HomeFAQSearchRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Parrot Vocalizations

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Parrot Vocalizations   Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:02 am

So Juniper, my Quaker, thinks she is a cockatiel. She sings, warbles, contact calls, and in general, sounds off like a cockatiel a few times a day. In her previous home there must have been a tiel. She also makes all the normal Quaker sounds. She only lived here about 2 weeks with Piccolo before he passed. Will she always do this you think? Or will "lose" her cockatiel ways over time? No way of knowing? She and Kokomo (lovie) whistle back and forth, but she doesn't make lovie or gcc sounds.

Just curious! thinking
Back to top Go down
kaeladedah
Hyacinth Macaw
avatar

Join date : 2011-05-18
Age : 29
Location : North Carolina, USA
My Birds : Cheney Bird, Green Cheek Conure
Pigpen, Lutino Budgie
Nava, Lutino Lovebird
Oliver, Indian Ring Neck
Posts : 1449

PostSubject: Re: Parrot Vocalizations   Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:05 am

If she's already learned them, I'd venture a guess that she'll probably always do them. If those particular calls are being reinforced more than other calls, she may learn to do it more frequently.
Back to top Go down
henpecked
Hyacinth Macaw
avatar

Join date : 2011-05-18
Age : 61
Location : NC/Fla
My Birds : Jake hen YN (his)
Stacy hen YN (hers)
Kia male Panama
Kong hen Panama
Nitro male YN
Micky male Red Lored
Binkie hen YN
Many other Amazons
Posts : 1372

PostSubject: Re: Parrot Vocalizations   Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:27 am

I agree with Kay, i think she'll always be doing to tiel calls.
Back to top Go down
VickiNumbers
Hyacinth Macaw
avatar

Join date : 2011-05-21
Age : 50
Location : Denver, CO, United States
My Birds : Allie ~ Yellow Sided Green Cheek Conure
Mickey ~ Turquoise Green Cheek Conure
Sam ~ Blue Front Amazon
Caesar ~ Bronze Wing Pionus (actually my HUSBAND's bird *grin*)
Mack ~ Lutino Cockatiel
Forté and Duncan ~ Budgerigars
_____________________________
Posts : 1521

PostSubject: Re: Parrot Vocalizations   Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:41 pm

Yep. I'm thinking always.

Bucky is trilingual as well. He speaks Quaker, Human, and now Lovebird. I can't tell which is which anymore. It's nice though, the lovebird tweets and whistles are much nicer to listen to then most of Bucky's vocalizations.



_________________

"Many have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it. You remain responsible forever, for what you have tamed."
~Antoine de Saint Exupery

.....
....... ~*~ Vicki ~*~
.... Allie.... Sam.... Caesar
...... Mack...... Micky


http://BunchesOfBudgies.blogspot.com/
Back to top Go down
http://bunchesofbudgies.blogspot.com/
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Parrot Vocalizations   Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:34 pm

^SO much word. I'd rather listen to her be a cockatiel. But holy cow, it is like a cockatiel on steroids! She has some powerful pipes!
Back to top Go down
Margaret
Hyacinth Macaw
avatar

Join date : 2011-05-18
Age : 45
Location : Chicago
My Birds : • Budgies: Mango, Blueberry, Plum, Sunny
• Cockatiels: Chico, Mickey
• Linnies: Venus and Mars

• Amazon, who was with us: Lucky
Posts : 1418

PostSubject: Re: Parrot Vocalizations   Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:50 pm

Very Happy Sometimes I can hear Chico from my parking space, when she makes her crazy: WEE! specially in the morning after I'm leaving to work...
Back to top Go down
ScooterNScotty
Hyacinth Macaw
avatar

Join date : 2011-05-24
Age : 57
Location : Southern California
My Birds : Scooter
* "Normal" male Green-cheeked Conure
* (hatched 3/2010)

Scotty
*male Cape Parrot
*(HD unk ~2008)

Blanco (Caballo Blanco)
*Whitefaced male cockatiel
*(HD unk, found 4/2012)
Posts : 2248

PostSubject: Re: Parrot Vocalizations   Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:56 pm

Scotty came to us with a fairly random set of non-innate vocalizations learned from various birds, people and machines at the store. Over the course of the almost-year we've had him, he's added new vocalizations and uses those most frequently, but the older ones still appear now and then. That's not a long enough baseline to really draw any conclusions from. However, I could speculate that it comes down a question of how memory works and what's reinforced/self-reinforcing: that perhaps it's like us learning a rhyme, and it stays there in memory forever, but if we aren't "into it" it may fade until something in our environment triggers the memory. Although if we really like it, we may say it now and again indefinitely.
Back to top Go down
GlassOnion
Hyacinth Macaw
avatar

Join date : 2011-05-19
Age : 26
Location : Vancouver
My Birds : Cockatiel, Budgerigar
Posts : 1209

PostSubject: Re: Parrot Vocalizations   Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:09 pm

My Cockatiel and my Budgie are both Cockatiels. I kid you not. Dead
Back to top Go down
kaeladedah
Hyacinth Macaw
avatar

Join date : 2011-05-18
Age : 29
Location : North Carolina, USA
My Birds : Cheney Bird, Green Cheek Conure
Pigpen, Lutino Budgie
Nava, Lutino Lovebird
Oliver, Indian Ring Neck
Posts : 1449

PostSubject: Re: Parrot Vocalizations   Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:13 pm

ScooterNScotty wrote:
Scotty came to us with a fairly random set of non-innate vocalizations learned from various birds, people and machines at the store. Over the course of the almost-year we've had him, he's added new vocalizations and uses those most frequently, but the older ones still appear now and then. That's not a long enough baseline to really draw any conclusions from. However, I could speculate that it comes down a question of how memory works and what's reinforced/self-reinforcing: that perhaps it's like us learning a rhyme, and it stays there in memory forever, but if we aren't "into it" it may fade until something in our environment triggers the memory. Although if we really like it, we may say it now and again indefinitely.

This is kind of what I was trying to say. I think if the other species sounds are reinforced more (or more strongly) than the natural sounds, they're bound to say. If you ignore them in favor of teaching new sounds, they'll likely still be there but won't be used as frequently.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Parrot Vocalizations   

Back to top Go down
 
Parrot Vocalizations
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Parrot Paradise Forum :: Care :: Parrot Species-
Jump to: