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Can lorikeets talk

Postby Parrotkeeper02 » Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:26 am

I know lorikeets aren't the best talkers and one of mine can mimic my phone I am wondering if the can mimic speech.
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Re: Can lorikeets talk

Postby Wolf » Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:31 am

It is my understanding that they can learn to talk, but it may be harder to understand what they say as the are not as clear as some of the other species when and if they talk. This is based only on what I have read from people who have them, I have no personal experience with them.
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Re: Can lorikeets talk

Postby Pajarita » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:44 am

I am pretty sure they have the same 'voice apparatus' as the other species of parrots but I doubt they are 'talkers' (most aviary species are not for the simple reason that they don't have that much interest in human beings to begin with).
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