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    Talking Parrot: Teaching a Pet Parrot To Talk

    ArticleParrot AdviceThursday 09 December 2010
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    When many people think of buying a parrot for sale, one of the first things that will come into their head is the fact that they want to have a talking parrot. Some parrots are much better at learning to talk than others but the process for teaching a pet parrot to talk is the same. To find out how to train a talking parrot, read on.

     

    Train Your Pet Parrot To Talk

     

    • When it comes to teaching a pet bird to talk, it is widely regarded that an African Grey pet parrot is one of the best to choose. Other good species of pet bird to teach to talk include macaws and most types of Amazon parrot. when teaching a pet bird to talk, you are likely to get the best result if you start while the pet parrot is still young (4-6months is a good age to start teaching a talking parrot).

     

    • Before you start teaching a pet parrot to talk, he first has to be completely comfortable with his surroundings and also with you holding him and being in and around his cage. The best way to teach a pet parrot is to start slowly; try saying “hello” or “good morning” to your pet bird every time you enter the room.

     

    • When training a pet parrot, make sure that you look at the parrot when talking so he knows you are talking to him and have his attention. To teach a pet bird to talk, it is vital that the words you say sound happy and enthusiastic. You need to repeat the words and phrases that you want the pet parrot to learn such as greetings or people’s names.

     

    • When teaching a talking parrot, make sure that you repeat the process and establish a routine. Once your pet bird starts to repeat the phrases, make sure that you give him plenty of treats and praise. Keep the pet parrot training sessions to about 15 minutes or so otherwise the pet bird will become bored.

     

    • Obviously, you don’t want a talking parrot that says swear words or profanities so make sure that you keep these language away from your pet parrot and simply ignore any utterances that the pet bird says.

     

    You can search for a pet parrot for sale here on Bird Trader. Alternatively, you can buy an older talking parrot that has already been trained.

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