Dear Parrot Lover,
Parrots have an amazing ability to talk. But most parrot owners do not know how to teach their parrots to tap into this unique ability. Other parrot owners are simply afraid that trying to teach their parrot to talk will be a daunting task.
But there is no need to give up before you have even tried. Teaching your parrot to talk really is much easier than you may think. It simply requires plenty of patience, love and trust on the parts of your parrot, yourself and other members of your family.
Perhaps your parrot already has a tiny repertoire of words or sounds that he favors? If so, then you should start on attempting to expand on that repertoire. Focus on teaching your parrot to better pronounce those words and sounds before moving on to other words.
Eventually you can teach your parrot to have a conversation with you by answering you with appropriate words or phrases. You should start by teaching your parrot to imitate your preferred answer or response first. Introduce a new word and/or phrase to your parrot by simply speaking it eloquently aloud. Once you feel that your parrot has literally heard enough of that word or phrase, you can begin to incorporate it into various sentences. This has the added benefit of allowing your parrot to listen to the word or phrase being used in a variety of contexts.
Soon enough your parrot will begin to say that particular word or phrase. Once this happens you can move onto teaching your parrot to have an actual conversation with you. This will help to slowly and steadfastly increase your parrot’s vocabulary over time.
Eventually your parrot will be able to partake in a conversation with you and this is terrific as it will also help to improve on your bond with your parrot as well as help to keep his mind quite stimulated. Just remember to always praise your parrot whenever he repeats the chosen word or phrase back to you. Do make sure that the conversations always involve topics that are important to your parrots, such as his toys, bedtime, treats, food, and activities.
The conversation can begin by asking your parrot a question that will lead to the word or phrase answer that your parrot has perfected. As soon as the correct answer has been spoken by your parrot, reward him!
Bird Chatter 101
Turn Your Bird into a Chatty Cathy
Just about everyone who has ever had a bird, especially a large bird like a parrot, has dreamed of a bird that can do a lot more than just whistle or chirp. You want a bird that can talk, and I mean really talk. But, you might have always thought that achieving this goal was just too difficult.
It’s Not as Hard as You Think!
Your bird can learn to speak by using a Real Speech style of training. It’s one thing to have a bird that can say words but does so repetitively and with no meaning. How about a bird that can learn how to use the words or even speak to you in a more meaningful way?
The key is knowing the best way to actually teach the bird. Every bird is an individual, but there are tried and true techniques that work. If you know what your bird’s preferences are, it really goes a long way in training him. Plus, you don’t need to work with him for hours on end. Too much training actually is counter-productive and can wear him out. You only need up to 15
minutes a day to get him speaking.
Birds of a Feather…Teach Others to Talk
Something else you might not know about is that birds can be excellent teachers to other birds! Chet Womach’s Real Speech training system takes advantage of the power of other birds to help train your bird. Chet knows a thing or two about training birds! His Real Speech system shares all kinds of training techniques, but he also uses the power of other birds. It turns out that birds attempt to mimic other birds in order to communicate with one another. This discovery means you can use other birds to increase your own bird’s vocabulary.