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Old 05-01-2019, 09:39 PM
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Another ??? about talking conures

Do you 'teach' words to your conure, or does (s)he just pick them up?
If both, what % are just picked up?

Pico picked up maybe 75% of his words.
However, when I notice something that he picked up on his own, I'll repeat it to him for weeks until he nails it clearly.

How does it go with your conure?

... and for those who know, does it go similarly for all parrots that can talk?
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Re: Another ??? about talking conures

Remi seems to pick up the words he hears often.
His "what are you doing?" phrase is very clear though.
And he likes to say "no" a lot
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Old 05-02-2019, 03:47 AM
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Re: Another ??? about talking conures

For Zenek both. Words which we teached (all of them we tell during doing one thing e.g. giving food, leaving home etc.):
- good (when we give food)
- peekaboo
- bye bye
- good night
- who is this? (we knock and say it)

Words which he picked up:
- cannot (when he bites)
- no no no (when he bites)
- have nothing (my grandmother used to show empty hands and tell "I have nothing to eat")
- Well, what do you say?
- What is this?
- knock knock (we wanted to teach "who is this" but my dad also says "knock knock" during knocking)
- yes
- hello

All of them are translated because he doesn't speak English I wrote all (or most, maybe I forgot about something) of words and when I look at them little more of them are picked up
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:00 AM
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Re: Another ??? about talking conures

Callum's "human" voice isn't very clear, but I can make out what he's saying. His name and nickname vocabulary were definitely him just picking them up and repeating me. That was the first real sign to me that he's interested in learning "human talk."
Every night, Callum and I work on "Callum. Good night, I love you, Bubby." He's starting to repeat me. He won't say "I love you" unless it's bedtime. I'm making an effort to now say it outside of bedtime.
Callum loves to sing with me. He beat boxes and dances on a perch when he thinks I'm not paying attention to him.

My absolute favorite noise he makes is my laughter. I have a bit of cackle and Callum has perfected it. My friends can hear him over voice chat and laugh when he laughs for me. I promise you, him repeating my laughter is completely self-taught.

I'm a person that swears a lot. My grandma and I always joke that Callum will pick up on naughty words and phrases, simply from listening to me. Thankfully, he hasn't. He probably will, because I have quite the potty mouth. Not a thing to be proud of necessarily, but that's just the way of life.
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