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Q: Does anyone have a talking parakeet?

March 29, 2009 | By Peggy B. | 7 answers | Expired: 1836 days ago

Peggy B.

I've read you can sometimes teach them to talk, but no luck here. If yes, did you get the bird as a baby?

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Lindyg
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Mar 30, 2009

I had one parakeet as a child who did talk. I've been told that the males are more likely to talk. We just repeated the same short phrases to him every day & he just started talking one day.

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Marjorie P.
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Apr 07, 2009

One of my friends has one who "chatters" a lot. Sometimes it does sound like he is saying actual words. Sometimes it sounds like he says Henry which is her son's name.

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Bellacat3
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Mar 30, 2009

My dad has a parakeet that could talk. He even taped him saying "Pretty Bird" and "Kiss Kiss". It wasn't very clear but you could make out what the bird was saying. I have two parakeets right now and neither of them says a word. I hear that you need to get a young one - before they molt. I sometimes see young parakeets at PetCo - they are the ones with no white on their heads and very thick black stripes. Definitely, a male parakeet and you need to spend a lot of time with him. Parakeets are flock birds and get lonely by themselves. That is why I gave up on my male parakeet and got him a girlfriend!

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