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Re: red bellied parrot

Posted by ame on 11/06/07
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    i have a red belly male his was born in jan 2007 i got him april 30
    h he is talking a lot he say many things but i think this is due to
    the fact that we are home all the time with him he is getting a
    bit nippy at times but love to be handled and will say sorry after
    hope this helps ame
    n 10/16/07, Joy wrote:
    > On 9/01/07, Wanda wrote:
    >> On 9/01/07, Wanda wrote:
    >>> On 8/27/07, terry wrote:
    >>>> Do red bellied parrots have good talking ability? If any of
    >>>> you red bellied parents have one that talk, how large a
    >>>> vocab. and what sex and how old?
    >> Terry,
    >> I have a Red Belly that I received in July. He is very
    >> affectionate, but extremely head strong. He chirps
    >> continuously while he is on my shoulder. He pretends to be
    >> falling from his perch realizing that he gets my attention. He
    >> is potty trained which was fairly easy to do. He does bite me
    >> occationally, but I make sure I give him the distant treatment
    >> when he does bite. He winks at me which I adore this is his
    >> way of saying I love you.
    > I have a female red belly, Lucy, that I got last November, she
    > started talking when she was about 8 months old. Her first word
    > was peek a boo, as that was a game we play and I was shocked when
    > I heard her say it! I wasn't trying to teach her to talk at all,
    > so it was a very pleasent surprise. Peek a boo is very clear, she
    > also says good girl & hello which are not as clear. She is very
    > smart and when I say hello she puts her foot up and says either
    > hello or peek a boo! The words she says are the ones that I say
    > in a sing song voice and that does seem to get her attention. She
    > always says good girl when she does a trick, when I cover my face
    > and she says peek a boo I uncover and say good girl! She is a
    > doll and the only trouble I have with her is when it's time to go
    > to bed, she will be sitting on my lap going to sleep and clicking
    > her beak and as soon as I move to put her to bed she puts her
    > head down so I can't get to her feet to step up! This is the time
    > she will bite me so I have to be creative to distract her so she
    > will go to bed!! Sometimes when she doesn't want to do what I
    > want her to do, such as go in her cage when I have to leave she
    > will nip at me and then says good girl! She is a character and I
    > adore her!
    > Joy