Tips on Getting your Parrot To Talk

One of the great things about parrots is that they can talk or imitate human voice and sounds.  No other animal can do that.

The only thing is that not every bird will talk…….sometimes it takes time for them to realize that they can talk.  Here are some tips on getting your feathered friend to talk.

  1. Make it Fun – Say something short……like “Good Morning” or “Bye Bye”.  It is best to use your target word in your daily routines about the house.  When you wake your feathered friend in the morning……say “Good Morning” in an animated voice.  Do it every day…..repitition is the key.
  2. Be the Flock Leader – Parrots are flock animals and they always want to join the group.  As the Flock Leader…….keep your bird interested in daily conversations with the other human beings in the home, play music, watch TV and gab away with your bird like they are human.
  3. Be Consistent – Consistency pays off when training parrots.  Keep up with the same phrases, TV shows, music etc.
  4. Expectations – Not all birds will talk and that is OK, we love all our feathered friends because of their companionship and not because they talk.  Some birds take a long time to get the knack of talking or even making sounds.  (Below is a video of our African Grey Jerry Talking……he is quite the talker)

FunTime Birdy


  1. funtimebirdy on October 3, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Hi Jane,

    Awwww…..I told Jerry he may have a new girl friend. He shock his head up and down and lifted up his foot. He approves and says “thanks for the compliment”. Jerry is such a ladies man (LOL)

  2. Jane on October 3, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Aww! Jerry got my young grey’s attention! She kept saying “What are you doing bird?” and “what a good bird” to Jerry’s video. She might just be smitten!

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