If you are thinking about buying a feathered friend whom you want to teach how to speak, then you need to choose a certain breed. Indian hanging parrot, Plum-headed, Red-breasted, Malabar, Himalayan, and Finsch’s Parakeets and Vernal Hanging-parrot are best. When the parrot has already been purchased, you can start training by following the tips.
How to teach a parrot to speak
- Start with words that mean food
- Speak clearly, not quietly and with enthusiasm
- Reward for even minor success
- Talk to the bird whenever possible
- Strengthen the words you’ve learned
- Avoid distractions
- Have patience
Start with words that mean food
Say the name of what you give your pet each time. The parrot is more likely to remember what it likes.
Speak clearly, not quietly and with enthusiasm
There are many stories when a parrot remembers hurtful words. This is due to the fact that usually such phrases are spoken loudly and with emotion. Therefore, speaking other phrases with the same intonation, the parrot will remember them too.
Reward for even minor success
Even if the parrot does not utter the word completely, but only syllables or something vaguely resembling a word, it is worth praising him.
Talk to the bird whenever possible
For example, when you are cleaning a room or just watching a TV show. The parrot will learn words faster if he constantly hears speech. It doesn’t matter what to talk about, you can tell a story about how your day went or just comment on your actions.
Strengthen the words you’ve learned
Do not forget the words that have already been learned. You can use them in more complex, new phrases.
During classes, it is better to make sure that the parrot is not distracted by anything: turn off the TV, music, ask others to come out or not make unnecessary sounds.
Parrots learn quickly enough, but this does not mean that he will be able to learn words in a few days. You need to have patience and not despair, and then after a month of regular classes, you can hear the first words.