can budgies talk in english
However, Marilyn was most likely a girl, as she had the pink cere. My husband and I are planning on moving in June. It truly does depend on a parakeet's personality, too. It is raining outside. He did learn several tricks though. Thanks, Nell. Within a year, Baby was the unfortunate victim of a pet sitter who did not have a clue what she was doing. Great tips on training your bird to talk. I just really want it to be able to talk. I am just thrilled to hear that Parakeets can talk. A large part of their charm is their ability to speak, but sometimes the skill can be difficult to teach. what do I do? for hours and hours. In most other parrot species, the males and females talk equally well. Can I teach it how to tak if it has a seprate cage from the other parakeet, I am not dare to separate a young from their friend. I believe it was on YouTube -- I'll have to look it up and post it. Any budgie can learn to talk. I wanna get one so I can teach it to talk but I don't know which one can actually talk. Associate words with triggers. well i named my parakeet haylee! It took him one week to learn to meow. She was too funny, and yes, she did have a big vocabulary! Back to my main subject, I'm not that kind of person who is forcing them to talk but I can't talk to them because they're always focused on each other which I think is kind of cute. But this budgie was a young female, and—thankfully—what we had heard was wrong. Granny's House from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time on April 25, 2010: SEO. Some will never speak as well as others due to various reasons. Male budgies can learn to talk quite well; female parakeets generally don’t learn to talk. If we join after it can speak, can it still speak. That is why I hung his cage from my ceiling—to keep the cat from "bonding.". My male & female are together why does he still sing, I thought they stopped singing when they have a female. Books recommend boys for talking... but then, "Baby" was a boy. I've never had a bird, and I've never wanted one, but I can appreciate the caution one must have about language choices around a bird. The expression, "Little pitchers have big ears" comes to mind. Ive had 1 parakeet for 4 years and had the other for 2 or 3 years i cant remember i learned that u dont really need to train them when u 1st get also and singing soft songs puts them at eas same with certain instruments and humming, Omg I was laughing meow priceless I've just become a new budgie mum he's my first only had him a week now so please please any advice info feel free mine I'm sure will either say woof woof or squeak squeak being the dogs or guineapigs great story tho. she would declare and then make kissing noises. Laura Amsel from Tucson, Arizona on July 21, 2013: Oh, memories! She would repeat phrases to her friend in the mirror ("Zippity doo daaaa, sexy bird!") Nell Rose from England on January 25, 2010: Hiya, very funny how the first one meowed! EVER. We had a couple of parakeets when I was growing up, they never talked but they did whistle the tune to the first Mario Brothers lol. Some never do, or at least you can't distinguish actual words in their chattering. Two were parakeets. I would say, holding a piece of apple in front of him. The budgie you are calling English is just another budgie but bigger. It is so cool. Choose an area of your home, such as your living room or family room, where your budgie would be able to hear human voices. Why does she do this? She would just sit there and "meow." We had thought "she" was a "he," and we had purposely bought a male because we had heard that males were the only ones that would speak. Karla Domanski (author) from Cadillac, Michigan on January 25, 2010: Polly - I would definitely recommend a parakeet! I taught both of my birds, Baby and Marilyn, to speak, and I'm happy to share how to do it. I really felt bad for him :(. Do not use a recording unless your purpose is only to hear them speak and not to teach them how to communicate. Place your budgie’s cage near human activity. Some are more talented than others and some are frankly, anti-social. We put him with the girl in the same cage and they appeared to like each other. Budgies learn to talk by mimicking the intonations of the words they hear. BUT that does not mean every individual budgie will! I would carry him around on my shoulder and talk to him. I will rate. Check out my hubs on Alex and on Talking Elephants. I couldn't even show her a finger cause she would byte me :D. I thought she was lonely so I bought another parrot, a boy that looked almost exactly like the first one that flew away. Having another bird in the room will distract your bird, but I don't know that it will keep him or her from learning to speak. He was just old enough to be on his own, so he bonded well and learned his first word very quickly: He meowed. LightningStorm from The World on August 28, 2011: This was really good, i love budgies and have two of my own. Therefore, the cat would sit under the cage or right outside the window and meow . Wish me luck lol! My bird Marilyn worked off triggers. Jeannie Marie from Baltimore, MD on March 10, 2011: I love the hub! My cat was a better trainer than I was, I suppose. I suspect there are those who want to and those who don't care for it at all -- or maybe they were not babies when they were bought (?). They never talked and now I know why. She would perch on heads and declare her love instead, and the more afraid they were, the more she loved them. Encourage bonding right away by offering a hand and then a shoulder to sit upon. That had a lot to do with how fast she learned. Some may be excellent whistlers. Repeats lines from tv and from the wife and myself.So far he has an unlimited vocab. She must have thought I was not a bird lover, because every time I would come over, she'd spend the entire time landing on my head after being shooed off of my head. Karla Domanski (author) from Cadillac, Michigan on November 28, 2008: Thanks for the comments! She would surprise us at least once a week with a new phrase. My first bird was shy. that's pretty cool i have a budgie that is pretty young i think thanks for the information and its my second bird my first bird dyed it sucked i was sad. African grey parrots excel at this, but parakeets or budgies are also capable of this feat. :). After eight months of age,the cere in males become purple or blue.The females have pink to brown ceres.I used to have lutino(partial albino),these are hard to sex unless it lays eggs.Do not use courting as a sure fire.There are some homo birds.And I am not sure Marilyn was a girl.Females generally don't have large vocabularies.It could be possible.Great hub though.Thank you. I had a cat that wanted to "bond" with my bird, too. My daughter took this bird home at the age of 6 weeks.Had no idea they could possibaly talk.He is a blue budgie and will not shut up. Well, now you have. I had to lock her in the bathroom when I took Baby out of his cage. It seems to be his name for me. Why was that? ? Karla Domanski (author) from Cadillac, Michigan on July 24, 2010: Tammy Winters from Oregon on July 24, 2010: Wow...I read your story and all the comments. thx 4 the info im trying to get as much information as i can 4 both my f-male parakeets so I can kinda act like a show off to my friends. I don't know if i could teach my parakeet to talk because he is to noisy. One was blue and the other was Green. Buy one bird. Brookelyn, I'm not sure if a separate cage will make a difference. Unfortunately, having a mate will compromise the bond between you and your parakeet. ;). every few days when my budgie is in her large cage she will flutter her wings like a hummingbird. I always wanted to teach one to sing so that I could harmonize with it on some of the hits back then , but all my singing simply put it to sleep. My older parakeet is shy. Matthew Frederick Blowers III from United States on April 18, 2010: I owned ten parakeets over the years of my childhood, and two canaries, and I talked to those parakeets till they were blue in the face...which most of them were anyway, but they just blew me off. Their names were Sky and Summer. Thanks for sharing your Parakeet article with us. . Still have questions? and its Australian parakeet! Great information. i scribble, I had not heard of talking elephants, but I watched one PAINT a bonafide picture on video! I always talked to them but nothing happened except for annoying creeches. Karla Domanski (author) from Cadillac, Michigan on February 18, 2010: I have a small parrot which was given to me. If you get two, they will bond with each other and not with you. Love this hub. Haha (: I remember Merlin/Marilyn. You give very good advice. My parakeet just starting talking. This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. When a budgie and/or parakeet is just learning to talk, it often mimics the intonation of language, mumbling the words. I am thinking about getting another Parakeet. And they are lovely birds. I have to take some blame as I should not have placed the responsibility on someone who did not have experience or feel comfortable with birds. she would shout when someone belched. I bought my Budgie 1 week ago, and I've already fallin in love with Petey. thanks Nell. I carried her home in her little box and put her directly into the huge cage my husband had put together for her. BUT that does not mean every individual budgie … can u email me at [email protected]? I haven't found any thing with a talking English budgie but I have with a normal talking Budgie. After a while he began to greet me every morning with a quiet little cough when I took his cover off. Any budgie can learn to talk. She was very mean LOL, she was a bitch. ~~~MFB III. Some budgies may use words appropriately, in context to the situation. when her dish was empty. I loved this article, it brought back some fond memories. Sherri from Southeastern Pennsylvania on August 02, 2010: What a delight to read. I rescued her and have had her about 5 years. "Excuse me!" not english budgie. Karla Domanski (author) from Cadillac, Michigan on July 22, 2010: Chapter, Once a parakeet learns to speak, it will likely continue to say the words, regardless of having a mate. I still loved my birds a lot. nevertheless I loved each and everyone of them. nicko guzman from Los Angeles,CA on April 10, 2009: Also,to know how old they are,the birds under 3-6 months of age have completely black eyes.At around 4-8 months,they have white irises surrounding a black spot.Once they become mid aged,they have silver-gray eyes. "The timer went off!" Karla Domanski (author) from Cadillac, Michigan on April 25, 2010: MFB - I've had others tell me they didn't have luck with parakeets learning to talk, either. I've had quite a few various parakeets and parrots and loved them all. I received my first parakeet as a Christmas gift when I was 17 years old. Pollyannalana from US on January 25, 2010: This is such a sweet story and I have always wanted a bird,I may just do it now.I always wanted love birds but a parakeet sounds like fun! They're the same species and can do the same things; English budgies are just bigger and generally calmer. When I first got him, I had a cold and cough. As Nicko commented, the males are the ones known for talking the most. I have two male birds which I see by the info on the computer , is a lost cause trying to teach then to speak.yet spmehow they both wolf whistle,which I did not teach then we have the birds about four years and I will not separate them .I have tried a million time to teach them a simple phrase to no use. She loved people who were afraid of birds. What kind of budgie doesnt really come into it. Talking ability is not an actual reason to get a bird, as there's so much more to having a bird than that, and some birds, even of species known for talking, just want to stick with their own language, and they deserve just as much love as the birds who are interested in learning words. she would remind the children when they came downstairs in the morning.
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