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Re: eclectus vs african grey

Posted by conni on 8/04/08
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    On 8/03/08, Randy wrote:
    > On 8/02/08, conni warner wrote:
    >> hi I am considering a parrot and I have been reading
    >> everything I can. What would you recommend an eclectus or
    >> an african grey? I want a talker but a parrot that will
    >> bond with the family not just one person. Any advice??
    >
    > All parrots have the natural ability to bond with just one
    > person. Usually, it's the owner's fault( not done on
    > purpose) because not enough time is spent socializing the
    > bird with all members of the family immediately after first
    > getting the bird. That should be the #1 priority.
    >
    > As far as talking, some have the ability to talk more than
    > other species but on the other hand, any bird you get isn't
    > guaranteed to talk no matter what their reputation. These
    > are some of the things that aren't put in books. So, talking
    > shouldn't be high on the list when choosing a bird. All
    > birds talk, some in human language but more so in parrotese
    > language and after a while, the owner gets to know exactly
    > what that bird is saying in parrotese. Human talking by a
    > bird is just mimicing something...parrotese is the true form
    > when the bird wants to get a message across.