Parrots start not only because of the beautiful motley colors, but also for their ability to speak. Despite the fact that these birds pronounce the words unknowingly, still watching this process is extremely exciting. Nevertheless, there are species of birds, which can be somewhat difficult to teach to speak.
Further in the article we learn which parrots speak best and how to conduct effective training.
Is everyone talking?
Before buying a bird, you need to find out which parrots speak best. In the natural environment, these birds communicate almost constantly. They, like food, need communication, so after the bird enters a different habitat, it will compensate for the lack of communication by repeating human speech.
You can teach to speak almost all kinds of parrots. The only thing is that some of them can be trained much faster and easier than others. Here is a list of parrots, which will be easiest to teach to talk.
Jaco – The most popular talking parrot, because how to teach him to speak is usually quite simple. He has the ability to copy human speech with amazing accuracy. There are individuals who repeat the words with such precision of tone that you can even determine whether they were spoken by a man or a woman. Jaco are long-lived, they are easily trained and intelligent. A bird can remember from 300 to 500 words (the record known today is 800 words). These birds, if desired, reproduce not only human speech, but also other sounds: laughter, the operation of a vacuum cleaner, cough, etc.
Male or female
The ability to learn is usually independent of the gender of a particular bird. But if we talk about budgies, then their males are more capable of speech. Females are more difficult to learn, but learned words are pronounced more clearly than males.
By identifying which parrots learn to speak best, you can go directly to learning. Regularity, perseverance and perseverance are important here.
Be sure to make friends with your pet. It is necessary to establish emotional contact with him, to treat him kindly, not to frighten or tease. Otherwise, the bird will not listen, will be constantly in a state of stress, and there will be no talk of any training.
The best time to conduct classes with a parrot is sunset and morning hours. It is better that there is absolute silence in the room, since extra sounds will distract the bird.
You should also monitor the response of the budgie. If the student looks carefully, not being distracted by other processes, this will mean that he currently perceives and remembers the information.
And when the parrot wants to eat, he will most likely remember the phrase “Petya wants to eat,” because for him she will be connected with food, and will try to repeat it again.
After the pet remembers all the first simple words or phrases, you can proceed to the following. At the same time, do not forget to fix the result, repeat the previous words so that they are not forgotten by the bird. It can take about three months of regular classes to learn the first word.
There are a number of mistakes that will slow down the process of teaching a bird to talk.
- No need to randomly pronounce phrases that you want to educate your pet. It should be limited to 5-6 sentences and first record them in memory.
- Long and complex words are best left for later. At first it is recommended to teach simple material.
- Do not abuse the constant change of intonation. It is recommended to stay at the same tone and rhythm and use it constantly.
- At the beginning of the learning process, it is better not to turn on the parrot radio or television.
No need to teach a budgie to speak bad words and nasty things. It should be borne in mind that if he at least once says a word, then it will remain in his memory forever. He does not understand the meaning of the word, so it is likely that even after a few years, at the most inopportune moment, he will remember some unpleasant word and put his owner in an awkward position.