Join Date: May 2015
Location: Ontario Canada
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It sounds like SWH is really happy living with you and J, I'm so happy for her and you both as you are the reason this little bird has a new lease on life. It's great she's chirping and happily hopping around and even angry ack ack acking when she boops her own butt.
Keep repeating the same words to her and repeat them often, if you say them with a happy excited tone in your voice she will think she is doing something to deserve that happy chatter and they tend to learn and repeat those happy words. Banana was over a year old when she came here and then close to 2 years old when her cage mate passed away, I started hand taming and playing with her right away and repeating "whatchadoing?" several hundred times a day. I was very happy when I heard her starting to sound out the words and then repeat them to me, the fun part was when I started adding more words to her vocabulary and watch her mess them up when repeating.
She often say's ''whatchadoo doo doo doo dooooooing? Baby?" Then sometimes she just yells, "WHAT?" WHAT"? LOL