Can anyone tell me how young (on average) grey's are able to associate words with objects? I know each grey is different and some never talk yada yada. I'm just asking for ballpark averages or personal experiences.
My grey is two years old and knows about 10 words. I've been trying to teach her the difference between an almond and a peanut (both words she knows) for months now to no avail. If I hold up an almond and ask her "what's this" she just randomly says peanut and almond knowing that one of those will get her the treat. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong in the training or if she's just still to young.
Thanks,
Andy
Can anyone tell me how young (on average) grey's are able to associate words with objects? I know each grey ... treat. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong in the training or if she's just still to young. Thanks, Andy

I don't know the age answer, but have you read anything by Dr. Irene Pepperberg regarding "modeling" as a method of teaching word/object relationships? It takes one bird, one teacher and one human student to create the classroom. The teacher teaches and rewards the human student, giving the bird the chance to answer correctly and be rewarded as well. It must work because her CAG, Alex, is one smart cookie.

Sincerely,
Joanne
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Very interesting !!
I like grey's too !!
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