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Old 01-23-2009, 12:13 AM
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Default How To Teach A Parrot To Talk

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Of all the different species of animals that are commonly kept as pets, parrots are the only species that are self-centered creatures who exhibit behaviors that allow them to get whatever they want, whenever they want it!

This is great information for a parrot owner to know as this will help you to teach your parrot to talk even better. Since most parrots already have a few words that they know and repeat, some owners want to either increase their parrot's vocabulary, or they want to teach their parrot to talk back to them by responding verbally to a question or statement. In order to this, you should first teach your parrot to imitate the desired response or answer first.

Remember to keep your parrot engaged in a conversation that satisfies his need for socialization. As soon as you hear him speak something, give your parrot a lot of praise and then you can repeat the word back to your parrot.

In the beginning try to talk to your bird back and forth about things that are important to him, like his favorite food, toy or treat.

Don't forget to mention the colors of his toys as well! When you are confident that your parrot has mastered the required response, you can then start by asking the question.

Try to speak as clearly as possible so that your parrot can pick up on the sounds quickly and easily.

As soon as your parrot understands the question perfectly and can repeat it back to you, it is then time to prompt your parrot to speak the desired response. Be sure to reward your parrot when he says the proper answer by giving him a nice treat whenever he attempts to say the correct response.

Remember to get all excited, repeating the word and going over to your parrot's cage to interact. Give your parrot a treat as soon as he exhibits a behavior that you want him to say or do.

Remember that parrots will always continue to exhibit a behavior for which it receives a reward, so make sure that you do not inadvertently reward him for making unpleasant noises.

Follow this training process until your parrot consistently responds with the correct answer every time the question is asked, but do keep in mind, that teaching your parrot to talk back to you in response to a question, is sometimes a little bit harder to learn and it might take him a while to get it just right.

Finally, make sure that the food or treat that you reward your parrot with is a very special and highly desired treat that is not readily available to him inside regular food dish. Choose something that can be consumed quickly so that you can move on to further training
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:15 AM
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Default How To Teach A Parrot To Talk

sounds like your friend messed something up. parrots are pretty damn hardy, keep them the same way as any other fish, clean water and food is basically it. what specific info you looking for?
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interesting article, clement! :)
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:31 PM
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i have experince of keeping african grey parrot...
try ko teach them say hello at first.
then gud nite/morning
then bye..
these word gonna be the first word to teach.
give them "gift"*(seed) when they are succeed to learn.
Gud Luck.....
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Old 11-14-2009, 06:49 PM
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talk to him/her...
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My grey african likes to imitate my voice, b'coz i spend allot of time talking to her. However she also does imitate my children if they keep disturbing her with funny voices
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:53 AM
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From my experience, lain usia lain perangai so ada yang cepat pandai ada yang very slow.. dont forget hand signal too.. thats my trick everytime I bawa parrot pergi road show

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