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Birds say the darndest things

So today Sammie (who is a girl) says, "Good Boy!" I have no idea where that came from. To her I say, "Good Birdy!" And my dogs are girls. I do have one adult son living at home, but I'm about positive I haven't said, "Good Boy!" To him for many years lol.

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I had a budgie that talked really good. One day he said I'm gonna kiss you, call the cops!. It was his favorite thing to say. Not sure where it came from.

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My grey i recently adopted..she is an old girl and every day she comes out with new words and sounds of what she learnt in her many years of meeting new people. She does men's voice, womens, kids, dogs cats, and some really deep spooky ghostly voice tones..it makes the hair stands up on the back of neck when she does the spooky voices

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She may of picked it up from the breeder/hand feeder. I had people call me up and ask me "Why is my quaker saying "your so pretty"" It is something I always say when I hand fed my babies.

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Love this thread! Skyler was taught "who said that?' Months ago. He recently started saying "pretty boy said that!" he didn't hear that from me. First time Skyler saw Karma he excitedly said "HI" in her face. My friend has an African Grey. When he started walking down the hall that is out of bounds Joyce said " where are you going?" Out of the blue Paco said "pardon!" Joyce was laughing so hard while telling me she could barely speak.

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Our grey use to say in my voice, Wanna tickle...then change voices to my husbands and say Get in your cage tickles.

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Haha, too funny! The male of the two cockatiels I just brought home has said "pretty bird!" and wolf whistles. He does it a lot, but I just now heard him today saying "hi baby!" which is just as cute!




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Hahah! My black capped lory picked up ANYTHING he heard, but not the things you wanted to teach him. He could burp and everything I hand raised a budgie for somebody else last year and when I got him back when she could no longer keep him he could talk up a storm. I couldn't tell what he was saying but it sure did sound creepy!
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I hate it when people teach their birds to swear. They think it's cute except for any body who visits and has to listen to it.

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I've never had a talking bird, but it sure does sound like fun! I enjoyed reading this thread.


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So today Sammie (who is a girl) says, "Good Boy!" I have no idea where that came from. To her I say, "Good Birdy!" And my dogs are girls. I do have one adult son living at home, but I'm about positive I haven't said, "Good Boy!" To him for many years lol.

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She might be saying "good birdy". I read a story of another bird that would combine words, like "good kitten" became "gitten" and "good bird" became "gird", etc. Other stories of birds combining syllables in new and interesting ways So she might just be combining "b" ird "y"

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My parrotlet will talk only when I am not looking at him, then when you turn your head he goes dead silent and just stares at you like "what?" with wide eyes lol. He will wolf whistle back and forth with me when I'm in the kitchen and imitate my laugh whenever I laugh...(my husband's personal favorite). Favorite words are definitely "Peekaboo" and "Whatcha Doin" though. He's a ham.

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Loki picked up going "Oh noooo, baaaaabyyy" whenever he's upset from me Mizu used to jump from the cage and I'd say it and now he does it whenever he's unhappy haha Goober's newest thing is to bark like the dog, but it doesn't sound like our dog! It's like she picked up some yappy chihuahua bark lol She still loves to scold me with a progressively more irritated sounding "C'mere! Goober, COME HERE" when I don't get her out of the cage fast enough. Once after bringing her on vacation to the hubby's dorm, she learned the F word from his roommates... That was fun. Said it when I was at work but my parents were at the table to breakfast. Shouted at the top of her lungs!



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One day my brother in law was sitting by our budgie, and he starting laughing. He said that bird just asked me if I wanted to go to Boscovs. It's a local department store.

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One day my brother in law was sitting by our budgie, and he starting laughing. He said that bird just asked me if I wanted to go to Boscovs. It's a local department store.
Your budgie is a talker, how funny! Was he taught to say that?

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My parrotlet will talk only when I am not looking at him, then when you turn your head he goes dead silent and just stares at you like "what?" with wide eyes lol. He will wolf whistle back and forth with me when I'm in the kitchen and imitate my laugh whenever I laugh...(my husband's personal favorite). Favorite words are definitely "Peekaboo" and "Whatcha Doin" though. He's a ham.
My plet is the same way. He won't talk if he thinks I am paying attention. He learned the words from me but sometimes he combines things his own way. But he says:

"You're such a..." the pause is actually pretty funny to me, lol.
"You're such a bae-bee biirrd"
"Silly bird"
"Silly bae-bee biirrd" also sometimes said after you're such a, lol.
"Cute cute cute cute cute"
"Hi bae-bee, how are you?"
"Pretty bird"
"Yummy yummy"
"Tickle tickle"
Copies people laughing
Also copies any snapping, clicking sounds.

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hilarious quotes Bjorn says 'don't panic' all the time! i smashed a glass the other day by mistake and he calls out 'don't panic'.
and when he's wooing Ollie, "hello Bjornie". her name is Ollie!!

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