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Do parakeets talk?

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Parakeets have the ability to speak hundreds of words and phrases, if taught by their owners. Parakeets are one of the most talented parrot species in terms of speech abilities.

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Some parakeets have been known to speak words from the first day they hear them. While males and females of other species talk equally as well, female parakeets generally don’t speak as much. When parakeets are just learning to talk, they often mimic the tone of the voice, mumbling the words in their squeaky pitch.

Naming various objects, consistent greetings of “hello” and “goodbye” and identifying household people and other pets are most effective in teaching parakeets to talk, according to the experts at BirdChannel.

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