In their homeland in Australia, budgies have been nicknamed the singers. A large flock during the flight is constantly noisy, as if everyone expresses their opinion on the route and prospects for finding food. Sitting on a tree, they begin to make pleasant melodious sounds – to sing. Having bought a bird and bringing it home, you can listen to the conversation of parrots and singing all day.
How does a budgie talk – interesting facts
Ornithologists studying the life of budgies and their ability to imitate various sounds and repeat people’s speech, do not cease to be surprised. In the way the parrot and the person talk, the ability of the feathered lump to remember and compare, to accurately insert the learned phrase, refers to the “can not be” section. The hosts are most affected when they find out:
- parrot speech – a set of clicks;
- the brain has a special structure;
- baby wavy is smarter than his big brothers.
The most interesting thing is that budgies are highly cultured creatures, they like poetry, memorize rhymed phrases better than prose. They feel the emotional state of a person in his speech. Perhaps that is why obscene words are absorbed instantly and repeated with expression.
Budgies love poetry and remember rhyming phrases well
The beak of parrots is arranged differently than that of other birds – not only the lower, but also its upper part and the wax are painted in different colors. Starlings and other mockingbirds have a thin tongue. Wavy have a thick tongue with a keratinized coating, which they click, changing the tone of sound with a beak. Whoever heard how exactly a bird conveys not only words, but the timbre of a voice, admire the ability of small bright parodists.
Ornithologists have long studied the brain of a parrot. Songbirds have a separate area responsible for the ability to produce melodic sounds. Parrots also have it, but with a shell that stores everything in memory, and more complex connections with other parts of the brain.
Scientists claim that the budgerigar has a small brain and the bird cannot consciously insert words and phrases that it learned. Their colleagues, who have been watching this particular breed of birds for a long time, note that in most cases the conversation of budgerigars amazes with the accuracy of answers and comments.
Chick knows his name
Budgerigar chicks know their name
A young parrot at 30 days of age leaves the nest and goes to a flock of young animals – a kind of kindergarten like penguins or magpies. But his parents feed him for another 3 weeks. Making squeaky sounds, they evoke from the crowd and feed their babies specifically. At 50 days, the parrot becomes completely independent and does not need parental care. At the beginning of singing, the parrot often repeats its name several times to warm up.
It is difficult for a person to distinguish names without recording and special equipment. Therefore, it seems that the whole flock is jerking the same way.
Learn to understand a feathered talker
In captivity, the birds do not need to learn to look for food and water, monitor the environment and raise the whole flock on alert if a predator approaches. Breeders sell chicks very small. All his actions are at the instinct level and it is important to correctly understand the pet. He expresses his demands and emotions:
- pronunciation of certain sounds;
Budgies express their emotions and demands in intonation
In a song of a contented budgie, an arbitrary combination of sounds of alarm and pleasure, surprise and demand.
The first days in a new place, the budgie is mastered and may remain silent for several days. Then, if he liked it, he would begin to mumble, click, creak his beak in his sleep. Veterinarians ornithologists say that for them, the creak of the beak means that the winged patient is recovering. The parrot will begin to sing after 3 months.
The owner of the bird should be proud to hear the creak that created favorable conditions for the pet, please him.
After the parrot adapts to a new place, he begins to mumble, click, creak
Where does the creak come from. At the end of the beak, the parrot has notches. They allow the bird to crack hard seeds and nuts. A contented wavy sharpens them during daytime sleep.
Natural Parrot Vocabulary
The first sounds made by the chick are “chivik” and “peak”. Similar to a sparrow tweet with an accent, they mean a request no matter the age of the parrot. You need to feed the pet or just pay attention to it, talk with it, play. The louder and sharper the sounds, the stronger the bird needs it. That "chivik" is associated with the name of the baby.
The parrot expresses surprise in a calm tone, pronouncing "piu". This happens if the cage is carried to another place or an unfamiliar object appears in the room. The bird will not be able to appreciate the new hairstyle of the mistress, but she will notice the change in hair color or a bright hat and ask "what is it".
The parrot shows surprise in a calm tone.
The “chivi-chivi-chivi” repeated during the walk means that the feathered pet has found something new and interesting.
The continuously repeating “cha-cha” is pronounced loudly. It’s calm if a parrot calls someone outside the window, demanding when he wants to walk. The frightened pichuga screams it loudly, sharply, and starts to behave uneasily. A parrot can be alarmed by the rustling sounds of cellophane and foil. The main enemies of birds in the wild are snakes, reptiles and birds of prey. They produce a rustling like that, and a parrot warns the whole flock.
Sharp sounds frighten the pichuga and he, loudly shouting his “cha-cha”, may become hysterical. When the cry is accompanied by energetic walking around the cage, the bird is in a good mood and is not averse to fooling around.
Sharp sounds frighten the parrot and it can become hysterical
Frightened or indignant, “quya” means protest. Most often it sounds when you try to pick up an unaccustomed chick. Quietly pronounced "quya" translates as "oh," it hurts the bird.
The bird, which had so much fun, expresses the degree of his pleasure and fatigue expressed in the cooing tonality of “qua”. The sound repeats, gradually subsiding, until the feathered robber falls asleep.
The parrot scandal rolls up with a loud repetition of "pit-pit". He is equally indignant and grumbles both at the other bird and at the person. This happens extremely rarely. Budgerigars are surprisingly funny and cheerful creatures. They love twitter, combining in any order all the sounds that they can make. Having learned to sing, they constantly sing, making sounds calm and uniform, like the murmur of water.
As a listener and friend, a small artist can choose a cat, a dog, a curl on furniture, his reflection in the mirror. Feathered singer is better not to interrupt. A spoiled mood can last for a long time, and he will not sing, only resent and grumble.
The conversation of a budgerigar is easy to understand if you monitor its behavior. A pair of birds can coo for hours, repeating quietly and gently pleasant words for a friend. In a good mood, the budgie sings all day. But it does not irritate the hearing. The sounds of a contented bird are calm, babbling and soothing.
Unlike humans, females are taller than males. They often sit for a long time without uttering a sound, behave calmer, require less attention and travel around the room.
When and how to teach a budgie to talk
Talking, imitating a person’s speech, will only be a happy, contented bird. For those who want to have a talking bird in the house, you should know some rules.
- It is desirable to choose a male. To teach girls to talk is much more difficult, but you can if you want.
- The chick is acquired young, 5 – 7 weeks.
- There should not be other parrots in the room; he will repeat after them, and not after the person. You can plant a young one with talking birds, but then a feathered pet will not understand the meaning of words, only mimic others.
- The bird hears and repeats high sounds better than low sounds. She will begin to copy children, women more willingly.
- Unlike other types of parrots, a budgerigar in a cage may refuse to learn. He must get used to his new home and master, walk around the room.
- Classes are best done by putting the parrot on your arm or shoulder.
- The room should be quiet.
- The first word to be studied should be the name of the pet containing hissing sounds.
- Words must be repeated with the same intonation.
- The lesson lasts 15 to 20 minutes. If the student begins to be distracted, the lesson should be completed by the next day.
- Better to have a day off than doing 2 lessons per day.
After the purchase, the parrot must select a separate room in which there are no other birds. Give time to master and accustom yourself. Only a contented parrot will talk. To do this, he should receive good food, have water to drink, swim in the hot weather and walk around the room daily.
The parrot needs to be well fed and watered – only this way it will speak
In Australia, budgerigars live in desert lands with a hot climate. They are used to hiding in the shade of trees and dozing during the day. For lessons there is morning and evening. Classes should be held in the form of a game. The bird should not be in the cage, only if she did not go there herself and the door remains open.
Feathered singers feel the rhythm well. They begin to talk faster if they read poetry, turn on quiet music with repeating words.
When communicating with a budgie in his spare time from lessons, one must constantly comment on his and his actions. Offer him to eat, and not pour silently.
The most difficult thing is to repeat one word several times, without raising your voice and without changing the tone. Emotions in the conversation should not be.
When the parrot can repeat the word, not even exactly, it must be treated with something tasty, and success should be praised and dainty. Be sure to praise him verbally. Budgies are used to taking care of each other and making friends nice. For your pleasure, he will try even more. Only having learned the first word well. You can move on.