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Re: timneh african grey talking

Posted by Jim Bobs Mom on 2/16/09
(7) Comments

    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
    >> 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
    > Rick

    I got the video at holiday shopping expo but I am sure you can
    google it.