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Best thing your parrot says?

I love hearing what parrots tend to say. What is the best thing that your parrot has said...timely, funny, conversational?
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The best, most timely, one time occurance..... During baseball playoffs and World Series, we watched a lot of baseball. The Royals have a chant that goes "Let's go Royals Let's go!" Our Quaker started saying "Let's Go......Let's Go."

Overall, the favorite word is "water." She has a very distinct way of saying it. "Water" has many meanings. Most common she is asking for a drink or a bath. If I tell one of the kids to take a shower she may say water. She will also manipulate the kids into getting her a glass of water from the kitchen and offering her a drink. She will pretend to take a drink and then laugh.
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Quakers are pretty amazing! Their speech sounds may not be as clear, but they make up for it in communication. My friend has one that whispers "Gimme a kiss" when you get close
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I won't say

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My CAG took my dogs two names, Fargo and Danbury and combined them to make Farbury. He uses that when he yells at them!!
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We have 2 birds that say ,, " what ya doin?". And of course we always tell them. You can't help but answer when asked.

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I have a budgie that likes to say "pants pants!". I have no idea where he picked that up. It makes me giggle when ever he says it.
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We have 2 birds that say ,, " what ya doin?". And of course we always tell them. You can't help but answer when asked.
I totally do that too! When my bird talks, I answer back just like I assume he knows what he's talking about. Makes for some funny conversations!!
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Best thing Digby says: "Eat your poop!"
Story behind this: When he was a young birdy, his owners tried to potty train him. He already knew how to say "eat your veggies!" and when they started saying "poop" a lot to him when potty training, he switched out veggies with poop. I thought, no way, he doesn't really say that... Well, he sure does! All the time! It's incredibly hilarious, and I'm sure I've just reinforced it everytime because I laugh so hard.

He also has a phone conversation he does. He'll make a phone ringing sound, then say "Hello? Hey." and then starts mumbling so stuff, then says, "okay, bye!" Sometimes he only does a little bit of that, sometimes he goes through with the whole thing.




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when baby bird used to talk and mumble when i first got him, he would sing and mumble, then on a rare occasion he would say clear as day "hi baby" (hence why i named him baby bird!). i soon taught him to say "hi baby bird". since getting more birds, he has stopped talking aside from my guys, we had a quaker at the local shelter for a while who loved to laugh, it really made me happy for the rest of the day

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when baby bird used to talk and mumble when i first got him, he would sing and mumble, then on a rare occasion he would say clear as day "hi baby" (hence why i named him baby bird!). i soon taught him to say "hi baby bird". since getting more birds, he has stopped talking aside from my guys, we had a quaker at the local shelter for a while who loved to laugh, it really made me happy for the rest of the day
Off topic, but do these guys share a cage? Are they all bonded to you or each other or both?
So pretty!!
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They are all bonded to eachother. I keep forgetting to fix my signature, as butch is no longer with us- at least in person. Half of them will only step up onto a perch and the other half will step up on my finger or a perch. I love watching them fly, play and interact with each other, but I do miss having a budgie that is bonded to me Cheerio will sometimes play nip at my hand and fingers and occasionally will let's scratch her cheek, but it just not the same as my first budgie (Pumble) who would sit on my shoulder and hang out with me. Since Pickles egg laying and nesting issues, I decided not to get any more birds and I will wait until I can get a medium parrot I hope I will have my current flock for a long time

Edit: I have 2 flight cages. 4 in one, 3 in the other and pickle is in her own cage. You might have seen my tree gyms around the forums... Everyone goes out together except for pickle currently. She will go out with Cheerio for a few minutes so I can clean her cage and then she goes back by herself to continue to sit on her "egg", aka a marble

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For my next book about a cockatoo, I'm thinking about having him give a clear response. My U2 never talked much, but my Grey talks a lot!!
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My Sweetie likes to say 'I'm a baby bird!' or 'Lemon is a baby bird!!' (my other budgie is named Lemon). My husband taught Sweetie 'Don't care, wanna party!' which lead to the hilarious combination of 'I'm a baby party!' He says some other things too, but these are his favourites.
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My Sweetie likes to say 'I'm a baby bird!' or 'Lemon is a baby bird!!' (my other budgie is named Lemon). My husband taught Sweetie 'Don't care, wanna party!' which lead to the hilarious combination of 'I'm a baby party!' He says some other things too, but these are his favourites.
My parent's TAG started to sing "happy bird day to you", combining some phrases and a song!!
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Cocky says ''Cocky is a pretty boy'' every morning , in the car, at the same place , while travelling to his day cage. Other words are ''What are you doing you silly Goose''- Does mimic the ';Driving Miss Daisy tune''..
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My cockatieks don't talk but all the males sing. Their favorite song is the beginning of the Mexican hat dance. It's really cute.
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My cockatieks don't talk but all the males sing. Their favorite song is the beginning of the Mexican hat dance. It's really cute.
That would be great to hear with such a big flock!!
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Digby now says "Expecto Patronum!" (from Harry Potter) hehe...




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Digby now says "Expecto Patronum!" (from Harry Potter) hehe...
Love it! Had to show this one to the kids.
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