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Nike Talking

Discussion in 'Hawkhead Trail' started by bill-e, 2/27/16.

  1. bill-e

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    I've read that Hawk Heads aren't great talkers in that their words aren't as clear as other parrots and that seems to be the case with Nike. She is getting more vocal daily. She is very good at mimicking sounds and will immediately mimic sounds I make when she's in the mood but she hasn't picked up any new words. Her "night, night" was new today and something that we never say. It's as if her old vocabulary is coming back to her the more comfortable she gets.

     
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    Awwwhhh! So cute.
     
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    Wow, I think she's a great talker! What a beauty.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Nike is stunning! Her tone of voice is similar to Milton's...
     
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    Thanks, today she added "Hi Nike", "Night Night Nike, and "Pretty Bird". Something must have clicked with her comfort or excitement level to cause her to use more of her vocabulary. She is also make mroe sounds that we've not heard before.
     
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    It's funny...Milton had a few words for the first three years he was with us. About two years ago, came a virtual explosion of words and phrases, many used in correct context at the time. I estimate he has about 75 words and phrases that he's used and is using. He doesn't talk a lot in front of strangers...yet.
    He's a regular chatterbox in the evening, and when he's having a shower...
     
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    Nike sounds so cute and she speaks really clearly. Enjoyed the video so much. She's a doll!
     
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    Killer bird. Also love the Jimi.
     
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    They have the cutest voices.

    Maverick aslso says "what are you doing?" Sometimes he will stretch it out to "what are you dooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooin"
     
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    Gosh...Did not think Milton would have such a high voice...
    Rio likes it!
     
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    Loved the video. Beautiful bird :)
     
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    Over the last two years, Milty has lowered the "tone" of his voice...he actually is sounding a little like my voice...
     
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    Maybe he was raised by a female & now he is imitating you...:blahblah:

    Both toos & hawkheads raise crests...
     
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    Could be...Milty's first person was an older gentleman...then he lived with his daughter after he passed away. After that, his foster person was a female. Milty still coughs like an old man when he wants to go to bed...:goodnight2:
     
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    :laughing6:
     
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    Dobby tries to sound like me when he says Hi Dobby, and sounds like Momazon and my sister when he says things they say to him. For him though whistles and sound effects are his favorite ways of expressing himself.
    Maxi Pionus aren't known to be good talkers either and tend to sound like drunken pirates, but can be quite clear when they feel like it.
     
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    Nike in a Pak O Bird...

     

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