Does anyone believe the budgie recordings on the internet?

Category: Parakeet Questions

I have a 10 month old male budgie who speaks English. He says about a dozen phrases, like “Whatcha doin’?” “Tell me story” and “What a pretty bird”. Some phrases he uses in context, as in “bye bye” or “good morning”. He is a little bit difficult to understand, and he sounds *absolutely* nothing like any of the budgie recordings that I have been able to find online. I am, in fact, mostly convinced by my bird that many online sites are hoaxes.
Does anyone know of a reliable site with budgie recordings (I thought my bird my enjoy listening).


5 Responses to “Does anyone believe the budgie recordings on the internet?”

  1. Harry P Ness on May 13th, 2010 9:02 pm

    I don’t know of any for budgie or for conures. My conure is very clear when he speaks. He has a little trouble with “Moma come here” But hello and night night are very very clear and when he says his name is very clear too. But thank you is kinda hard to understand more like he grunts it but normally he has a mouth of food when he says thank you. Moma he says clear but when adding come here to it it is hard to understand.

  2. SISTER FIRE on May 13th, 2010 9:15 pm


  3. Ravishing on May 13th, 2010 10:08 pm

    Don’t know a web site but my budgie always spoke very clearly. There was no mistaking the things he said. He could also squeak like the front door, sneeze, and cough.
    The breeder I bought him from said that you can tell how much a bird will speak by the amount it listens. This was true with my bird. He would almost stick his head in my mouth when I was talking because he was so intent on listening to every little word.

  4. rose on May 13th, 2010 10:53 pm

    I have an albino budgie. Honestly he has 150 word vocabulary. I have many tapes of him, he goes on from morning until night. If my parents walk in he say “hi buddy want a beer?” If my son walks in he says “hey dude” If we grab our keys he says “Buddy going to work? bye buddy” we keep a radio on next to him all the time, if you notice noise stimulates them, such as water running, or the vacuum. He has picked up so much from the radio, however in the morning when we have our coffee we bring him on our finger and talk to him, or just read the paper out loud,,They do learn and listen by our vibe rations in our voice. PS, he even named his favorite “baby baby”.lol

  5. bootleg on May 13th, 2010 11:42 pm


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