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.