If I house two different parrots in a cage, will they learn to talk while I'm training them?

by Boyd
(Biloxi, MS, USA)

I recently purchased two parrots together. An Indian Ringneck and a Sun Conure. They're both 3 months old and they both stayed together at the place I purchased them. I got them both because my wife and I couldn't agree on just one bird. I liked the Indian Ringneck and she liked the Sun Conure. They get along great and live in the same cage. However, will this be a problem training them and teaching them to talk???

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Jun 14, 2012
Housing an IRN and Conure and teaching speech
by: Tracie

It actually may be a problem to keep the caged together when they mature and their hormones kick in. I feel strongly that you should purchase a large cage for the IRN and only allow them out together closely supervised as they age.

As far as the talking goes, if they bond, it is very possible that they will not have any interest in repeating human speech or even want human interaction. It is also possible that they will enjoy repeating your words.

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