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    Where can I find Cockatiel sounds?

    I have been looking online, and was wondering if there was anywhere that I could download or at least listen to cockatiel sounds and speech. I want to teach Cherie to talk (even though I know teaching a female is unlikely) and I thought it might help to have her hear the way other birds sound saying certain words or phrases. I found one .wav of "hello" and another of a male singing, and she really perked up and started making her one "eeooo!" sound at the speaker. She responds to my voice when I say "hello", but I figure it can't hurt to let her hear words in a bird voice too.
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    Re: Where can I find Cockatiel sounds?

    you might want to look around the messege boards here. There are some sound clips of peoples birds.

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    Re: Where can I find Cockatiel sounds?

    I have been looking on here, but haven't really been able to find anything except one big clip of "Ebo" (I think) talking. I was hoping to find some clips of birds saying words so I can play them for Cherie when she's out for her playtime. I saw on one site about a CD with lots of words said by male and female birds, but I don't have $20 +S&H to toss away right now. She likes bird songs too, and I though maybe, just maybe, if I play cockatiel songs for her she'll learn to do something besides screech. I love her to death, but WOW! those screeches make your ears wanna bleed!
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    Re: Where can I find Cockatiel sounds?

    So far the best sound clips of birds I have found is on this message board.

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    Re: Where can I find Cockatiel sounds?

    Are there any particular topics I should look for?
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    Re: Where can I find Cockatiel sounds?

    look for clips posted by phoenix k about her tiel "ebo".

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    Re: Where can I find Cockatiel sounds?

    I did a search for "audio" and came up with tons of posts:
    http://www.tailfeathersnetwork.com/c...earchid=145404

    Hehehe, it does seem that many of them are of Ebo, though. ^_^ The most recent clip had him just incessantly saying Ebo-Ebo, but in the other clips he says stuff like hello, hi, ow, boo, laughing, good Ebo, etc.

    I personally find that while it's fun to play sound files of other birds to see how your birds react, the best way to get them to learn words and actually understand how to use them is simply to talk to them a whole lot, watching for subtle cues as to which sounds they enjoy (such as, tiny feathers on their faces or cheek patches puffing as they listen, or tinting their head to listen more closely). Plus, talking has to be something that they see as fun, and seeing as cockatiels are addicted to attention, the best way for language to be gratifying for them is if they see it as a way to interact with you.

    Also keep in mind that the majority of cockatiels don't talk, and it's especially very rare for female cockatiels to talk.

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    Re: Where can I find Cockatiel sounds?

    Oh, also check out this thread for some helpful tips:
    http://www.tailfeathersnetwork.com/c...ad.php?t=21218

    Here's a clip I found once of a very clear talking cockatiel named Spike. He says "Hi Spike. Spike pretty bird, pretty bird."
    http://www.blackshireserver.net/cagm...prettybird.wav
    The entire site is very cool, too.

    And while I'm at it... Might as well throw this fun video of Ebo saying "Good Ebo," too...

    http://www.biseinen.com/shango/fun/movies/badebo.mov

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    Re: Where can I find Cockatiel sounds?

    The majority of them don't talk? I though most of them did. Jeez, now I feel like this is going to be impossible! I'd like to get her to at least sing or whistle or something. She chirps really loud when she wants attention, and that's it right now.
    I took her out today though, and I was talking to her, saying "hello" and every time I petted her I'd say "pretty baby" or "pretty pretty", and off & on I was just making various sounds at her. (I can't whistle, but I can make other sound effects kinda like a bird) She was fluffing her face and tilting her head nearly upside down! She didn't make a sound, but she sure seemed to be listening. I made this one "ooo-eee-ooo" sound, and she'd tilt her head sideways and her eyes would flutter almost shut. Does that mean she liked it? I'm going to keep trying. Even if I can just get her to make some kind of sounds it would be cool. (But I'm guessing her lack of vocal-ness does point to her being a girl, eh?)
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    Re: Where can I find Cockatiel sounds?

    Females are not good at talking or whistling, or so they say. Males are the talkers and whistlers, so they say. Have you taken to the vet yet? You may have a male.
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    Re: Where can I find Cockatiel sounds?

    She hasn't been to the vet yet. Hubby's in transition between jobs right now, so we can't even afford to take us to a doctor. I do want to take her for a checkup as soon as we can though, just for a checkup and Eric wants to get her banded. I mostly think she's a girl because I read that a Whiteface will have a pure white face if it's a boy, and grey on it if it's a girl, and she has some grey, but I don't think she's had a molt yet, so there's no telling yet I guess.
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    Re: Where can I find Cockatiel sounds?

    P.S. Does anyone here have a female tiel that talks or whistles? Just curious.
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    Re: Where can I find Cockatiel sounds?

    They have their first molt around 6 months and then again at around 1 year. After that it is about once a year.
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    when i lived in my old house i used to find garter snakes in my basement all the time but not in my new house i was wondering where i can find wild garter snakes

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