Join Date: May 2015
Location: Ontario Canada
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Every bird trains different with speech, it depends on the owner talking to the bird repeatedly over and over again all day every day for hours on end.
I trained a bird to say, "Whatchadoin?" in about 4 weeks. It was a young budgie about 3 months old, I had his cage beside my desk and I would play with him as I worked and spoke saying "whatchadoin?" over and over to him saying this 30 - 40 times in an hour in funny ways with lots of inflection in my voice.
It was fun listening to him practice out trying to say this word as he would start saying "whicha woocha doodoo" and eventually got to say "whatchadoing" perfectly. After that I started saying another short sentence to him to add more words like "I love you."
Just know that what ever you teach your bird they will often mix up the words so I often heard jumbled "whatchloveyou!"