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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:33 am    Post subject: My bird spoke!

Well, well, well!
I never particularly wanted to train or teach my birds any 'tricks'- but it seems that saying ''Good Morning'' to them when I feed, was enough!
My little fella has just spoken his first words!
Haha!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:40 pm    Post subject:

Hi!

male kikes can mimic a couple of words. Not an extense vocabulary like an african grey but... enough to have a laugh once in a while.

My gf's budgie is a chatterbox and was never trained to talk, and joined the family relatively late (+/- 6 months old) but spends a lot of time outside the cage in the living room and picked up a lot of short sentences, often making his own remixes.
Very comical. He's around 4 years old and I still lmao whenever he comes to my shoulder and starts his speech next to my ear.

I think it's more important to spend time with them, and they will naturally pick up stuff. And it's even funnier.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:53 pm    Post subject:

It was such a shock! I mean, its not like Ive been in his face repeatedly saying catch phrases- but how sweet to pick it up like that!
No, he isnt as clear as say a parrot, but you can definately hear what hes saying!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:28 am    Post subject: mimicing

my kakariki seems like he can only make one type of noise, like a little chirpy noise, but it's dead cute! I always tell him hes a good boy but I don't think he's even thought about trying to copy it, I've never heard him mimic anything. Does anyone know how to help a kakariki mimic something? Think
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:57 pm    Post subject:

Ive no idea, mind just did it out of the blue. Would be interested to hear other peoples experiences though....
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:52 am    Post subject:

Im not a fan of talking birds after having a sulfur crested...the doorwould knock no one there, phone ring dial tone, or door knock and would invite them in.
He picked up accidently, and our king, parrot not know to be a great 'talking' bird says hello....because hes in the dinning room and we say that when walk thu, out of habit really since he does have the 24/7 flight of the house.

The trouble with clarity is most people speak to birds in a stupid parrot like tone....Speak a little slower and clearer pronoucing constantants clearly.
And gess what, they will to Shocked
They repeat what they hear.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:22 pm    Post subject:

It gives me hell when I hear one of those guys/ladies talking with high pitched tones.
Almost as irritating when people tries to imitate a baby voice and baby words when talking to a baby or a kid.
I bet Steps has a hard time when he sees someone doing that, he's more old school than me.

signlol

As said above, my gf's budgie picked up all the stuff he speaks just being around people, nobody trained him to talk.
Same with certain patterns of behavior and other stuff, he picked it up by himself.

Cheers ! / Pablo

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:45 pm    Post subject:

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Almost as irritating when people tries to imitate a baby voice and baby words when talking to a baby or a kid.
I bet Steps has a hard time when he sees someone doing that, he's more old school than me.


Damn right
"oh look at the fishys"
Then have to re train your children when older fishys are fish!
Some people just dont realese that fish is easier for children than fishys.
Teach them right 1st time..."work hard at being lazy"

And the same goes for parrots.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:35 pm    Post subject:

Ugh! Damn baby voice women, make the rest of us look bl**dy stupid....
Nope, I only talk to my kakariki in a 'normal human' voice, and he did the rest himself.... Purely copycat!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:54 am    Post subject:

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male kikes can mimic a couple of words


Hi all!
Im new here and id like to say that u have an awsome websight here.

Im wondering if anyone have tryed to breed sertain individuals that have the habit of trying to mimic sounds and often are verry unafraied.

It would be a good thing 4 all who keeps them as pets if this could be enhanced

I see verry different behaviour in my kaks
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:38 pm    Post subject:

Thank you on the web site..its all due to the members wide and varied experiance, from prize earning top international breeders , hobbists, to pet owners, then add in a few Scientists

Breeding from freindly and/talking birds is not an issue...unless it is a female...due to the social structure of kakariki the males appears dominant, in reality is very protective of young (his and others) and his females.....hence will check out food toys people very thougherly before allowing his female to do so.
This is often perceved differently by owners

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It would be a good thing 4 all who keeps them as pets if this could be enhanced

Kakariki are endangered and native to NZ...it is a shame its illegal to keep as pets in NZ....instead our children have to put up with a budgie or cockeil
We can keep them in approved avairies and other restrictions.

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I see verry different behaviour in my kaks

They will have common behavours, but each has their own quirks/personaities more in line of the larger (more intelegent) parrot species

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:41 pm    Post subject:

I think indeed we can selectively breed for attitude and behavior, such as English budgerigar breeders do. They try to select peaceful, tame and calm birds, so they don't freak out when it's show time.
The longfeather agapornis roseicollis has also been selected for a calmer behavior, more suitable for shows, than the normal roseicollis.

Also for vocalization, voice, etc... certain canary breeds or varieties have been selectively bred during centuries for better singing characteristics. (Other are color breeds, or posture breeds).

I think kakariki are no different, they can be also selectively bred.

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our children have to put up with a budgie or cockeil

signlol
Why do you always trash cockatiels and budgies? Go mess with someone your size!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:56 pm    Post subject:

What would u prefer as a pet, a kakariki or cockteil or budgie? Not talking
And If you where a Kiwi, would you like to have the choice like anywhere else in the world

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:35 pm    Post subject:

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Breeding from freindly and/talking birds is not an issue...unless it is a female


If u obtained female birds thet talk/more friendly trough breeding selectivly, I think u have to carefully look on how they interact with the male when u breed them. It could be that they dont pair up so easyelly with males and dont breed as well as others.
If non of these problems occures - than good!

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Kakariki are endangered and native to NZ...it is a shame its illegal to keep as pets in NZ....


Im very sorry 4 u NZ-landers having to put up with govenment imposed laws that are not very well thougt throu.
Its good that they try to protect the wild population, but I think u could allow pets without endangering the wildpop.

-All pets must have sollid rings, and an certificate from the breeder
-Breeders must have an aproval and be cheked out so everythings good
-No mutations allowed (sorry Steptoe)
-No hybrids allowed
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:53 pm    Post subject:

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-No mutations allowed

Mutations are as natural as wild-colored birds.
In fact they seem to be relatively common in wild budgies but they don't get too far. Same as birds with defects.

As pets... I prefer cockatiels signlol
kakariki don't have crests

Now seriously... I agree with you, but I think it's more or less the same in the rest of the world.
For instance we have goldfinches but people pay big money for imported goldfinches, the same with blackbirds and other birds.
We humans don't value what we have... until we loose it.

Talking about indigenous species...
when are you filing for the permit to keep kea ?
LOL
Those are funny little monsters, must be a blast to keep as pets.

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