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Talking Pet Birds

Submit your bird’s favorite top words

Bird Talk readers dish about their bird's favorite top wordsThe editors of BIRD TALK magazine are putting together an article on your bird’s top words and first words for a special BirdChannel.com exclusive, and we would like your input. Submit your story for this special feature on your bird’s top words.

We would like to know what your pet bird’s first words were and what your bird’s favorite words to say are; Is it something funny, a phrase, a song or a family member’s name? 

Send us a short write-up, 800 words or less, along with a photo of your bird. Photos must be well lit and in focus. Digital images must be high resolution, 300 dpi and 3 by 5 inches to be suitable for print.

Please send your stories and photos to:

BIRD TALK, Top Words, P.O. Box 6050, Mission Viejo, CA 92690, or Email: birdsupport@bowtieinc.com (Put “Top Words” in the subject line).

Please include your pet bird's name and species, your name and contact information with your submission.

**We do not accept photos of birds in unsafe and unhealthy living conditions. We will not accept photos of birds outdoors unless they are in a carrier, cage or harness/leash. Photographs automatically become the property of the publisher and cannot be returned.**

Posted: May 4, 2007, 5 a.m. EST


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This is a GREAT idea, now others can see what others birds can say and what they have learned etc.
Ellen, Chambersburg, PA
Posted: 5/9/2007 4:22:24 AM
My indian ringneck, Sunshine, will be a year on May 22 and has been mumbling away for a couple months and just recently started in with her audible words, so I taped them on my mp3 player...and she's been jabbering away since...saying things like: ok, good girl, you're a stinker, whatcha doin? One day last week I was talking with a friend in my office who had cared for Sunshine for a few days while I was out of town, and as we left the area near her cage and were over by the door and Sunshine was not longer the center of attention...all of a sudden in a clearly audible voice Sunshine said 'You're a stinker!' Well she sure got our attention as we laughed out loud and went over and told her what a good girl she is...I am looking forward to more of her treasures...I know she has been trying to sing "You Are My Sunshine", too, and really listens intentily anytime I sing it to her. Thanks for the opportunit to share. I'll send this in later with a pic, but am home sick at this time, so will do it later. Thanks for letting us share.
Donna, Omaha, NE
Posted: 5/7/2007 11:41:18 AM
all 7 of my birds say "want some" and "hot hot" -
of course they are referring to their delicious warm sweet potatoes Mom is serving
Lu Ann, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Posted: 5/6/2007 6:27:04 PM
I really want to know what the top ten words are. It would be really awsome.
Debbie, Richmond, VA
Posted: 5/5/2007 6:26:21 PM
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