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Old 05-30-2015, 08:45 PM
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Oz is going on 5 months of age now and I think its to soon to talk right??? but last night she did something I never heard her do ........ she sat on her perch and just started mumbling and chirping very quietly, I have not herd her do that before......... I stuck my hand in and she welcomed me with coming over to me and hoping on my finger she yawned stretched and mumbled again.............. then I put her back on her perch and she yawned again stretched and ate some food and chirped in her food dish.... odd behavior? a sign of being happy??? I think she is to young to start talking however we do talk to her over and over with small phrases hoping she will catch on one day...............
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She is not too young to start talking and by your description, it sound's as if that is exactly what she may be trying to do. Keep talking slowly and clearly to her, and you may get a big surprise one of these day's...
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Budgies can learn to talk at a very young age -- actually some talk before they reach 10 weeks!

Of course, then you have some like several of mine that refuse to talk anything but "budgie".

The signs you've described indicate a happy and content budgie.
Many budgies will practice very quietly before trying out a word or phrase,
so as Randy said -- keep working with her and hopefully before long she'll chatter "people talk" right back to you.
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Another indicator is they sort of make whistling and budgie sounds but put different intonations with it!. I am sure you will soon hear your first human talk from your little girl
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Agreed with all of the above, my little girl "mutters" too, although I have yet to hear a coherent word
I'm sure she is indeed getting comfortable with your language and someday (maybe soon!) she'll surprise you
Ozzie is such a clever little lady!
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Are budgies one of the species where females are just as likely to talk as males?

Also, I'd assume a single human bonded budgie would be much more likely to talk than a wilder one who has a budgie friend(s).
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In my experience the most successful talkers are single boys - but I have heard many times that hens can do it too. I think also all budgies can be quite choosy with what they mimic. I have had a few that have copied the sound of a flock of wild birds from outside - the first time I came across that it took a day or two before I realised it was the budgie!

My first ever budgie Joey (I was 7) arrived barking! I loved that one so much that I learned it myself - a sort of kwok kwok sound. Ever since I have always tried to get that one in the repertoire, and have succeeded in having at least one "kwocking" bird in situ as time goes on - it is an ongoing legacy that always reminds me of Joey and an easy one for them to learn. A very personal quest, that!

I have always had a theory, rightly or wrongly, that the talking, gutteral and muttering sounds mean that your budgie thinks it is having a conversation with you. My current budgie Benedict will alway "kwok" if he wants to get my attention quickly! Whatever, it is incredibly endearing and I can understand your excitement with Oz trying to talk!
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