Young macaw vocalizations

Cthebird

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I now have a young Hahn's macaw. I used to have a Pacific Parrotlet that lived until almost 15. Before that I had a budgie.
Our young 6.5 month old macaw makes the craziest sounds. We're trying to teach him words and phrases in English and in Czech, but I guess it will take him a while. How long did it take your macaw to learn some English (or other language) words/phrases? We think that MAYBE he tries to say "Step Up", but we're not sure.

He does occasionally squawk, but not that often. Instead, he makes these little cutsy sounds, cat-like meows, and other weird noises like a kid saying "Awwwww!" as in "Awwww! I don't want to go to bed". He seems to make the strangest noises at night after we cover his cage and/or when we play comedy shows on TV and laugh. I don't know if he is just practicing language then or trying to lure us to uncover the cage. We cover him at around 8:30 or 9 pm, which I think is good. Don't you? He gets uncovered at about 8:30 am.
 

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