gold macaw (Dakota). Buddy instantly disliked my mother (who the bird was bought for) and has bitten every member of this family besides me. at first I did not like him much either, but I have recently grown to love him and trust him very much. he seems to have attached himself to me. My mother spends most of her time with the other birds because of her dislike for Bud. My stepfather spends most of his time at work. the problem is (of course) his constant screaming (and i do mean constant, maybe two hours of the day he is quiet) and he seems to be avoiding us. the screaming gets quite frustrating, and they all scream back at him to make him stop. i have asked them not to, but sometimes they just cannot help it. he is left in his cage almost all day because we do errands during the day, and at night he is free, and only screams. we do not have the money to buy him new and exciting toys every other day. no one is exactly nice to him, but its because no matter what he screams. i try to spend a lot of time with him, but even when i do he screams. i play with him, and he screams, i try to sit in the room with him and he screams. i leave the room and he screams, i leave him alone and he screams. when he first arrived he would venture out into the hallway or sit on the ground with us and play. he has recently become very territorial with his cage. he will not even come on my arm to snuggle anymore. when we open his cage to let him out, he will not come to us and then he sits on his cages and goes from one side to the other screaming. my stepfather used to take him in the office with him, where the other two birds live, to try to entertain him, but he only sits and screams. Now when we actually get him to come on our arms, we get to the doorway and he flies back to his cage. we have to trick him into his cage at night, and its getting very frustrating. i know birds require much care, but he wasnt bought for me, so i dont know how to handle him. please please please write me back and help me. im not a bird person, but since he seems to like me the best, i would like to help him become a happier bird. i am afraid he might start mutliating himself. i also would like to help my family stop getting so frustrated with him. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE write me back. i am at my wits end.