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Q: Does anyone have a talking parakeet?

March 29, 2009 | By Peggy B. | 7 answers | Expired: 1831 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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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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beverly y.
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Apr 03, 2009

yes i had a parakeet bo that use to say smudgie budgie and baby bo

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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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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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Gina C.
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Mar 30, 2009

My Grandmother had a parakeet that talked. She did not have it from a baby though. She just said the same phrase repeatedly to him. Now he wouldn't carry on a conversation with you, but when he would see or hear familiar people, he would say things about them. For example when my uncle Walt would come in the room or speak he would say..."Walter's flaky", "Walter's flaky". He would repeat a few times and then stop. He was a smart bird. He received alot of attention.

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daryl b.
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Mar 30, 2009

i forgot to add that absolutlyu the younger the bettera baby is great and the makes will talk but there are very few femals that will

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daryl b.
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Mar 30, 2009

i have a tiel that will talk but that is not what you are asking. our friend beverly yerk had a keet bo that would talk. he and th funniest deep gravalyu voice so much what you would not expect and when he would say smugie budgie you just have to laugh at him. you expected a big fird sitting there playing cards with a cigar hanging out of his beak

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