Teaching Blue crown conure to talk and whistle

by brenda
(thomsville, ga )

I got a blue crown conure 3 months ago and love him. He gives me kisses and has really bonded with me. His previous owners told me words that he says and I can tell when he is talking but do not understand a word he says but "what". Any suggestions on how to get him to be more talkative? Thanks

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Oct 29, 2011
Teaching to talk
by: Anonymous

Just keep talking to him, and be sure to speak very clearly. Repeat the things you want him to say over and over in the same tone and pitch every time.

Oct 29, 2011
Teaching Blue crown conure to talk and whistle
by: Linda

The smaller parrots are harder to understand when they talk. This is normal, so you'll need to relax about this. The time you've had him is not long at all. Birds learn new words and sounds they like. Sometimes words said with a lot of emotion behind them are learned. They also like words said in a higher pitch like a woman's voice. Just don't yell at your bird because he is not hard of hearing. Speak normally and in time you'll hear more words from him.

I have a Red Lored Amazon, Eli, and he has a huge vocabulary, but some of his words are hard to understand. He can also put together simple sentences of about 3 words, and sometimes I can make out what he's saying, and sometimes not. The Red Lored's are the size of the Mexican Red Heads who are also kind of hard to understand.

The larger the bird, the easier to understand usually. Your bird will pick up words as he goes along, and birds have to practice their words a long time before they can be understood especially with the smaller ones. Enjoy him as he is, and he'll add more words as time goes on.

Thanks for writing,
Linda

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