i'm visiting this forum because i thought you might be interested in something i have to share.
A little background: I'm studying Languages and Linguistics at university
Something that i learnt about in my communications class was this famous African Grey parrot named Alex. Alex was apart of a massive study into animal communication and animal language acquisition. He was trained a very large amount of English words and actually had the impressive ability to not only speak but UNDERSTAND...as much as a parrot can, which compared to humans is about the ability of a toddler. His speech sounds were remarkably accurate, he knew 100+ object names and some fixed expressions. He could answer simple questions about the shape, size colour and material of objects. Honestly you should look it up on Youtube, its quite weird but amazing to see a parrot not just speaking like a human but showing that it understands too. At one point he asked to be done with the training so he could play. He also asked for water. It makes me a bit sad that to get to this point he had to undergo immense amount of training everyday though :(
| 34756 - Reply from STEPHANE195 (France) - 2020-11-19 |
Hi, dear Ruby. I am a twelve years old girl from Greece. I like parrots too! I have four lovebirds, a girl, a boy and their babies. The three of them are greel( mum and babies ) and the dad is yellow! I think you know, they don’t sing, they say something like TUIT! Lovebirds come from Angola , so the youngest baby is named Terseiro. It means third in the language that people speak there. He was born third. Her sister, the second baby, is named Rita, a Greek name. We gave the first bird to some friends because it was toooo loudly. Now he has some babies too.
Friendly , Ariadne
And I m sorry if you can’t understand my English!
I would like to have a lovebird as a pet, do you have advices? Also how many birds is good to keep together, and does they come along with other birds
| 32713 - Reply from Brian156 (Australia) - 2017-10-28 |
|Dear Krista Here in our house in Australia We have a "rainbow" lorikeet parrot and they are such beautiful and friendly birds and we have one which is very easy to take care of. Please email me so we can have a chat. cheers!! have a nice day !! Bye|
I am thinking about getting a Meyer's parrot. I already contacted a woman who may be wanting to rehome hers. I'm crossing my fingers. Anyone have any advice? this will be my bird. Not a family pet.
This will also be my first bird. I have cared for parrots in the past but not owned one.
Hi! My name is Sofia and I'm Italian. I have got 2 budgies and I like them! ^-^ Their names are Laima and Puffetto :) Who like budgies?
| 34416 - Reply from Scotia10 (Australia) - 2020-05-05 |
|i love budgies, they were my first bird :). I would love to see them in the wild one day. Did you know they travel in flocks of thousands sometimes, they create what looks like a moving wave through the sky.|
| 33129 - Reply from Ariadne 86 , 12 yrs (Greece) - 2018-04-11 |
| 32133 - Reply from Cynthia202 , 14 yrs (Korea) - 2017-02-19 |
I have two African Grey parrots, Sunny and Cher. They are the sweetest things to walk the earth, or fly in this case! ☺
I like parrot,Because they are very nice,do you like parrot?
| 34923 - Reply from Julia33 , 14 yrs (Germany) - 2021-01-31 |
|i love parrots too and i want to have one as a pet when i live alone :)|
well, i guess i have to write something about parrots. OKi i am turk and i am 14. but i havent seen a lot of parrots. this is very sad for me. because I love parrots.but i saw only 1 or 2 parrots so far.really i'd like to have a parrot.
| 33130 - Reply from Ariadne 86 , 12 yrs (Greece) - 2018-04-11 |
|I know it is hard to find parrots in some places. I stay... near to u, in Greece. So you can travel here to see some . But I think that in Turkey there are many cats ! Lucky you!|
| 31718 - Reply from Sneha96 , 14 yrs (United Arab Emirates) - 2016-10-06 |
|I totally understand you!
It's kind of hard to grow parrots here! I've been badgering my parents to buy me a African Grey Parrot.
I have a 9 month old Parrotlet named Nico, he started talking a few months ago and he is sooo much fun! If you have parrots or just like to talk about them, check out my page and let's be email friends!!!
| 33695 - Reply from Haseli157 , 12 yrs (Sri Lanka) - 2018-12-13 |
|Hi.I'm Haseli.I have a parrot. They are beautiful birds.My parrot name is Twitty.I like to friends become you.|
We just got 2 African grey parrots. They talk and there vocabulary is growing every day!!!
| 13896 - Reply from kelvin29 , 9 yrs (United Arab Emirates) - 2013-10-19 |
|hi Gabriel my name is kelvin and i love parrots too and do you go to summerhill in brightion and are you in year 5|
| 13571 - Reply from gabriel173 (Great Britain) - 2013-09-02 |
| that's soooooooo cool!
Mon animal préféré est trop marrant
J'aime aussi paon
| 33131 - Reply from Ariadne 86 , 12 yrs (Greece) - 2018-04-11 |
|Aussi, j’aime les chats. Je ne souis francaise, allors, tu peux faire une effort pour comprendre mes francais. ...|
Hi, everybody. I have a parrot at home . Its mane's Zhora. It's 2 years old. It is gren and yellow . It can't speak. Which is the best way to teach it to speak ?
| 14029 - Reply from Kali105 , 17 yrs (USA) - 2013-11-07 |
|I love parrots. Their learning curves compares to other avian species astound me and I an enthralled by the magnificent displays of their ornately patterned wings. Tell me, why is it that so many people love these birds?|
| 12295 - Reply from chyna146 (Great Britain) - 2013-02-03 |
|I have an african grey and 2 small birds called parrotlets, they grey speaks, you just have to speak to them, read to them. Now my grey can pick something up after you have only said it to him once|
Hi! I am Georgina. My mums dad is from Poland. I like parrots but I don't see them much :)
| 27277 - Reply from brianna109 , 11 yrs (USA) - 2014-09-12 |
|HEY WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU WANT YOUR PARROT|
| 9755 - Reply from manuela33 , 11 yrs (Italy) - 2012-03-17 |
|my name is mnauela ... i like lions nad butterfly!! :)|
Hi peoples, I love parrots, I have one in my house. We are happy to talk of each of all :) :) :) PLEASE WRITE TO ME !!! :D
| 26097 - Reply from Miss.Bean134 , 12 yrs (Sri Lanka) - 2013-12-06 |
|EXCUSE me naesmai nisthar nana youve can't Do like THat man!|
my names is shynique.. i live on the beautiful island of st.croix. i like all kinds of parrots
Hey, I Have A Parrakeet But I Dont Know Anything About It. We Cant Even Tell If It Is A Girl Or A Boy Or How Do You Get Them To Like You. We Called The Parrakeet Jasper And If Anyone Has Any Information, Please Send Me A Message Back. Thanks ! x
| 7841 - Reply from Brandon121 , 16 yrs (USA) - 2011-08-10 |
|Hello Summer I have also been in the same predicament as you with parakeets. I know that to determine the gender of a parakeet you look at the color of the upper portion of the parakeets beak. If the beak is Blue then the parakeet is a male. If its brown then the parakeet is a female.
Hope that helped a little. Feel free to ask me any other questions,
| 7356 - Reply from Summer4 , 12 yrs (Great Britain) - 2011-06-08 |
|oops wrong email|
| 7355 - Reply from SummerLeanneWalker4 , 12 yrs (Great Britain) - 2011-06-08 |
|Or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org|
I like parrot because they are cold blooded animals and also friendly
| 31878 - Reply from Cece60 , 16 yrs (USA) - 2016-11-29 |
|They are not cold blooded. You need to educate yourself.|
| 9423 - Reply from jordan134 , 8 yrs (USA) - 2012-02-04 |
|why I like parrots because ther so so so so preety|
| 6929 - Reply from Kirsty131 , 10 yrs (Great Britain) - 2011-04-11 |
| 4993 - Reply from subika56 (USA) - 2010-09-09 |
Please, help me to redeem a parrot Rosie out of the pet-shop.
I have 4 cats; I usually go to that pet-shop to buy some feed. The name of the parrot is Rosie, it is a girl, and she is 6 years old. She has been staying in the pet-shop for about 6 month. Nobody want to buy her, she costs too much (24 000 hryvnia ~3 000 dollars). She is sitting in a small cage without any movement! Nobody speaks to Rosie, I think she is very lonely. Of cause, when I visit a pet-shop, I try to speak to Rosie, and she always point at rods of her cage by her beak, as like she is asking for help. If I redeem Rosie, I promise to be a good mother for her!
I am 43 years old, my name is Elena. I live in Kiev, Ukraine. I am architect. I have two grown-up children.
If somebody wants to help me for Rosie, I promise to tell how things have come right and send some photo. I will be very grateful for your help!
My e-mail: email@example.com
| 10225 - Reply from abdoulaye145 , 24 yrs (Burkina Faso) - 2012-05-19 |
|hi tim! i wanna do any thing for u but i wanna know if rosi is alive.tank u|
j'aime cet oiseau je l'ai élevé depuis 1999 je ne peux pas rester sans lui
| 9750 - Reply from Georgina212 , 11 yrs (Great Britain) - 2012-03-17 |
|She is speaking French. She is saying I love this bird I erected since 1999 I can not stay without him|
| 9424 - Reply from jordan134 , 8 yrs (USA) - 2012-02-04 |
|what the heck are you sayying|| |