• Welcome to Avian Avenue! To view our forum with less advertisments please register with us.
    Memberships are free and it will just take a moment. Click here

Well Tinker is home

Hawk12237

Rollerblading along the road
Celebirdy of the Month
Joined
3/5/19
Messages
4,130
Location
Frankenmuth, Michigan
Real Name
Michael
This has been added to his list this month as well.

Its cold outside.
Do you want a scratch.
Step up.
Get your ball and Here's your ball
stopstop.
standard alarm clock sound
Look here.
Lol. That's great!!
Grayson started talking about 5-6 months old. I use bird phonics CD. They hear phrases and learn them.
The things grey grey says now...he changed his name from Grayson to grey grey... And we went with it....here's some he says...
Whatcha doing boo boo
Are you washy washy boo boo ( seeing me wash dishes)
Come on maggie..yum yum. ( calling dog for dinner)
What's that?
Grey grey a good boy
Awww love you
Momma outside
Yoo hoo maggie...potty ( calling dog for a potty)
Hi boo boo
MICHAEL!!! ( calling for me...calls me boo boo too.lol)
Grey grey go Poop. ( yep..ya sure did)
Noooooooo!
Awww ball. ( after he drops it by accident...and insists I pick it up)
I like it

Grayson also understands questions and commands.
For instance if I want to know where he's at in house I ask
" grey grey where are you?? " he answers back with whoo hoo!! If I ask if he likes it or wants to do something he bobs his head up and down saying yes.... If doesn't want to do it he will say " noooooo" very firmly. And ...lol...he knows the difference!
There s a few more words he says, just trying to remember them all. He'll spit out a whole paragraph or two non stop. In one go.
I'm going to have to set camera up and record it all sometime...quite hilarious.
Point is, with practice, your birds will talk people. Just talk with them. Have a sit down and chat session....
 

Hawk12237

Rollerblading along the road
Celebirdy of the Month
Joined
3/5/19
Messages
4,130
Location
Frankenmuth, Michigan
Real Name
Michael
Lol. That's great!!
Grayson started talking about 5-6 months old. I use bird phonics CD. They hear phrases and learn them.
The things grey grey says now...he changed his name from Grayson to grey grey... And we went with it....here's some he says...
Whatcha doing boo boo
Are you washy washy boo boo ( seeing me wash dishes)
Come on maggie..yum yum. ( calling dog for dinner)
What's that?
Grey grey a good boy
Awww love you
Momma outside
Yoo hoo maggie...potty ( calling dog for a potty)
Hi boo boo
MICHAEL!!! ( calling for me...calls me boo boo too.lol)
Grey grey go Poop. ( yep..ya sure did)
Noooooooo!
Awww ball. ( after he drops it by accident...and insists I pick it up)
I like it

Grayson also understands questions and commands.
For instance if I want to know where he's at in house I ask
" grey grey where are you?? " he answers back with whoo hoo!! If I ask if he likes it or wants to do something he bobs his head up and down saying yes.... If doesn't want to do it he will say " noooooo" very firmly. And ...lol...he knows the difference!
There s a few more words he says, just trying to remember them all. He'll spit out a whole paragraph or two non stop. In one go.
I'm going to have to set camera up and record it all sometime...quite hilarious.
Point is, with practice, your birds will talk people. Just talk with them. Have a sit down and chat session....
IMG_20200129_102722.jpg IMG_20200129_102752.jpg

This actually works quite well with birds!
 

BertAllen

Rollerblading along the road
Joined
7/9/18
Messages
1,067
Location
Ontario
Real Name
Dave
Adorable pic! ♥♥♥
But if I didn't know you had a bird I would never guess it.
No toys at all? :wideyed:
:embarassed:
Hahahaha yeah really.

Play station with extras in box on the floor.
20200130_115106.jpg

He loves his cage mess. Gives me a hard time when he thinks I'm taking something out.
20200130_115120.jpg

New and rebuilt toys ready to go.
20200130_115224.jpg

Bits and pieces ready to dye and assemble or use for rebuilds.
20200130_121055.jpg
 

Eloy

Joyriding the Neighborhood
Avenue Veteran
Celebirdy of the Month
Avenue Spotlight Award
Shutterbugs' Best
Joined
11/29/12
Messages
15,310
Location
Sweden
Real Name
J.T
Wow! That was a lot of toys. :)
I understand that Tinker is very loved.
 

Hawk12237

Rollerblading along the road
Celebirdy of the Month
Joined
3/5/19
Messages
4,130
Location
Frankenmuth, Michigan
Real Name
Michael
Hahahaha yeah really.

Play station with extras in box on the floor.
View attachment 326928

He loves his cage mess. Gives me a hard time when he thinks I'm taking something out.
View attachment 326929

New and rebuilt toys ready to go.
View attachment 326930

Bits and pieces ready to dye and assemble or use for rebuilds.
View attachment 326931
Oh nice perch stand!! You make that?? That's nice!
I have boxes of you making things. 4 drawer chest stock full of things I haven't been opened yet in making toys. Grey loves his toys.... He's spoiled rotten with toys!
 

Hawk12237

Rollerblading along the road
Celebirdy of the Month
Joined
3/5/19
Messages
4,130
Location
Frankenmuth, Michigan
Real Name
Michael
Oh nice perch stand!! You make that?? That's nice!
I have boxes of you making things. 4 drawer chest stock full of things I haven't been opened yet in making toys. Grey loves his toys.... He's spoiled rotten with toys!
Oh almost forgot, Grayson loves playing inside paper grocery bags....acts like a cat inside it!!!lol.
 

BertAllen

Rollerblading along the road
Joined
7/9/18
Messages
1,067
Location
Ontario
Real Name
Dave
Oh nice perch stand!! You make that?? That's nice!
I make as much as I can.
I now look at all scraps of wood in my shop a bit different than I used to. LOL

The last couple months he has played more with the plastic toys and less with his wood toys.
 

BertAllen

Rollerblading along the road
Joined
7/9/18
Messages
1,067
Location
Ontario
Real Name
Dave
Finally here is a video of Tinker enjoying a little vacuuming from the hand vac.

Teresa hates this as she says it makes her look like she has a fat bum. I told her it's the wide angle lens that does that. LOL
 
Last edited:

BertAllen

Rollerblading along the road
Joined
7/9/18
Messages
1,067
Location
Ontario
Real Name
Dave
Ok turn up the volume as this camera has horrible audio.

 

zoo mom

Ripping up the road
Avenue Veteran
Celebirdy of the Month
Mayor of the Avenue
Joined
3/9/11
Messages
51,403
Location
Indiana
Real Name
Elaine
Was Teresa even in the video. I only had eyes for Tinker.
 

BertAllen

Rollerblading along the road
Joined
7/9/18
Messages
1,067
Location
Ontario
Real Name
Dave
Chatter box has more to add.
It's supper time.
Got your toe.
Tinkers on his window perch.
Where's my ball.
Here's your ball.

This morning I was in no hurry to go out to do anything since the temperature crashed to -10F.

This was my first hour with Tinker chattering at me today.

Good Morning, Good Morning, Good Morning, Good Morning, It's supper time. It's supper time. It's supper time. It's supper time. etc. etc. etc. Now we get the jungle talk and whistles with screeches for 15 minutes. Where's my ball. Where's my ball. Here's your ball. Here's your ball. Here's your ball. Now add some screeching for a few minutes and he tells me he is, Tinkers on his window perch. Tinkers on his window perch. Tinkers on his window perch. Some more muttering under his breath and a bit of jungle talk in between. then we start with, Got your toe. Got your toe. Got your toe. etc. etc.

He finally settled down and ate his breakfast and then napped for 5 minutes to start it all over again
At 10am I told him I had to go to work to finish a wood project for mom and he stepped up and went in his cage. Good Tinker!


To explain the "Got your toe." I have been touching his toes and saying that to him for weeks. He now lets me touch his toes and feet (Talons) without taking a hissy fit and biting me. Next trick is to let me use a nail file on the tips.
More blood coming your way courtesy of Tinker.
 

Eloy

Joyriding the Neighborhood
Avenue Veteran
Celebirdy of the Month
Avenue Spotlight Award
Shutterbugs' Best
Joined
11/29/12
Messages
15,310
Location
Sweden
Real Name
J.T
Great and funny update. ❤ :D

I have taught two of my parrots to accept nail filing like that.
For every nail done = sunflower.
But in the beginning I offer a sunflower for only touching the nail with the file.
What I found was important was that they must lift the feet and holding it up for me.
If I grab the feet I was easier to get a bite.
Therefore I taught them "high five" first. :)

Here is Akela doing it. (And Eliy is having fun with mom. :p )


 

Snowghost

Jogging around the block
Joined
2/5/19
Messages
760
Location
Virginia
Real Name
Terri
Paco hasn't learned new words, and doesn't have a broad vocabulary, he has picked up a new whistle I taught him and he is learning the Andy Griffith theme whistle. He still cracks me up with Hoo Hoo in the morning, Paco is a pretty boy, Paco is a good boy and Paaaaco, and the chatter and says words not sure what they are. Greys are such characters! Oh and he screams bloody murder at his bell sometimes, bout scared me to death the first time I heard it.
 
Top