- Jan 11, 2023
- I have two African greys, both adopted from troubled homes
My AG named Kiku has never spoken one word since we got him 6 years ago. We adopted him from a family who didn’t treat him very well so he used to pluck and can’t fly as a result. For 6 years he only does a few sounds, a clicking when he is nervous, a hoo when he is tired or we put him in the cage and that’s pretty much it. Recently I offered him a peanut and said ‘say hello kiku’ (he loves peanuts) so he said the littlest not very well pronounced hello. I can get him to do this since then by offering him a treat but he’s very hesitant, it looks like he struggles when he’s about to say it. I’ve never had an AG who is mute, does anyone have any thoughts on this. Why he might not be able to talk? Or how this happened? And whether you think it’s a good idea for me to keep trying to get him to say his one little word?