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Teach your parrot to talk

Steve Coppell - Saturday, June 16, 2012


For many parrot lovers, teaching their pet to speak is more than a novelty its an obsession. If your keen, and you have the time and patience, you can teach many parrot breeds to mimic your favourite sound, word or verse. 

Just be careful what you teach them.

Getting started
Be patient!! Be very patient

Let the bird sit on your hand in a quiet room.

While looking into the eyes of your parrot repeat it's name over and over again in a slow clear voice.

If the bird tries to say it's name, reward it with it's favourite treat and use praise.


You will need to be prepared to teach your parrot at least twice a day for 5 to 10 minutes every day. Some people believe birds learn groups of words faster than single words. Patience and repetition are real keys to success. Don't be surprised if it takes 6 months for your pet to say a single word.