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Whistling

Discussion in 'Cockatiel Corner' started by TikkiTembo, 6/9/19.

  1. TikkiTembo

    TikkiTembo Meeting neighbors

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    So, maybe this is a silly question :smuggrin: Tikki starting to whistle a bit, usually when he can see his reflection. I'd love to teach him a little tune eventually, but....I can't whistle! Is it possible to teach a Cockatiel a tune by humming or singing "Doo Doo Doo?" :rofl: I've been playing birds singing on the Alexa when we leave the house so he can hear lots of different sounds, and praising him when he makes pleasant sounds. Any other non whistlers out there who have whisting birds? :)
     
  2. RadLad

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    My current struggle: not being able to whistle

    I got mine just a few days ago but I want to be able to bond more through whistling! It gets sad when you try but only air comes out, haha!
     
  3. CeciliaZ

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    I can't really whistle either, but I try and my tiels are able to imitate my version of a whistle. Maybe someone in your home could whistle to him in hopes of Tikki repeating the tune. I have heard mine whistle so I know they can but when I try - they imitate mine. :lol:
     
  4. Lady Jane

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    Youtube has many videos of whistling cockatiels. One of my favorites is a tiel whistling a tune while someone is playing the tune on a piano.
     
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    Yes, like @Lady Jane said, I would go on YouTube and play videos of a cockatiel whistling a tune. Start with one song, and see if he can pick it up.
     
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    Awww, yes, that’s my favorite too! He’s so darned cute!!:heart::heart::heart:
     
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    :rofl: that's adorable!!!!!!!

    How did he ever do it??? WOW!
     
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    Its got to be one of the cutest videos of a cockatiel, ever!
     
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