How weird is your parrot?

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  1. tsadjatko profile image65
    tsadjatkoposted 7 years ago

    How weird is your parrot?

    When I tap my African Grey Parrot on his beak with a peanut he says "Cmon, cmon,... ya wanna fight" & raises his wings. So I'm trying to get him to also say, "Ya want  a piece of me?" Weeks have gone by and he never says it. Today he says, "good morning" (he knows that one) & then he says "Ya wanna peee?" three times. I used to have a Timneh that would sing "I'm Popeye the sailor man" all the way through to boop, boop.  One day he stopped at "I'm Popeye the sail... " and from that day on never went past saying "I'm Popeye the sail!" I really don't want this parrot saying "Ya wanna pee?"

  2. DrMark1961 profile image95
    DrMark1961posted 7 years ago

    When parrots are kept in groups, they usually do not learn to speak a human language. That is a good thing. My youngest, Docinho (little sweetie), would probably say things like "how you doin' there honey?" but my older bird would learn words that make "You wanna peee?" a nice phrase by comparison.
    He has already learned to draw blood when my neighbors try to greet him.

    1. tsadjatko profile image65
      tsadjatkoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I know,my grey(name is Kabul)will bite anyone who puts a hand in his cage but if he's out he loves to perch on my hand, won't bite but also won't let you touch him (accept my wife with whom he cuddles).Now he's saying"you want me"plus u wanna pee

  3. fpherj48 profile image60
    fpherj48posted 6 years ago

    It must be so much fun to have a Parrot.  It's tempting, that's for sure.  I always talk to the ones at the Pet Shop.  They have one behind the counter and he never fails to startle me, because while you're standing there and all is quiet, he'll suddenly come out with a loud scream...and I jump every time. 
    I can just imagine Kabul greeting every one who comes to your house with, "Ya wanna pee?"    LOL!!

    1. tsadjatko profile image65
      tsadjatkoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I bought both my African Greys,the best talkers,from private owners for a tiny fraction of what pet shops charge.If you want one I'd look for ads from owners & get on a list with a bird rescue organization,that is how I got my SC Cockatoo cheap

  4. tsadjatko profile image65
    tsadjatkoposted 6 years ago

    Well, 3 weeks and only two answers to this question! Guess there just aren't a lot of parrot lovers on Hub Pages. Or maybe just no weird parrots? No, that's hard to believe. Just Google weird parrot images and you'll find a lot of laughs.

    I found some Strange But True Parrot Stories here … usband.htm

    So I leave y'all with this parrot story.

    There was a pastor who had a parrot. All the parrot would say was, “Let’s pray.” and "Praise the Lord" The pastor tried to teach him to say other things but to no avail.

    One day a new church member came in to see the pastor and she admired his parrot and what he was saying. She said, "I have a parrot too, and she talks."

    The pastor said, "Oh really? What does your parrot say?"

    She says, "Well pastor that has been a problem. All I can get her to say is 'Kiss me Honey', and 'I'm all yours' " 

    The pastor paused and looked over the top of his glasses at her He says, "Is that so! "

    A little fluttered the woman says, "Oh, oh, no. I didn't teach her that, she learned that from her previous owner. Pastor do you think if I brought my parrot over for a little while she might learn something from your parrot?"

    The pastor said, 'Well, I don't see any harm in trying. Maybe my bird will learn to say something new!"

    So the pastor decided to invite her and her parrot over to his house. When she arrived they put the parrots into the same cage to see what would happen.

    Almost immediately the woman's parrot said, "Kiss me Honey, Kiss me Honey, I'm all yours!"

    The pastor’s parrot said, “Praise the Lord"

    and then he said,

    "My prayers have been answered.”
    "Did you know words can hurt you?"
    Well for lack of any more words to hurt you with I leave you on this Valentine's day with a peek into another animal's love life (courtesy of PJ, my mentor)


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