What do the parrots say?
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Our planet is inhabited by a huge number of birds. Their number is about one hundred billion individuals, and all of them are very different from each other. But I would like to single out one, quite popular among people, a detachment of birds - parrots. These beautiful creatures captivate with their ability to imitate our speech. That, as they say parrots, is an individual feature of each of them. Some individuals may repeat individual words, while others may repeat whole phrases.
Parrot communication in the wild
As for the natural habitat of parrots, in it they are found only in flocks. A distinctive feature of these birds is their intolerance to loneliness, therefore parrots can be called a schooling creature. The way parrots speak in nature is very similar to communication between themselves and other birds. To do this, they use their simple "bird" language. Without a doubt, parrots can be attributed to singing birds, because they make sounds that resemble a rather attractive song.
The ability of parrots to talk
So why parrots, unlike other birds, can reproduce the words and phrases of human speech? Assumptions a lot. It is believed that when they get into the unusual world of humans, the parrots adapt to the new sounds for themselves, and over time try to repeat them. However, this does not apply to all individuals. There are also non-speaking parrots.
It is not known until now what exactly affects the ability of parrots to copy speech. But it is precisely known that the presence or absence of this ability in parrots does not depend on their mental abilities and gender. Another assumption, which can explain the ability of parrots to talk, is the similarity of the basic sounds and sounds of human speech issued by them. That is why, perhaps, for parrots and the simple task of repeating what was heard.
What parrots say better
The best talkers capable of repeating even intonation are considered to be Jacot's parrots, their speech is the most clear. The black-tailed parrots also imitate our speech very well, but at the same time, the sounds they emit are not very similar to human speech. Many people like the wavy parrot very much.He can not only tolerably repeat words, but also imitate all sorts of surrounding sounds.
Teach to speak
When purchasing a talking parrot, you should be prepared for its high cost and for a long process of further education. This will take a lot of patience and time. First of all, for a positive learning outcome, you should not raise your voice to the bird, it will only frighten her. Also, the lessons should be conducted in conditions that exclude extraneous noise that can distract the parrot. You need to start learning with simple words, moving successively from one to another, gradually complicating tasks.
Any pet achievement should be accompanied by praise in the form of a treat. Another excellent assistant in learning a parrot can be a tape recorder or a voice recorder. After all, it is enough to write down a few phrases and put them in a parrot for frequent listening. As for the age at which parrots begin to talk, it ranges from three to five months.
I would also like to add that most often the decision to buy a parrot is based only on the ability to speak it. After all, about how they say parrots, video can be easily found on the Internet, and at any time enjoy this beautiful spectacle.But few people realize that for a nice chatter the birds have long hours of training, which not everyone can withstand.