Cockatiels and Mimicry

Do The Words Cockatiels And Mimicry Go Together?

I think so! Cockatiels and mimicry go together because cockatiels are excellent mimics.

Although cockatiels are not as talented as budgerigars in mimicry, they can be taught a number of phrases and whistles, and also have clearer diction than a lot of other parrot species.cockatiels and mimicry

Cockatiels will find it easier to learn to whistle, and repetition on your part will play a major role in how quickly your cockatiel learns to talk and whistle.

When naming your cockatiel, think of one that will be easy for him to learn to repeat. Names ending with a y such as cheeky or spooky are good choices.

Start by establishing a routine.

For instance, you could start your day by saying ‘good morning cheeky.’ At the end of the day, you could say ‘good night cheeky.’

Soon your cockatiel will begin to associate these phrases with specific events and respond accordingly. Linking with the above procedure, you could add ‘good boy Cheeky,’ if he climbs onto your finger, and in this way, the bird should learn to acquire a sensible vocabulary, rather than inane confused chatter.

If you want to teach your cockatiel longer sentences, break them down into shorter phrases first and teach him section by section. You can teach a cockatiel a whole nursery rhyme using this method.

Younger birds are more receptive, but once the cockatiel has learned to talk, he will do it for the rest of his life. Even if he is kept outside in an aviary. All it takes is a bit of patience and your cockatiel will soon be impressing all those around him.

So in my opinion, cockatiels and mimicry go together quite well even though they are not the strongest talkers in the parrot species.

The best talkers in the parrot species are African Grey Parrots. African Grey’s are said to be the most intelligent of the Parrot family, and they have an amazing capacity for learning to talk and has one of the widest vocabularies in the talking bird category, some reaching 1,000 words or more.

Here are some more great tips when it comes to cockatiels and mimicry.

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