Kakariki Watching Youtube

Dave Smith

Regular Member
Hello all.
I've had my young Kakariki just short of a week now & she is very quiet . Which is what we wanted really, but not this quiet.
Anyway I put Kakariki singing into Youtube & she all of a sudden started singing & churping away & climbing all over her cage.
Which is lovely to hear, but then we thought is it a good thing or are we teasing her without knowing it?
Any advice would be great thanks.
Dave. :emoji_tv:


Staff member
I would say … let your little one tweet along to others :)
It takes a while for birds to settle down and get used to new people so dare say in a couple of weeks your bird will be twittering and tweeting at you too.
Yes birds like to be in a flock but if you get another one that doesn't mean to say they will get along. Plus if you end up with a male and a female …. heaven help you! I started with two and hey presto in under 5 months the number went up to 6. :nut: Then your issue would be what to do with them and where could you buy ear plugs from. :lol:

Dave Smith

Regular Member
Ok thats great thankyou all.
I was thinking of maybe after she was quite tame, getting another one , maybe a mate?
But where would it all end? lol :budgie::Lovebird::emoji_baby_chick::emoji_bird::emoji_penguin:


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Quite often I play bird sounds on You Tube. Nothing particular really but my birds reactions are varied and they love 'speaking' to the recordings. It does help having 2 where they can interact with each other when I am not there.

Wendy Cooper-Wolfe

Regular Member
DUHHH....Dora can be very quiet sometimes and I often find myself chattering and singing like a looney just to keep her company, and usually have the radio (she seems to like soul music and Bob Dylan went down well this morning) on but never dawned on me to play bird sounds to Dora! Will try that today.


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She is beautiful, Dave :) I like Kakarikis (and Eclectus, and this, that and those ... :D) Oh Lordy!

I think that when a wild bird habitat goes quiet, it means that a predator has been spotted, even with the absence of alarm calls, so chirpy birds means that the coast is clear and everyone can relax. Our birds at home probably have the same instinct.

I recorded the sounds that our budgies make on a digital recorder. I then used a sound editing tool to get rid of the incidental stuff they wouldn't be interested in, stitched them together, then loaded it on to the birds' phone (it is an old phone that we no longer use ourselves). We have a Bluetooth speaker that we place on a bird table and play the sounds from the phone through that. The birds go nuts for it. I only have to walk to the corner of the room where the phone and speaker are left to charge and they know what's coming and immediately head for the table.

Our budgies are fairly chatty when there is any background noise. The TV and radio work quite well too ,and you may have seen those ambient sound CDs in some arty/crafty shops. We got a Bird Song one that our birds seem to like as well.

I used the same phone and speaker to play a rain soundtrack off YouTube and this encouraged Jardine Jack to take his first bath.
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