Parrots by nature, squawk, screech, whistle, and make any other loud noise that they can; that is one way in which they communicate with their flock members. In captivity, they consider humans to be flock members, and so they do all these things frequently for attention. In answer to your question, she is shrieking because that is how birds communicate.
I have lived and worked with parrots for over 25 yrs, and I have never known a quiet one unless it was terribly ill.
Here is a website for more information: http://www.avianweb.com/noisyparrots.html.
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Thanks for your answer.
If you transfer her you are giving her what she wants: attention. You would be better off ignoring her while she shrieks, then, as soon as she's quiet lavish her with praise and reward her.
You would do really well to contact this website (;ParrotBAS@yahoogroups.com) it's free, and it is a fabulous training resource. She really shouldn't be punished for making noise - it's a parrot way to get attention. Maybe you could give her a new toy while she's being quiet, or a tasty treat that she needs to work at getting to.
It might also help to have the humans of the house practice talking quietly for a while to see if your bird will start to imitate the quiet tones. (It's worth a try!).
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