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Re: timneh african grey talking

Posted by Rick on 2/15/09
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    On 2/15/09, Jim Bobs Mom wrote:
    > On 2/14/09, Rick wrote:
    >> On 2/14/09, dan wrote:
    >>> I have a beautiful male timneh, who is almost 2 years old.
    >>> He is extremely bright, but hasn"t started talking except
    >>> for a few words here and there. Like all greys he whistles
    >>> up a storm. What can I do to promote talking, or should I
    >>> just let him develop.
    >>
    >>
    >> Hi Dan,
    >>
    >> Don't underestimate your little guy. You state he only says a
    >> few words, this is a beginning. By the way, how long have you
    >> had him?
    >> We have a four year old CAG, got him about a year ago and
    >> would only say a few things that he was used to. As time went
    >> by we started hearing other phrases, even words he has heard
    >> us say. He now talks more, says hello when the phone rings,
    >> whistles, makes his own weird noises, grunting noises that
    >> imitate me getting off the couch, imitates our dogs barking,
    >> microwave sounds, etc.
    >> What we have done is, every time we would walk by his cage we
    >> would speak to him, he lives in the living room, so he hears
    >> all. We have made him a part of our conversation area so that
    >> he will pick up what we say, and remarkably has achieved a
    >> great vocabulary all on his own by listening.
    >>
    >> Like I say, don't underestimate him, give him time, and when
    >> you least expect it, he will be repeating your comments. To
    > us
    >> it was fascinating when he started to mimic us. Another thing
    >> you may want to try is leaving the radio or t.v on when you
    > go
    >> away as well. Hope this helps, Good luck.
    >>
    >> Rick
    >
    > I bought one of those bird sitting videos for when we were not
    > at home. It has all sorts of birds being fed as babies,
    > playing, eating interacting with humans, etc. It really helped
    > my bird because shortly after we started showing it, he
    > started talking and he says lots of stuff and copies
    > everything we say and he is 2 years old. I think the video
    > helped because it demonstrated all kinds of vocalizations. Its
    > worth a try. Good luck!

    JB's Mom,

    Thanks for the great information. Where did you get your Video from?
    Rick