Whenever my parrot flips out and gets angry, I say, "Hey," in this soft, comforting voice and then talk to him gently. He calms down within seconds. I just got frustrated enough at something that I went, "ARGH." My parrot said, "Hey," all softly and sweetly like a dozen times over the next minute. It made me feel better instantly. My parrot is better at conflict de- escalation than most people.