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    Naming a Pet Bird

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    Choosing appropriate bird names can be a trickier process than you might originally think. When it comes to the naming process, many people are torn between a long list of names, and it can be even harder if you're housing a number of different birds. Struggling to find the necessary inspiration? Read on to learn more about pet bird names. %%AFC-ADVERT%%

    Bird Names -  Choose the Right Name

    When the time comes to select a bird name, the first question you'll need to ask will be whether the bird's breed is talkative in nature. If this is the case, the whole decision making process will be transformed, as you'll need to pick a name that the bird can easily mimic.

    If the breed is renowned for talking, it's best to select a short, one syllable name that the bird will have no trouble impersonating. Many talking bird owners gain comfort from the fact a bird is able to identify its own name.

    Although some bird breeds have a flair for talking, they are not flawless when it comes to sound recognition - in fact, as these birds no not have lips, some letters can be hard to negotiate in bird speak.

    Generally, it's best to steer clear from M and N, P and V, F and B, and W, as these words can become jumbled.

    However, there are other letters that can really spark a talking bird into life - selecting names that end in a long 'ee' or 'oo' can lead to much laughter around the house - especially when the bird focuses on stressing the latter part of its name over time!

    Finally. if you are planning to house a collection of non-talkative birds in an aviary, you can always theme the names. Got 11 canaries? Why not name them after the players of a football team? Two active birds sharing one cage? You could always name them after a famous double act. It may be a little gimmicky, but as the birds begin to develop individual personalities, the birds' names could become surprisingly appropriate.

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