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Birds who stop talking

Now talking is one of the qualities in parrots that doesn't bother me what so ever, so don't think I'm moaning because he's not talking. I am a little hurt though!

Darwin was a fluent, amazing talker. He was learning absolutely everything I could possibly throw at him with no trouble. His voice was extremely cute and he'd come out with the most adorable phrases that he would make out of words he already knew. He now never talks and hasn't since the other lories and lorikeets came into our home has anybody else ever experienced this? I'm in the process of having a big bird move around and since this has happened I kinda wanna have him in the living room with me to see if I can get him going again... I know, it's probably sounding really silly to you all! But his talking made me so happy
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I'm no help am afriad. I love talking birds but all my guys seem to know is how to scream, they're even worse now since they're all in together in one birdroom

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I live on my own and no one to talk to most time, I could sit there and listen to a bird talking all day I think

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From he looks of your siggy , you definatly DON'T live alone...lol
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haha, you're right, I do live with a bunch of hooligans

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Since none of the other lories talk and he's hanging out with them, he's probably just talking "lory". No point in talking another language if no one is going to understand you . He should start talking again when you bring him into your living room, it sounds logical. I'm with you, I like that birds can talk, but it's not the only reason I keep birds (in fact, none of my recent birds have ever talked and my IRN would only whistle--in fact she was able to whistle in the most annoying way that was just a step away from being a screech)

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I would probably be tempted to move him as well.

Dante stopped singing the songs I taught him after a few weeks in a larger flock. It sort of hurt my feelings but I moved him as i thought it was in his best interests and he'd bond with a female. Sadly nobody likes him in that way so he seronaids me instead but in typical tiel! I'm so tempted to split him up but I just don't have the space in this house because Sydney HATES cockatiels so he can't go back in the front room.

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Actually, ALL of my lories talk it's just his talking was things I had taught him Lory (green naped lorikeet) can talk up a storm!


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i don't know if this will help but Dusty my grey stopped making any kind of sound when i was stuck in Florida. he was staying with my in laws and we were gone from may till mid july. he had stopped talking or making his sounds and it worried my in laws. when i finally got home he was very happy and started making sounds and talking again he was depressed i believe but came out of it once he saw me i have a very close bond with him and i think he might have thought i left him. i have also been told that changes can cause this so it may be a good thing to move him so he wil be with you more

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I had the same problem with two of my Corella's who were brothers. Kasper was my first and he used to talk up a storm. Then I hand raised his much younger brother Karl who learnt to talk very quickly and would pick up things at the drop of a hat. When Karl went outside next to his brother Kasper pretty much stopped talking, Karl learnt to say everything that Kasper said. When Karl passed earlier this year Kasper started chatting away againg. Whether it was jealousy or he just couldn't get a word in edgewise I am not sure.

But yes if you move Darwin he may start talking again. Mind you George and Oliver talking has not seemed to affect Kasper's talking one iota. George is a Sulphur Crested and Oliver is a Long Billed Corella, Karl and Kasper are Short Billed Corella's.
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My lory, Phoebe, mumbles (especially when my dad walks in the room... I don't know why, but all my birds seem to like my dad!) but has not said anything clearly. I'm hoping I can get her to say a few things, as that would be really cute!




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maybe he/she is jealous of the lories and lorikeets. it may be so if not i do not know
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