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Old 11-20-2013, 03:32 PM
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Am I the only one here that doesn't care if my birds talk at all?

Just wondering. If my birds talk, great.. if they don't, great. I just love them regardless.
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:34 PM
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Re: Am I the only one here that doesn't care if my birds talk at all?

I've had birds that do, and birds that don't.

Actually, with me, I am more interested in the goofy/interactive factors. Which is why I love my big macs and zons so much!
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:40 PM
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Re: Am I the only one here that doesn't care if my birds talk at all?

I love the fact that Simba talks. But if he didn't, I'd love him anyway. He's got so much personality!
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:46 PM
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Re: Am I the only one here that doesn't care if my birds talk at all?

i don't care at all, it's cute but they are anyways LOL
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:52 PM
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Re: Am I the only one here that doesn't care if my birds talk at all?

I don't actively try and teach Percy words but he's very quick on picking up certain things and it is ever so cute when he says something unexpected. Yesterday he was "gossiping to himself" like he does sometimes and suddenly piped up with "Oooh, he's SUCH a good booooy!" Just like I say it when he does something right in our training sessions. Needless to say, I just collapsed laughing and of course he joined in! But if all he ever did was whistle and say "helloooooo" like he does when he wants food of my plate, I'd still love my green baby.
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:59 PM
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Re: Am I the only one here that doesn't care if my birds talk at all?

Nope, I don't care. I think it would actually make life a bit easier if Rosie didn't talk. She is quite demanding and uses her words to boss her people around.
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:16 PM
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Re: Am I the only one here that doesn't care if my birds talk at all?

Exactly!!!

Also what i dont understand, is when people say: I want a bird that will talk, but not scream?!

Fargo does this high pitched word and these random noises that are so high and loud, they are ALOT noisier than a scream


I don't try and teach Fargo words, i hardly say anything to him, except: Fargoooo.. Noo..

So mostly his words are just random noises, i knew macaws aren't known for talking, hence i didn't care when i got Fargo, didn't expect him to talk!
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:23 PM
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Re: Am I the only one here that doesn't care if my birds talk at all?

I assumed Sammie wouldn't talk when I got her. She does say "step up!" though.
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Re: Am I the only one here that doesn't care if my birds talk at all?

All of my birds talk, just not all of them speak English. I don't care. When I got my budgie they said it won't talk if you put it with another budgie. She looked lonely, she got another budgie. She only talks "budgie", that's fine with me.

Because my galah can already say "hello", I do say things to her that she might one day repeat. I don't care whether she ever does, but it would be a nice surprise if she suddenly did. That's just because I'm impressed by all of her "schtick", not because I specifically want her to talk.
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:11 PM
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Re: Am I the only one here that doesn't care if my birds talk at all?

Merlin and Charlie both say a few phrases. Never expected them to, couldn't care less if they didn't. I love my green fuzzballs regardless.
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