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Training to talk

At what age do african grey start to learn how to talk.. my baby leo just turned 4 months old and was wondering on how to train him.... i heard tape recorder but i don't want to use that route
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Not all birds will talk I'm afraid. The best you can do is keep saying phrases or words to him that you want him to pick up and hopefully those are the ones he will choose to say, otherwise they tend to just pick up words you really don't want them saying

They can learn pretty young. I wouldn't be surprised if he was going to be a talker that he may start soon. No promises though!

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Not all birds will talk I'm afraid. The best you can do is keep saying phrases or words to him that you want him to pick up and hopefully those are the ones he will choose to say, otherwise they tend to just pick up words you really don't want them saying

They can learn pretty young. I wouldn't be surprised if he was going to be a talker that he may start soon. No promises though!

He is starting to mimic whistle noise and is saying "What are you doing" lol
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It would be best to not whistle if you want him to talk. Whistling is much easier for him and he will take that route rather that say things. The more you get him to talk the less he will make other loud noises so what you're wanting is also a good thing for him. Keep up the good work and enjoy Leo.
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Often they won't talk much until they are over 6 months. They tend to say things that are said in an excited voice. Many call the dog or yell "mom" since that's what they hear. Just don't cuss!!
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All parrots talk but not all mimic human language. Their natural real talking is parrotese and after having a parrot/parrots a person gets to know everything a parrot is saying. It just takes time. For me, listening to my 3 greys talking parrotese is much more satisfying because they're talking to me and each other.
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