Our 1 year & 3 month old Military Macaw calls my husband & I by name. It is amusing and he seems to know our names and who is who. He also calls our German Shepherd by his name. His vocabulary is increasing rapidly and his voice is becoming clearer. His latest amusing antic is to say "A kiss"? and then give you a kiss with a smooching sound. He also likes to sit on your shoulder and laugh (he laughs like me) and then bite your ear gently and yell "no biting!". What wonderful creatures they are!

Andrea
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Our U2 calls "mum "in my daughters voice and "Amber" (her name ) in my voice, he can also mimic anyone of the family of which there are five members.
If he copies someone which is most of the time he does it in their voice so if he starts swearing we will know who taught him. He calls all four dogs and knows all of the other 9 parrots/toos's names. He drives our springer spaniel mad by calling him in my voice , telling him to sit and asking him if he want a treat.He is so simple that he falls for it every time and they have lived together for 2 and a half years, one day he will catch on!
Our 1 year & 3 month old Military Macaw calls my husband & Iby name. It is amusing and he ... laugh (he laughs like me) and then bite your eargently and yell "no biting!". What wonderful creatures they are! Andrea

My female CAG calls me Mamabird and she calls my ex Papabird. Two of the male CAGS call two of the house dogs by name (Dolly & Corky) but never call the third one (Chibi) by name.

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When I got parrots I changed my name to "Chirp!" and "Awk" And now they call me by name all the time. ;-)

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When I got parrots I changed my name to "Chirp!" and "Awk" And now they call me by name all the time. ;-)

mine don't call me by name because I live alone so they never hear anyone call me. They do however call each other by ame, and call their favourite cats and dogs.
When I got parrots I changed my name to "Chirp!" and "Awk" And now they call me by name all the time. ;-)

mine don't call me by name because I live alone so they never hear anyone call me. They do however call each other by ame, and call their favourite cats and dogs.

Our Macaw calls one of the cats, "pepper", tells Max "shut up" when he starts screaming, and when the phone rings yells out the Sons name,
"What a wonderful world it is that has girls in it!" (Lazarus Long)
mine don't call me by name because I live alone so they never hearanyone call me.

I had ALL my birds long before I was married I lived alone with them and three dogs. When I got my second Yellow Nape, I was determined he was not going to "talk to himself", so when I came home from work, every day s I passed his cage, I said "Hi, Coleen!". The first time he said it, loud and clear, I almost peed my pants, it was kinda spooky.

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Very cute Emotion: smile
I do not mean to be a sourpuss but I would caution you on letting your bird sit on your shoulder.
Remember the old picture of the pirate with the parrot on his shoulder and the black patch over his eye? How do your think he got the patch?

Any bird when he/she gets spooked can bite, and they bite the nearest think to them with out thinking. He would never harm you intentionally, but accidents DO happen and a large bird that can snap a finger off if he wanted to can really mess up a good face.
VisioN
Very cute Emotion: smile I do not mean to be a sourpuss but I would caution you on letting your bird ... a large bird that can snap a finger off if he wanted to can really mess up a good face.

You really need to know the individual bird. Several of my birds sit on my shoulder regualarly including my scarlet macaw who certainly has a strong and capable beak. I've also got an umbrella cockatoo and Mexican amazon which I don't allow anywhere near my shoulder.

It's really no different than knowing people. Some will hurt you, others won't, but you can't tell by how pretty they are. You have to know them well. Birds know exactly what they're doing with their beaks and whether they're inflicting pain or damage.
I suspect pirates far more often lost eyes from combat or disease than from their pet parrots.

Lou Boyd
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