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Date:10/20/2014 10:59:26 AM
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Just stopping by with my campaign blog of the day...Hope you are having a nice Monday..V4U.....Today I will do some talking about "The Cockatiels Power of Mimicry"....The cockatiel does not appear to be as talented a mimic as the budgerigar, but it can be taught quite a variety of phrases and tends to have clearer diction.Cockatiels are certainly more versatile in that they soon learn to whistle tunes, probably because of their normal inclination to whistle individual notes.Repetition will play a vital part in teaching a cockatiel to talk or whistle. You will probably want to choose a name for your cockatiel that it can learn to repeat.Names ending with a "y" such as "Freddy", seems to be the easiest for a bird to mimic.Try to establish a routine, for example by saying "Good Morning, Freddy" each day when you first enter the room. In the evening, it is a good idea to cover the cage with a suitable cloth, so that the cockatiel is not exposed to long periods of artificial light, which can interfere with the moulting process. You can therefore repeat "Goodnight Freddy" when you place the cover over the cage.Soon the cockatiel will come to associate these phrases with the specific events, and respond accordingly. Linking in with the training procedure, you can add "Good boy, Freddy", every time the bird sits on your finger.In this way, your bird will acquire a sensible vocabulary, rather than confused, inane chatter.If you want to teach longer sentences, break them down into short sections, adding a new phrase once the previous one has been learned.Young birds are the most receptive, but once cockatiels have learned to talk, they can continue to do so throughout their lives.....Hope you are having a nice day.....With many birdie wing hugs....Sam :o)
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