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When will my cockatiel start whistling?

Elvis’sMom

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Hi! I have a cockatiel names Elvis. I got him as a baby in September 2019 so he is about 9-10 months old. He makes all the standard cockatiel noises and has started to say “pretty bird” and even “love you” but hasn’t sang yet. He is a DNA positive male. I’ve played music for him and whistle when I’m around him daily. Any tips to help him start singing?
 

sunnysmom

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I think just keep whistling to him. Or you can play you tube videos for him of other tiels whistling. If you whistle the same song consistently, it may help. (And welcome to the forum! I have a cockatoo named Elvis.)
 

jh81

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Hello,

parrots, like humans are individuals. One bird whistles, the other may never. One bird is noisy, the other is quiet. It is good of you to practise, but dont be disapointed if Elvis never whistles! I am sure Elvis is a very pretty bird to look at, nd having him talk is equally fun :)

Do you have any pictures of Elvis?
 
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