>> I'd recommend throwing the tape away. It's probably driving your bird
>>nuts hearing the same phrases over and over. Even if your bird does learn to
>>repeat the phrases, they won't have any meaning because they won't be used in
>>the proper context. I recommend you talk with your bird. You can work on one
>>word or phrase, but try using it in it's properly. For example Good morning,
>>first thing in the morning, Good bye when you're leaving, I think you get it.
>I disagree with you on three issues.
>1.Playing a tape is a good way to get the bird to speak.
Parrots learn to talk like human babies hearing people saying them.
Dr. Pepperberg in working with Alex said she found playing tapes to be
useless. Alex picked words spoken by her and her co-workers.
>>2. playing a tape limits the number of inflections to the word of thrase, and
>easier for the bird to imitate.
What's the problem with inflections. I think it is more entertaining
when my CAG says BE QUIET or I'll put you in your cage then be quiet
or I'll put you in your cage.
>3. When teaching a bird to talk, start with only one word or phrase. After the
>bird says the one word or phrase then it is perfectly acceptable to add more
>words to his vocabulary, but the first one is most difficult
>With Buddy (PF lovebird), and Scampy (Lutino***atiel)
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