Donkey Kong Country
Squawks first appears in the first Donkey Kong Country game exclusively only in the level Torchlight Trouble. The Kongs must jump onto a crate containing Squawks in the level to brighten up the level, due to Squawks having a flashlight. Squawks is also the only non-rideable Animal Buddy in the game and the only one to not have an Animal Token.
Donkey Kong Country 2/Land 2
Unlike the previous Donkey Kong Country, Squawks is bigger and rideable too. He can be rode upon in the air to fly throughout the skies that require flying abilities. Squawks can also spit eggs in this game to attack enemies. Squawks also is found in a larger crate and has an Animal Barrel of himself, allowing Diddy and Dixie to transform into him. Squawks can fly quicker when not holding the Kongs with his talons, due to having less weight to carry in the air that slows him down. When attacked by an enemy, Squawks doesn't fly away quickly like most other Animal Buddies. He acts the same in Donkey Kong Land 2, except that he can only be transformed into.
Donkey Kong Country 3/Land III
Squawks reappears in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III as a rideable Animal Buddy that remains unchanged.
Donkey Kong 64
Squawks appears in Donkey Kong 64 on where he informs Donkey Kong that King K. Rool stole the bananas from the Banana Hoard and kidnapped Diddy, Tiny, Chunky, and Lanky. He also assists the Kongs on their adventure by giving them helpful advice.
Diddy Kong Racing DS
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Squawks appears in Donkey Kong Country Returns as an item in this game. He can be gotten for fifteen Banana Coins in Cranky Kong's Shop. He helps Donkey and Diddy find hidden Puzzle Piecess and alerts them if they are near one. He also finds the switches in the Factory world to allow Donkey and Diddy to go to the Feather Fiend.