How well does you Amazon talk?
Posted 17 January 2007 - 08:46 PM
Ellie Mae~hound dog
Bubba Blue & Ruby~ bettas
Posted 20 January 2007 - 03:03 PM
She says several things, and likes to say them in different voices. She will say "HI" in a sweet impish voice:angel: , then "HI" in a monster voice.
Oh and the Zon scream.... Drives my other birds crazy.... To the point, they will get nippy.... I don't blame em. That usually gets her a squirt in the face if she don't quit.
The Lady I got Maxie from.... We were talking on the phone and she was trying to warn me about the Too scream.... She heard my BFA.... The little peeps my U2 makes are nothing compared to my BFA.
:Tafrgrey: Stella :i.batan: :i.batan: :i.batan: Maxie, Whiteboy, Willy :i.akahara: Lukey :i.beni: BJ :i.kuruma: Dolly
Psalms 150:6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
Posted 04 June 2007 - 04:54 PM
Posted 05 June 2007 - 02:51 AM
8 Yellow Napes
2 Orange Wings
1 Double Yellow Head
2 Tres Marie
1 Magna Double Yellow Head
1 Elenora Cockatoo
1 Toeless Timor Cockatoo
1 Citron Cockatoo
Yellow Collared Macs
10 Green-winged Macs
2 Military Macs
5 Scarlet Macs
1 Camelot Mac
1 Capri Mac
Posted 05 June 2007 - 03:24 PM
Bell-laa-laa (not sure where she got that from)
Bella pretty girl
She also laughs out loud and just started making coughing noises! I had been sick and I guess she picked it up because everytime I would cough you would hear her mocking me!!
Right now were working on I love you and night night.
How do you get your birds to talk in context?
Posted 05 June 2007 - 03:55 PM
Another example: when you enter the room, say hello... when you leave the room, say bye... Eventually, your BFA may beat you to the punch and say hello and bye at appropriate times. (Or be like mine... who the minute she sees my husband enter the room, she says - BYE. She knows exactly what that means... she wants him to leave!) The entering and leaving the room are the triggers for hello and goodbye.
These are easy ones. Just cos a bird can say a word/sentence, doesn't mean they will like the word or want to say it. I've had birds that only talked when I was NOT in the room. Another example: when you place the food dish in the cage, say, "mmmm..... I'm hungry!" Eventually, your blue front may say that sentence when you are putting the food into the cage. Things like this - you can think of better examples, I'm sure, where everyday birdie activities lend themselves to opportunities.
Posted 05 June 2007 - 06:09 PM
The OW is 24 years old, we got her when she was 12. She had never spoken a word, she had heart problems and other health issues that had the vet believing she was incapable of talking (not just not wanting to LOL!) within the first six months she said step up, love you, mama, get me. She still only talks very seldom and never when you want her to but every so often she throws a word or phrase out.
The double yellow head is 28, we got him when he was 22. He already had quite a large vocabulary but has picked up new phrases. We have an eclectus who says "How do I look". You would have to see her to know how to respond she was completely plucked but due to a diet change and medical care she is regrowing some feathers, the other folicles were too damaged. Well anyway Alex the DYH now says "well how do I look" and then he laughs hysterically. Since we don't laugh when she says it he seems to have come to his own conclusion about her looks LOL!
The red lored is now 29 we got her when she was 26. She said a few words and phrases along with a few not so nice words and phrases. The not so nice things have left her vocabulary. She also now makes running water sounds, says the names of three of the other birds here and calls me and my husband both by name.
Posted 11 June 2007 - 07:57 PM
RUBY - SI Eclectus Female
CHEETO - SI Eclectus Male
BELLA - Lilac Crown Amazon
FRITZY - BEAMER - KOSMO - Long Coat Chihuahuas
MYRTLE - Ornate Box Turtle
VEGA - Bearded Dragon
DOMINIO - Lionhead Rabbit
BUG,PEEPS,MAC & TOSH - Parrotlets
TREVOR & JAMIE - Humanoids
Posted 01 July 2007 - 01:05 AM
Posted 05 November 2007 - 04:13 AM
I've been reading posts in here for quite some time but never posted myself. I have two different species of amazons -- one male, one female. The male, a YN is loud, hilarious and sings 4 different songs in their entirety! He also has a pretty good vocabulary. His voice booms through the house. When the female (BFA) is in the room with him, she doen't say much, but when she's separated from him she is quite chatty though not as loud. It's as though she "gives him the floor" when their together. Has anyone else seen this type of behavior?
Posted 05 November 2007 - 05:00 PM
Mojo; Lilac Crown Amazon
Chico; Double Yellow-Headed, Trace Marie
Gabe; Golden Retriever
Gracie; Shar Pei
Chloe; Shar Pei
Maggie; Desert Tortoise
Cher; Desert Tortoise
Thanks from the family!
Posted 07 November 2007 - 03:52 PM
We have only had her about 6 weeks now. Since I was told she was about 10 yrs old and her legband says USDAM 347. I know that is not true and lord knows what else is untrue about her background.
Her name is Laura and she said "hello Laura" when we got her.
Only after 6 weeks she has begun chattering more..She now says "good girl Laura" and a bunch of other stuff none of us understand LOL.
Her speech is not as clear as my Citron cockatoo but it is understandable
Posted 21 June 2008 - 06:58 PM
We can never work out what the sing is he sings, he obviously learnt it with his previous owner (you can read Charlie's history under the video link I'm going to post).
Charlie often comes to stay with me when Mark is working away (some of the video clips show a smaller cage, this is not his permanent cage, just one he sometimes uses when he stays with me and I don't shut him in it ).
You can hear Charlie HERE. Check out his wicked laugh! It's very funny! :lol:
THIS is another funny one, he says 'Goodnight Gilbert', Gilbert was his previous owner who passed away.
Posted 21 June 2008 - 07:10 PM
"Kelly's a good girl"
"Kelly don't bite", (followed by an evil laugh lol, but she didn't bite).
She would tell us exactly what she wanted to eat and when she had to go potty. I was amazed with her, and still visit her on a regular basis.
Danny-white face tiel
spaz-greater sulpher crested cockatoo:twisted:
Posted 07 August 2008 - 12:36 AM
In a house with 9 parrots, only one being an Amazon, I only have my Taco, the yellow nape, to compare speaking ability. She is really my singer, loving to sing to just about anything. However, her vocabulary is surely impressive. She definitely out talks my grey and the only other bird here that even approaches her extensive vocabulary is my oldest male BG, Dreamer. He doesn't speak in long sentences, usually only a few words, but he understands the language and speaks in context.
Here is my Taco. She is about 26 years old.
YouTube - Taco the amazon
As I had said in my first post in the Amazon forum, I just got a new Amazon who is technically a re home. She had a huge vocabulary.
"I'm such a pretty Bird"
"SOB"..Yes she's actually says the words which I won't spell out here
"it's no fair"
"oh my God"
Says her name, screams it too
Sings Opera scales
Makes the sound of a rooster
I also heard something in Spanish but I have NO idea what it is...lol
She's only been here for 2 days so I'm sure I'll be hearing more.
What I found funny is that she cat calls. One of the things my hubby has been doing, is to teach our quaker to wolf whistle and go Hot Momma. Right now he say's Hot after the whistle. Well the day we got the Amazon, he cat called and the Quaker quickly responded with "hot"...It was so cute!
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