Crystal my B&G was 3 yrs old when i got him he his about 8 and the people i got him from named him Blue Satan he would fight and bite every body it took me the better part of 6 months to beable to scratch his head so if you think this trust will happen over night it wont now the SCREAMING !!! if your bird talks you may curb the screaming some what but not all and maybe not any when i get home from work i have to go shake hishand scratch his head and feed him or he will scream most birds love to scream and B&G can do a good job of it you have to see if you can figure out why he doing it other than normal flock screaming if i or any body else can help we will just ask -Marv