Dear Parrot Lover,
Parrots are extremely intelligent creatures that can pick new words quite quickly. Most parrots even have the ability to use these words at the most appropriate times.
If your parrot already knows a few words, you may want to train him to respond verbally to questions that you ask him, as this will help to gradually increase their vocabulary. However, you should first teach your parrot to actually imitate your desired response or answer first. Remember, to always engage your parrot in a conversation that actually satisfies his need for socialization.
As soon as your parrot says something, make sure that you give him plenty of praise, and then you should repeat the word aloud and try to use it in various sentences and phrases. This will help your parrot to hear the word being repeated in different contexts.
When attempting to have conversations with your parrot try to stick with talking back and forth about things that are important to your parrot, like their food or toys.
Once you are confident that your parrot has mastered the correct response, you can start a conversation with your parrot by asking him the question. Remember to pronounce your words eloquently, so that your parrot can easily pick up on the sounds. Your parrot will learn vocalizations over time.
As soon as you feel that your parrot understands the questions being asked and can repeat them back to you, you can then prompt your parrot to speak the desired response. Be sure to reward your parrot whenever he says the correct answer.
Both food and attention are seen as desired rewards by parrots. Therefore be sure to praise your parrot as often as possible and give him a nice treat whenever he attempts to say the correct response.
This training can continue until your parrot consistently responds with the correct answer every time that he is asked the specific question. This verbal trick can be hard for a parrot to learn and will take a lot of patience on both your parts. Do not give up!
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