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Old 07-20-2018, 08:47 AM
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Re: IRN training

^Good point!

I should have mentioned before, although there is no guarantee that a member of any species will talk once you've got them home, your absolute best chance of getting a talking parrot is from a) choosing a species known for having over 50% talkers, which you've done, and b) adopting an individual who is already speaking or going through the "babbling" stage that indicates a desire to speak. Even then, the parrot is likely to go quiet at least temporarily due to the stress of moving to a new home.

The most important thing is that you're confident that if your parrot shows no sign of speaking a year later, you'll have by then fallen in love with the other aspects of parrot companionship, and the decades of time and attention involved in their care won't feel like burden you wish you hadn't taken on. Look up videos or meet people with parrots and make sure that other aspects also appeal to you strongly, e.g. cuddles and cute vocalisations and body language, trick training, flight training, being amazed by their creative problem solving and ability to outsmart you and other animals, watching their antics (IRNs are very acrobatic, strong climbers and great fliers, so are among the best to watch in my opinion).
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