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first decent video of my baby grey!


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I'll be bringing him(we think its a him, just waiting on test results) this sunday. Heres a video from when my parents dropped off the carrier for him to get acclimated. Hes only about 4 months old and since this video a week ago he's started saying "Are you a good boy?" "Hello," and one other three word phrase the breeder couldn't remember. I think it sounds like he's trying to say "Pretty bird" (right after my mom says "good boy," work in progress) in this video.

 

Last I was there, a week or two ago, the breeder said he used to solicit food from older birds, and had currently given that up but started feeding the baby cockatiels (which he loves). I'm really hoping that he continues to love food, thus making him super food motivated. That would be great for training!

 

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He is so precious looking and that little chirping of his is adorable, I think he is a he too so we shall see when the results are back, thanks for sharing the vid with us, you should be very proud.

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thanks Judy. I'm so glad I waited for this one regardless of what sex he turns out to be (though I'll be a little bummed I can't name him Gandalf if it's a girl). Incredibly friendly and seems to be smart for his age too. Talking sooner and weaned earlier and faster than most of the other birds she's ever had. Four months is early for talking right? She told me today on the phone that her daughter loves him and usually can't stand the birds once they get a little order. Sunday can't come soon enough!

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Yes 4 months is definitely early for talking, my Josey was a year old before she spoke her first word and many others have waited longer which means he might really be a she if talking already, you know how chatty women can be!

I hear ya, Sunday won't come soon enough.

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cool :) I've set up my computer so i can play videos, music etc remotely when i'm out of the house. I also set up a skype account that will auto answer so i can video chat with him on lunch etc. I'm curious to see if i can teach him to use the voice command features of OS X (Mac operating system) to play from selection of media on his own too. Technology and birds: two of my favorite things :P

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I'm curious to see if i can teach him to use the voice command features of OS

X (Mac operating system) to play from selection of media on his own too.

Now you got me curious too, please keep us updated on whether you accomplish this or not, Wow!

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thanks all!

 

Irie: i was surprised too, but the vet said its not so uncommon to start so early. I've been playing Sesame Street off of their YouTube channel this week. I've got a thread i'm updating on my experience with this tech experiment over in Grey Lounge if you're interested in more or how to do it.

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