Have you ever had a parakeet or other bird that talks for a pet, and if so, what

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  1. Faith Reaper profile image87
    Faith Reaperposted 3 years ago

    Have you ever had a parakeet or other bird that talks for a pet, and if so, what did it say?

    I had a lot of parakeets growing up for pets.  The only thing we could ever teach them to say is "Hello", so I was wondering if you had a parakeet or other bird that could be taught to talk, what were you able to teach your bird(s) to say?  Thank you for sharing..

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  2. mdscoggins profile image83
    mdscogginsposted 3 years ago

    Last year I bought the kids a beautiful blue parakeet.  Sadly to say when winter started setting in I didn't know how easily parakeets could get chilled and unfortunately he passed away.  But before that time he would sing a lot.  His name was Stitch and he would say his name quite often.  What was exceptionally cute about Stitch was this odd noise he made until we figured out that he was making noises like the squirrels in the backyard.  During the summer he loved to sit in his cage and soak up the sun and thereby learned to speak the language of squirrels.  So for me Stitch was a unique bird who may have thought he was a squirrel smile

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi mdscoggins, Oh, I am sorry about what happened to your blue parakeet, Stitch.  I love that name.  Hahaha, so interesting about learning the language of the squirrels!!!  Thank you for sharing.

  3. Ericdierker profile image44
    Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago

    Had a parrot named Bronco who would bark just like our two Chows. And I would swear he would say "let me out" first thing in the morning, But maybe that was for him ;-)

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Eric, Thank you for sharing about Bronco.  I love that name too.  Hahaha about him barking like a dog!  I bet he was saying "let me out"  hee hee.  Blessings

  4. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 3 years ago

    We had a galah named "Cocky" who would dance and repeat "Dance Cocky" when you said it, also "scratch Cocky" and let you scratch him....also "Cocky wants a cup of tea" and "Hello ". He lived to about 45 years old, but they can live longer.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi John (Jodah), hee hee ... what a talented, dancing and talking galah.  Cocky was certainly cocky LOL.  That is sweet about him allowing you to scratch him.  Did he actually get a cup of tea to drink LOL?  Yes, they can live a long life.  Thanks!

  5. Ann1Az2 profile image64
    Ann1Az2posted 3 years ago

    I had a pet Eclectus which I've written about a couple of times on Hubpages. She said, "Hi, what cha doing, Scarlett?" Which was her name. She also said "Bless you" and "tickle, tickle, tickle."

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hahaha, oh, my goodness, how cute!!!  Wow, she was a hoot of a pet indeed.  I love all she said.  Thank you for sharing, Ann

  6. Teeuwynn Woodruff profile image95
    Teeuwynn Woodruffposted 3 years ago

    I have a yellow-naped Amazon parrot. She says some people's names, hello, goodbye, pretty bird, wolf whistles, rings like a phone, and says a few other things.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Tee ... Oh, I bet she is lovely with all of her brilliant colors.  She is a smart parrot for sure.  Thank you for sharing.  Interesting how she rings like a phone too.

  7. Old-Empresario profile image80
    Old-Empresarioposted 3 years ago

    In college I had a girlfriend who lived with her parents. She had a pet bird that imitated sounds and voices exactly as if they were recorded. It made the perfect sound of a phone ringing, someone talking, you name it. Once, when no one was home but the two of us in her room, it made the sound of the front door opening and her dad saying "hello". I flew probably three feet off the bed and did a Matrix-style horizontal mid-air twirl about four times before landing on the far other side of the bed in a scramble to hide. I think she said it was called an African Grey.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Old-Empresario,  Nice to meet you.  Your hubber name is interesting.  LOL, oh, my goodness ... I would have jumped out of my skin too.  You describe that scenario perfectly hahaha.  Thank you for sharing!

  8. annart profile image89
    annartposted 3 years ago

    Hello Faith.  I had a blue budgerigar when I was about 10.  He was called Coco.  I've never had such entertainment from a pet!  We taught him 'Pop goes the Weasel', 'hello', 'who's a pretty boy' and he picked up the word 'walkies' which we said to our dog - it drove the dog mad! 
    Coco did have a tendency to mix up his words and often said 'Pop goes Coco'!  He used to play 'fetch' too - picking up a pencil by a loop at the end and dropping it over the window sill.  If we didn't pick it up immediately for a re-run he would squawk until we did. He also scratched his head under his bell.  Dad and I cried buckets when he died.
    Ann

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Ann, Thank you so much for sharing all about Coco ... hahaha what a hoot as we say here in the South!  He was a multi-talented bird, and I know you both miss him terribly.  Coco sounds like a one of a kind bird!

    2. annart profile image89
      annartposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks so much for the best answer vote, Faith!  I'm honoured, thanks to Coco!

    3. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome, Ann.  Yes, Coco was an amazing bird and well-loved no doubt.  Hugs

  9. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    i had 5 budgies but none of them talk just chrip, anyway, my cat ate them

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Eeks!  Oh dear!  Cats will do that if they get hold of birds no doubt.

 
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