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Do parrots enjoy music?

Postby Emily » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:48 pm

Do parrots enjoy music? Sometimes I'll put on a record and I'm wondering if perhaps that may bother the bird. How can you tell? I'm also interested in playing instruments so I hope that won't be annoying, haha.
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Re: Do parrots enjoy music?

Postby Wolf » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:18 am

Parrots, like us seem to really enjoy music. And just as we don't like all music, they also have their preferences as to the music that they like. when my birds like the music they often join in by singing ( off key) and dancing to the music.
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Re: Do parrots enjoy music?

Postby liz » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:56 am

When Rainbow and Myrtle are doing their parrot contact calls they do not listen when I tell them to shut up. If I sing they get quiet to listen. Myrtle gets on my shoulder and hums since she does not know the words.
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Re: Do parrots enjoy music?

Postby Pajarita » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:04 am

I think they all do but some species seem to be more 'into' music than others and to enjoy different types. Amazons LOVE to sing opera-style and, going by mine, they do have preferences (mine love country music and tangos, especially the ones where the singer is a woman) while cockatoos, for example, love a good, strong beat they can dance to.
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Re: Do parrots enjoy music?

Postby Emily » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:14 pm

Interesting. I hope if I do get a parrot he will enjoy what I play.. If not, then I'll just have to experiment I guess. Thank you!
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Re: Do parrots enjoy music?

Postby liz » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:50 am

Rainbow used to get so angry with the cockatiels for singing so pretty. He knew some children's songs but did not think they were as good as what the cockatiels were singing. One day he started singing opera. It was before I even started playing the bird opera. She had me really confused. It sounded like a different language. Finally I caught the words "quack quack". He had turned Old McDonald into a opera.

Sorry about the he she mix up. I am still adjusting to her being female.
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Re: Do parrots enjoy music?

Postby Tman007 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:13 am

Mine like smooth jazz. But once in awhile when i clean up the apt we have to rock out lol
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Re: Do parrots enjoy music?

Postby Loriusgarrulus » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:00 am

OH's CAG likes classical and opera best and the Simpson's cartoons. Kuri the CAG even says Doh.
Taboo the TAG likes most music, but is not interested in cartoons.
My Lory prefers tunes with a beat and fast pace and will bob up and down to them.
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Re: Do parrots enjoy music?

Postby Blu » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:11 am

Connor absolutely loves it when I play my Sinatra. Blu couldn't care less about any music though.
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Re: Do parrots enjoy music?

Postby liz » Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:35 am

My Cockatiels always call out when they hear the music to Law and Order. There is just something in the tune that makes them respond.
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