The greatest learning abilities are in jaco, macaws and amazons, which can be attributed to a group of talking parrots. However, other species of these birds can learn to copy human speech, albeit with less success.
Parrots have been living with humans for hundreds of years. Since the 15th century, it has become fashionable to start parrot houses in Europe. In Russia, the fashion for these rather expensive birds at that time was strongly developed in the 17th century. Quite rapidly since that time, various societies and clubs of parrot lovers began to develop. In such clubs it was possible to find parrots of all existing species, and there were more than 315, but preference was given to the speakers.
Before you buy a bird, think carefully about it – you should take such a serious matter with all responsibility. Consultation with a specialist does not hurt. Any owner of these birds with experience can act as such a specialist. A conversation with him will open for you a lot of "pitfalls" of which you will not think. A conversation with your family members will also not be superfluous – it is possible that your new hobby will not bring joy to any of them.
Bringing the bird home do not start training immediately, you must first gain the trust of a new friend. For a long time, the parrot will experience fear and aggression. Get ready to train the parrot for a long time, it may take several months. Do not force events, but rather focus on creating conditions, such as a cell, nutrition, temperature, humidity in the room, etc.
Start creating a confidential atmosphere by hand-feeding. Gradually, after the parrot began to eat from the feeder, hand it the food in the palm of your hand. Let him fly around the room. In a few days you will be able to understand whether your bird likes human society or not. If you like, then it is quite possible to teach such a parrot to talk. If the parrot avoids communicating with people, then most likely he will never learn to talk. Be careful and follow all safety measures! When flying your bird around the room, close windows and doors, check your houseplants for poisonous, fix or better remove all flower vases, remove the cat from the room, if any, the curtains should not be in a large cell – they are easy to get confused.
The most common methods for teaching parrots to talk are – master training, learning by writing parts of the text, and two-person training method – rivalry. Each of these methods has advantages and disadvantages. It is worth trying everything to determine the susceptibility of the bird.
The first word spoken is usually the name of the bird itself. Speak it loud and clear, referring specifically to the parrot. The best teachers are women and children. The best time to learn is evening. A lot depends on the bird itself. It is very important to consider this! Many of them can remember up to 10 words. And only very few to 100. Do not immediately expect clear diction, at first the spoken words will be perceived by you like anything, but not speech. The parrot is very attentive and constantly watches all the actions of the owner. He carefully listens to the conversation of the owner and tries to remember the words. It is with such a parrot, when you create all the conditions you will not have much difficulty, and he will speak 15-20 days after the start of classes.
According to research and research – a parrot constantly talking with its owner, positively affects the overall emotional state, relieves stress and psychologically relaxes.