I guess it all depends on the breed or species of birds you get. I have a female IRN, and she is just over 12 months now and starting to talk, and they are excellent whistlers as well. But it is more common for the male to talk then the female. My alex, paulie wont shut up now he is same age as the IRN.
Post by matthaismouse on Aug 17, 2007 18:32:29 GMT
hey i think that with patience and repetition both sexes will talk and whistle and even sing to a tune but males have the better skills than the females and females take longer to teach things (no im not being sexist) and its also best to start at an early age. check this site out as they do training dvds that are very helpful.
All of my males whistle but my females dont really like to be involved in it, although I have caught one of my birds Cheeky (female) having a bit of a whistle to herself so maybe it is just that the females are shy
I guess it all depends on the bird, but from all of the different websites I've researched they all say the same thing, males and females both will whistle but the males are just a little more vocal. Again, its all about the particular bird, but it all depends on how you train it, I guess. But thats just what i read.
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Post by livingdeadgirl on Jul 28, 2008 3:06:22 GMT
Foofer will wolf whistle but no luck so far in getting her to whistle a tune or talk though I read recently that best way to get them to talk or whistle is to come up with a short tune or phrase and (if it's a phrase) use a high, excited voice and repeat it a few times but stop before they lose interest.
Does anyone know if a female will talk if you start this when they're already an adult? I adopted Foof when she was a bit over a year old.
I've seen a couple youtube videos of female 'tiels whistling and talking though their "voices" are very different from those of the larger Parrots - but the high-pitch is really endearing.