They mumble till they get it right then one day a word comes out!!! You will be surprised too!
I am hoping my plet will get confident enough to say his words in front of me. He says them all when he thinks I am not paying attention and I listen from around the corner, lol. As soon as I walk in
, huh? I didn't say a thing.
Completely agree, mumble mumble chirp chirp mumble....and the next thing you know it's saying "I"m a pretty bird, pretty bird pretty pretty pretty bird..i'm a pretttttttttttttyyyyyyyyyyyyyy bird". It was really cute the first couple dozen times I heard him say it..but he never. gets. quiet. I mean my little blue psycho bird will talk and talk and talk like a toddler on crack. So about 2 weeks ago i'm sitting at my desk working and he's hanging out on the monitor doing his pretty bird song and I make the comment "Hey M'éanín, love to hear you talk, but could you change it up a bit, try out some new words or something". Know what the little blue psycho did?
"Peek-a-boo Pretty Bird......."
I had no clue. Had been playing peek a boo using a kleenex tissue for several days prior to that, he never said a word the whole time...then out of no where.
As for training, I don't "train" officially. I simply talk to him normally, much like I would a small child. When I open the cage door I say "Good Morning" several times, same at bedtime and say "nite nite". At the moment we are repeating several common words, but he's the one who strings them together, mumbles 24/7, even when he's asleep he's mumbling. I just know i'm going to wake up some day and find him carrying on an entire conversation.
With my little girl, we are working on just her becoming less scared of everything. She's a rescue bird, was abused and she's fairly fearful. I've only had her about 2 months or so, but she's doing great. Loves to chase me around the house, she really bonded to me and M'éanín, neither one of us can leave her or she will start this panicked chirping thing she does and take off after us.