Our planet is inhabited by a huge number of birds. Their number is about a hundred billion individuals, and they are all very different from each other. But I would like to highlight one, quite popular among people, a detachment of birds – parrots. These beautiful creatures impress with their ability to imitate our speech. What parrots say is an individual feature of each of them. Some individuals can repeat individual words, and others and entire phrases.
Free Parrot Communication
As for the natural habitat of parrots, in it they are found only in packs. A distinctive feature of these birds is their intolerance to loneliness, so parrots can be called flocking creatures. The way parrots talk in nature is very reminiscent of communication between themselves and other birds. To do this, they use their simple "bird" language. Without a doubt, parrots can be attributed to the singing birds, because they make sounds that resemble a rather attractive song.
The ability of parrots to talk
So why can parrots, unlike other birds, reproduce the words and phrases of human speech? There are a lot of assumptions. It is believed that when they get into an unusual world of people, parrots adapt to new sounds, and eventually try to repeat them. However, this does not apply to all individuals. There are non-speaking parrots.
Until now, it is not known what exactly affects the ability of parrots to copy speech. But it is well known that the presence or absence of this ability in parrots does not depend on their mental abilities and gender. Another suggestion that can explain the ability of parrots to talk is the similarity of the basic sounds and sounds of human speech that they make. That is why, perhaps, for parrots, it is a simple task to repeat what they hear.
Which parrots speak better
The best talkers, able to repeat even intonation, are considered to be Jaco parrots, their speech is the most clear. Red-tailed parrots also imitate our speech very well, but at the same time, the sounds they make do not really resemble a human talk. Many people really like the wavy parrot. He can not only tolerably repeat the words, but also imitate all kinds of sounds surrounding him.
Learn to speak
When purchasing a talking parrot, you should be prepared for its high cost and for the long process of further training. It will take a lot of patience and time. First of all, for a positive learning outcome, you should not raise your voice on a bird, this will only scare it. Lessons should also be conducted in conditions that exclude extraneous noise that can distract the parrot. You need to start training with simple words, moving sequentially from one to another, gradually complicating tasks.
Any achievement of the pet should be accompanied by praise in the form of goodies. Another great assistant in training a parrot can be a tape recorder or voice recorder. After all, it is enough to record a few phrases and put them to a parrot for frequent listening. As for the age at which parrots start talking, it ranges from three to five months.
I also want to add that most often the decision to buy a parrot is based only on the ability to speak it. After all, about how parrots say, videos can easily be found on the Internet, and at any time enjoy this beautiful sight. But few people realize that for cute chatter the birds hide long hours of training that not everyone can withstand.