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    Smile Teaching budgies to talk

    I've been trying to teach my little male budgie to talk for about 2 months now.
    He's been making sounds that sorta of sound like talking, but still hasn't come out with the words 'pretty boy' yet.
    Does anyone know if I'm doing anything wrong, or am I just being too impatient and expecting too much to soon.
    If you have managed to get a budgie talking, I would love some information.

    Also, will a budgie learn to talk if you record your voice on a CD and play it back, or will this confuse them?

    Thanks.
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    Re: Teaching budgies to talk

    Okeefe is a girl and she can say a few words. I did not even try to teach her talk she just picked it up from me talking to her.

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    Re: Teaching budgies to talk

    I've never had one that talked so I can't really help.. Stick with it.. it may take a while but it sounds like you are making progress.

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    Re: Teaching budgies to talk

    Ours (a female) says a few things. Her best is "pretty bird" which she says all the time, and very clearly. We've also taught her "Give me a treat" which she'll say once in a while. I think the "Give me a " part is hard for her, so she usually leaves it out and just says "treat", or "treat treat" or "pretty pretty treat". So far all she says are things we've repeated to her. But she also imitates lots of sounds my sons have taught her, like raspberries (very funny) and wolf whistles. I would just keep repeating one phrase to him. Also, listen when he doesn't think you're paying attention. That's when Snow does most of her chatting.

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    Re: Teaching budgies to talk

    I do know that you can try and continuely get your bird to talk with alot of practice, but there is no guarantee that they will. Have you tried any vidoes on youtube of parakeets talking? Try playing some repeadiatly on there and you might get your bird to talk, but I had no luck with mine for years.



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    Re: Teaching budgies to talk

    Try with simple words, like hello, or his name. then you can teach him to string together sentences, like, "Hello, I'm Tweety", or something like that.

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    Re: Teaching budgies to talk

    This morning, I was just listening to him chat away to himself, when he ran up to his bell, started kissing it and muttering what sounded like pretty boy.
    I kept watching and listening and he finally said it clearly!!!
    Thanks for all your tips.
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    Re: Teaching budgies to talk

    Its hard to teach a bird to talk. If the bird isnt willing, then ur pretty much out of luck. lol. With mine, i kept repeating the same words. And dont be surprised, when the bird picks up words you didnt really use.

    With my Quaker, i constantly said Mika (his name) and kisses. What was his first word? "Doin". As in "watcha doin" but he only picked up the last part LOL. With my lovies i never EVER expected her to talk. But now shes mumbling "hi baby" and other stuff i cant yet understand.

    It does take a bit for them to get it. Youll hear them practicing and trying to get it down. Be patient, im sure once he gets the first word down, the rest will come out alot easier

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    Re: Teaching budgies to talk

    I didn't read all the replies so sorry if I repeat anything.
    Budgies CAN learn lots of words but that doesn't mean they will. Its never a gurantee.
    Also, every budgie that I have heard the sounds aren't real clear. He could be talking but you could just not be hearing him right. THe cd sounds like a good idea. I'm gonna buy a tape recorder and do it that way but if a cd works for you than go for it. Stick in there, don't give up, and be patient. Repition along with patience is the key.


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