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"Night Night"

Postby crousseau » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:13 pm

I'm so excited! My 3yr old Senegal, Maggie, spoke for the 1st time. I've been saying "Night Night" consistently for a few weeks when I put her to bed at night and last week she said it back to me. I've been saying "Hello" to her for a year now and can't get her to say that yet. My husband seems to think it's the difference between a 1 syllable and 2 syllable word. I don't care she says it and that's all that matters :). I'd like to post a pick of her but can't get it small enough :(

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Re: "Night Night"

Postby Michael » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:47 pm

Kili picked up hello fairly quickly but after nearly 2 years of saying "night night" to her before covering her for bed, she has never said it once. I definitely wanna see a video of this, maybe if she hears another parrot say it, she'll learn quicker :mrgreen:
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Re: "Night Night"

Postby lzver » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:02 pm

I've been saying 'Night Night' to both Lucy and Jessie for years and neither one has ever said it. Jessie does love playing his peekaboo game at night though - whenever I cover my face with his blanket and bring it down he says 'peekaboo'

I'm not sure why they pick up some things, but not others. An example is for a couple months I always said 'See you later' when I left the house ... after a few months, they both started saying it. Now whenever we put shoes/coat on we get a chorus of 'See you later's'.
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Re: "Night Night"

Postby Mantiguanasewmachy » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:58 pm

This is a pretty old post, I'm sure you've gotten her to say more now! With Ozzie my Senegal, he has about 10 phrases/words but we have never been able to get him to say anything with three or more syllables. I think I did read somewhere though that male Senegal Parrots were louder and more talkative. And they can't get inflection like Amazons. Ozzie's Chinese is pretty monotone :l But we still think its cute.

Here's the best singing Senegal Parrot I've found on Youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5izs6pdLP90
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Re: "Night Night"

Postby Wayne361 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:12 pm

When my youngest goes to bed she gets her bottle. Oscar will say "nite nite" when he sees her with the bottle right before her bed. When I go to bed I will say "Nite nite Oscar"....he says "nite nite buddy" Funny....he wont say "buddy" for my youngest....neat to see them use in context/learned.
I think males are better talkers as someone mentioned as well.
Also environment plays a role. Oscar said very little when I got him. His name, step-up, banana....that was about it. His vocabulary has grown quite a bit since then. Hes no African grey or Amazon...but for a sennie I think he does ok.

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Re: "Night Night"

Postby eckie awesome!2732 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:34 am

My eclectus picked up just "Night" in just in about a week! [img][img]
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Re: "Night Night"

Postby Wolf » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:49 pm

eckie awesome!2732 wrote:My eclectus picked up just "Night" in just in about a week! [img][img]


That is pretty good for any bird, how old is your bird? You must spend a lot of time talking to it.
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Re: "Night Night"

Postby GreenWing » Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:20 am

Hahaha! It has to be the best thing ever to hear "night night" in the cute Sennie voice. :)

Chance has said "night night" once, in her usual smoker-voice, lol.
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Re: "Night Night"

Postby Wayne361 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:10 pm

GreenWing wrote:Hahaha! It has to be the best thing ever to hear "night night" in the cute Sennie voice. :)

Chance has said "night night" once, in her usual smoker-voice, lol.


Oscar has never smoked (obviously) but if anyone in the room coughs he will go off like he has smoked 3 packs a day for every one of his 11 years. :)
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Re: "Night Night"

Postby GreenWing » Sun May 04, 2014 12:49 am

Wayne361 wrote:
GreenWing wrote:Hahaha! It has to be the best thing ever to hear "night night" in the cute Sennie voice. :)

Chance has said "night night" once, in her usual smoker-voice, lol.


Oscar has never smoked (obviously) but if anyone in the room coughs he will go off like he has smoked 3 packs a day for every one of his 11 years. :)


Lol!

Chance "fake coughs" too ;)
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