Parrots are popular pets because of how fun and adventurous they are. They can mimic human speech and even sing! What is better than a coffee in the morning? A parrot singing while you are having a morning cup of coffee.
How do you train them to speak and to sing?
Before jumping to singing, you must focus on the speaking aspect of it. Before you jump onto the training part, the most important thing to do is to get to know your pet well. You are also required to do background research on your parrot and make sure that the species your parrot belongs to can talk. Some birds might possess the ability but still not prefer talking.
Beginning with simpler words: When you are preparing them to speak, it is important to make sure that you choose the right kind of words. Another important aspect to take into consideration is that you also have a positive tone when you speak to them. Once you start speaking these chosen words regularly, they may start repeating these words. Some words might be easier for them to say as compared to others. An important thing to remember is that parrots do pick up on enthusiasm, so your tone could help them remember certain words much more easily.
Having patience: When you are beginning to teach your parrot to talk, it is important to be patient. You can have a routine where every day you spend some time training your parrot how to speak. The time taken to learn how to speak can depend on the bird. You can shift to teaching them sounds such as whistling to give them an easy start. Not only do they mimic words, but also tend to mimic other sounds that they may hear throughout the day.
Reiteration and timings: When you have a parrot that you are teaching how to talk, it is possible that once they learn the word, they still go back to forgetting how to speak it. If there are certain words you would like your parrot to never forget, you must make sure that you reiterate quite constantly. The timings do not matter, you can choose any time of the day when you decide to teach your pet how to speak.
How to make your parrot sing? Once you are comfortable with the speaking aspect it can be time to move forward and teach them how to sing!
Picking a song: As we have already mentioned, the first thing to do would be to teach them how to speak. Once that is done, you can choose a location for your training sessions. The area that you choose, should be away from the noise but also not in the Decorative bird cages. It can be a place that the bird regularly visits. Having a mirror in the same room can also be a major cause of distraction, parrots are known to not be able to resist their reflection.
Patience, practice, and problems: Teaching your bird how to sing is very similar to teaching it how to speak as well. You have to keep patience with your parrot and not show any sort of violence to it. They might react negatively to it. Sing to them songs that they enjoy and are easy to learn as well. A good idea would be to practice regularly. This will strengthen their talent.
These are some of the points you can keep in mind when trying to teach your colorful pet how to speak and sing. Happy chirping!