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    Teach a Parrot To Talk

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    Parrots are some of the most popular pet birds to keep and this is largely down to one thing, the fact that a pet parrot has quite a high chance of learning how to talk. It is widely regarded that the best talking parrots are African Greys but there are many different species of pet parrot that can be become a talking parrot. To find out how to train talking parrots, read on.

     

    Training Pet Birds To Talk

     

    • To begin with when teaching a pet parrot to talk, you should begin with very simple phrases such as hello and goodbye. You have to make sure when teaching a talking parrot that they are first very comfortable in their surroundings and very comfortable and trusting of you. Pet birds can only be trained to do anything when they are happy and comfortable.

     

    • As said, begin training the talking parrot with simple phrases and only one at a time to start with to prevent the pet parrot from getting confused. As talking parrots build their vocabulary, they become more adept at learning new words.

     

    • To begin teaching pet birds to talk, make sure that you say the words in a very positive and enthusiastic manner. Keep the training sessions for talking parrots to a few minutes at first. Either approach the cage of have the pet parrot sit on your finger, look into its face and say your phrase of choice. ‘Hello’ is always a good phrase to begin teaching a talking parrot.

     

    • Repeat this process a couple of times a day when teaching talking parrots and keep it going for a week or so until the pet parrot starts to pick it up. Keeping the talking parrot training to roughly the same time each day will help to build a routine.

     

    • Make sure that when you are training birds that you are very friendly and patient. This needs to be an enjoyable experience for the pet parrot but may still take a while. Once you notice that the pet parrot is starting to pick up one your words and phrases give him a treat. After a while your talking parrot will start to learn phrases without having to be taught.

     

    You can search for a wide range of talking parrots for sale on Bird Trader. Notable pet parrot breeds that become talking parrots are African greys, macaws, Amazon parrots to name but a few. Our article about the Top 5 Talking Parrots will help.

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