On 2/15/09, Rick wrote:
> 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!
> JB's Mom,
> Thanks for the great information. Where did you get your Video
I got the video at holiday shopping expo but I am sure you can