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can a 7 yr old sun conure learn to talk?

Postby btwolfe » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:28 am

Can my 7 yr old sun conure learn to talk?
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Re: can a 7 yr old sun conure learn to talk?

Postby Harpmaker » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:55 pm

They can if THEY want to. If nothing has changed, there would be no reason for the parrot to do something new.

My little Meyer's parrot :meyers: learned to "talk" in stages. I taught her to whistle "Charge" and every time she did, everyone in earshot would shout "Charge". She now croaks something that sounds like the word.

Lately (about six months later) she has been saying-not croaking, saying, "Hello" when I get her out of her cage.

Sunnies in general are considered better talkers than Meyer's in general, but some African Grays and Amazons (best talkers in general) live long lives without ever saying a word. It depends on the bird and the circumstances.
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Re: can a 7 yr old sun conure learn to talk?

Postby Wayne361 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:10 pm

I got my :senegal: when he was 8. He said a few words but not much. Since I have had him he has picked up quite a bit. Not an amazing talker as compared to most greys and amazons, but point is age didnt play a factor. Change in environment, human interaction, and other variables probably play more of a part. Also as mentioned some birds just dont talk much....no matter what you do.

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