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
>> 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
>> away as well. Hope this helps, Good luck.
> 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!
Thanks for the great information. Where did you get your Video from?