Trained Parrot BlogParrot Wizard Online Parrot Toy StoreThe Parrot Forum

Trying to talk?

Want to teach your bird talk? Learn about and discuss methods for training birds to vocalize and mimic different sounds on cue.

Trying to talk?

Postby GreenWing » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:12 pm

My Senegal Parrot, Tiki, is trying to talk. Her words aren't clear, though. She uses a itty-bitty voice and said "Love you" tonight but it wasn't clear.

I think it's cute and I want to encourage it more. Will her vocalizations get clearer? She is only five months old.
Image
GreenWing
African Grey
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 1071
Location: Portlandia, United States
Number of Birds Owned: 1
Types of Birds Owned: Congo African Grey ♥
Flight: Yes

Re: Trying to talk?

Postby liz » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:15 pm

Yes.

She will also do a lot of baby talk for a while. Myrtle's words are clean but she still baby talks (sounds like she is talking but in another language). Myrtle is 2.
User avatar
liz
Macaw
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 6909
Location: Hernando FL
Number of Birds Owned: 11
Types of Birds Owned: DYH Amazon Rainbow
BF Amazon Myrtle
Cockatiels: Shadow Tammy Tommy Flutter Phoenix Jackie Andy Gimpy Louise
Flight: Yes

Re: Trying to talk?

Postby GreenWing » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:01 pm

Thanks so much, Liz,

She said "Hi" today, which was really cute. But as you say, most of her talk is baby talk!

Myrtle is so adorable. What kind of babbling or talking does she like to do?
Image
GreenWing
African Grey
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 1071
Location: Portlandia, United States
Number of Birds Owned: 1
Types of Birds Owned: Congo African Grey ♥
Flight: Yes

Re: Trying to talk?

Postby liz » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:12 pm

She says a lot of words, most that she picked up from Rambo. She knows the meaning of some and uses them in conversation. When she runs out of what she knows to say she will add the baby babble which sounds like words in another language.

From day one I tried to teach her "Hey baby - what's up". She yells "what up" when she comes into a room. I thought she was just copying my words. When I called her yesterday she flew into the room and yelled "what".

I love it. She IS starting to understand and use more words. But the baby babble is adorable.
Oh and she also back talks. If I tell her no and she disagrees she will use a different language that I do not know. I guess that is the Myrtle nasty talk.
User avatar
liz
Macaw
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 6909
Location: Hernando FL
Number of Birds Owned: 11
Types of Birds Owned: DYH Amazon Rainbow
BF Amazon Myrtle
Cockatiels: Shadow Tammy Tommy Flutter Phoenix Jackie Andy Gimpy Louise
Flight: Yes

Re: Trying to talk?

Postby GreenWing » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:33 pm

Buahaha I love it - Myrtle saying "What?" So cute!

It's hilarious how birds can have attitude, such as when Myrtle babbles the baby-talk. Tiki sometimes shows a bit of attitude, too, when she doesn't get her way! Birds are awesome. :)
Image
GreenWing
African Grey
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 1071
Location: Portlandia, United States
Number of Birds Owned: 1
Types of Birds Owned: Congo African Grey ♥
Flight: Yes

Re: Trying to talk?

Postby liz » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:26 pm

Myrtle's first languageof baby babble is sweet and soft. That second language sounds more like a potty mouth. Something that I don't want to know what she is saying.
User avatar
liz
Macaw
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 6909
Location: Hernando FL
Number of Birds Owned: 11
Types of Birds Owned: DYH Amazon Rainbow
BF Amazon Myrtle
Cockatiels: Shadow Tammy Tommy Flutter Phoenix Jackie Andy Gimpy Louise
Flight: Yes

Re: Trying to talk?

Postby ljeanne » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:18 pm

my senegal "Baby" has a little gravely voice unless she thinks i am ignoring her , then she screams "PRETTY BABY!"
WHO"S PRETTY?
GOOD BABY! etc. she is a great bird. :gray: :amazon:
User avatar
ljeanne
Conure
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 118
Location: salem, mass
Number of Birds Owned: 9
Types of Birds Owned: timneh grey, senegal parrot, and budgies
congo grey and blue front amazon, ducorps cockatoo, and princess of whales parakeet
Flight: No


Return to Training Parrot Vocalizations

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Parrot ForumArticles IndexTraining Step UpParrot Training BlogPoicephalus Parrot InformationParrot Wizard Store