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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-25-2015, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Bradley talks!!

I never believed it... until I heard it for myself I know people have always said that male cockatiels were capable of mimicking words as well as whistling but I never really believed it (stupid me!) But our very own 5 month old Bradley has already picked up 2 distinctive phrases! Even my hubby didn't believe me but last night when the birds were put to bed, we were watching tv in the living room and we heard "What are you doing?" come from the cage, he said "Who just said that, Chip?" (because Chip can talk up a storm, but it clearly did not sound like Chip) and I said "No, Bradley! I told you he could talk!"

So I got this short video clip this morning, he says "What are you doing? Are you being a cute boy?" at the very beginning, then gives kisses and whistles a little song for everyone He was trying to get Chewy's attention, who was on me, but she still is not giving in to his "romancing" as of yet
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Thats so adorable! None of my males can talk.
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So cute! I had a male who could talk quite well. When I decided to introduce him to the outdoor flock all of the other males picked up on his phrases. I lost a lot of the cockatiel flock to psittacosis, including Joey, but luckily I still have Ziggy who is not only a spitting image of Joey but also repeats every single whistle, tune, phrase everything! It's really strange. He even says Joey in the same way It's sad that I lost Joe, but at least he's living on through Ziggy! Harvey who I hand reared also started to talk at a very young age. Did you never decide to YouTube cockatiels talking ?

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That is too cute. Nothing makes me laugh more than birds talking. I find it more entertaining than cat videos

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haha Daisy I guess not! I watch everything else on there though silly me
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That is so cute! He's very clear. Pretty soon he'll be taking requests!

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Bradley is gorgeous.
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