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Kakariki Watching Youtube

Discussion in 'Parrot Entertainment' started by Dave Smith, May 3, 2019.

  1. Dave Smith

    Dave Smith Regular Member Registered

    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:
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  2. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Well they do like company of other birds. It's quite a lonely life otherwise.
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  3. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    I would say good thing.
    We put Brazilian Birds radio on every morning for Chiko whilst he waits for his breakfast.
  4. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    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:
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  5. Latindancer

    Latindancer Regular Member

    Good thing, I play bird sounds using Alexa, my budgies love it. I record Scruffy the amazon, and play it back to him, he seems to enjoy it.
  6. Dave Smith

    Dave Smith Regular Member Registered

    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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  7. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    :risas3::risas3: unfortunately once you get the parrot bug....it never ever ends!!!
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  8. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    The answer to where does it all end … simple with people like us besotted parrot slaves :risas3:
  9. Latindancer

    Latindancer Regular Member

    Definitely addictive, it’s verging on obsession.
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  10. Dave Smith

    Dave Smith Regular Member Registered

    [​IMG]Here is the latest picture of her sat on a apple branch.
    (sorry not quite got used to how to insert a picture)
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  11. Stinkie

    Stinkie Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Omg how cute is she!!!
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  12. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    I do not have a TV but often leave my computer on playing bird sounds and sounds from the jungle from You tube, I believe my birds like them and it can help me relax
  13. Nigalius

    Nigalius Madras Regular Member

    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.
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  14. Wendy Cooper-Wolfe

    Wendy Cooper-Wolfe Regular Member Registered

    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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  15. Dave Smith

    Dave Smith Regular Member Registered

    DSCN2370.JPG [​IMG]
    She is still very quiet, but as soon as I get my lap top out still starts jumping about & singing. Go's straight on the lap top. lol
    Last edited: May 14, 2019
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  16. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    this is what I love about these birds they are so inquisitive
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  17. JackAndRob

    JackAndRob Regular Member Registered

    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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