Do parrots talk? The answer is yes. You can train your parrot to speak. Many parrot species love to speak human words like Macaw, African grey, and amazon.
People like parrots that can talk. They want their parrots to speak to them like humans. Moreover, it fascinates people to hear talking birds.
WAYS TO TRAIN YOUR PARROT TO TALK
Teaching your parrot to speak human words may take time and little effort, but it will give you excellent results. Here are some simple and easy ways to teach your parrot to talk.
GET TO KNOW YOUR PARROT’S SPECIES
Not all parrot species can talk, and sometimes even those that can learn to speak human words choose not to use this ability. So before starting training the parrot, do some research on your parrot’s species.
INCREASE THE INTERACTION WITH YOUR PARROT
The more you interact with your parrot, the more social it will become. Parrots need to interact with you and everyone else in your house. So put the parrot’s cage in the room where there is a lot of traffic. Because the more words it will hear, the more likely it is for the parrot to repeat them.
HOW TO TEACH WORDS
Start with simple words rather than choosing longer phrases. It will help your parrot to understand what you want to teach it. Otherwise, it will get confused and can’t learn anything. Here are some tips on how to train simple and easy words for your pet parrot.
START WITH AN EASY TERM
Wisely choose the words that you want your parrot to speak. Start training your parrot with an easy and frequently used term. Because it may be easier for your parrot to grasp simple words. At first, “hello!”, “bye-bye!” or “the name of your parrot” can be good choices. Say these words when you enter or leave the house. Speak the words in a happy and positive tone.
REPEAT WORDS MORE AND MORE
Repeat the word which you want your parrot to learn more often. The more you speak that word to your parrot, the more likely it is to repeat it back to you. Repeat that word often when you walk by the parrot’s cage. Emphasize the consonants of the word. It will help your parrot to understand it more efficiently.
SPEAK THE WORD WITH THE SAME CADENCE
When you are repeating the word to your parrot, make sure to speak with the same cadence, the way you want your parrot to repeat it. It will help the parrot to pick up the word better. If your bird is not quite getting a word then change your pitch to a higher one, because parrots seem to like higher pitch better.
TEACH ONE OR TWO WORDS AT A TIME
Do not burden your parrot by teaching it so many words at a time. It may confuse your parrot, so your parrot may not learn a single word. It is better to teach your parrot one or two words at a time. When it properly learns those words, then move on to the next word.
HOW TO TEACH PHRASES
After teaching words to your parrot, the next step is to teach phrases. How? I am going to tell you in the steps below:
TEACH PHRASES TO THE PARROT
Build on words you have already taught your parrot by connecting them. Repeat the phrases you want your parrot to say, and say the terms of the phrases together. It helps the parrot to figure out what you want it to speak. For example, if you have taught your parrot “hello” and “how are you?” then putting them together as “hello! How are you?” will not be so difficult.
REPEAT THE PHRASES THE SAME WAY EVERY TIME
Try to use the same pitch and speed each time to make it easier for your parrot to understand what you want the parrot to learn. As saying words in the same way every time encourages the parrot to pick up them more efficiently, so does singing the phrases.
GRADUALLY ADD MORE WORDS TO THE PHRASES
Parrots take time to learn to speak. So you should be patient and should not burden your parrot by confusing it with many phrases or words at a time. After the parrot learns the phrase, add 1 to 2 words slowly to that phrase. After that add more words and so and so on.
APPRECIATE THE PARROT
When your parrot properly learns what you want to teach, appreciate it with some treats or by saying using a happy and engaging tone so that your parrot is likely to get the idea.
These are a few simple and easy steps for teaching your parrot different words and phrases. While following these you should keep in mind that you have to be patient during the whole procedure, otherwise, you can not get the desired results.