Rainbow Lorikeets

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maxban1938
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Rainbow Lorikeets

I have often wondered if Rainbow Lorikeets can be taught to talk?

Woko
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That's an interesting question, maxban. I presume you mean taught to talk by humans because, of course, Rainbow Lorikeets are adept at communicating with each other. 

I've never heard a Rainbow Lorikeet talk in humanspeak but if you're keen to teach one to do so it might be important to reflect on what your motive might be before you proceed.

By the way, this post is probably more relevant for the General forum.

soakes
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I have known people who have very tame pet lorikeets, but I cannot recall ever hearing one of them speak.  Obviously cockatoos and other parrots (even budgerigars) can imitate human speech, so it is quite possible that under the right conditions they can learn to do so.

soakes
Victoria, Australia

soakes
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Having said that... a quick search found this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xgtj4F-XLgg

soakes
Victoria, Australia

maxban1938
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As a child back in the 1940s I was given a Magpie that had had its tongue split by an old bushman, It talked as well as any cockatoo.

jude_s
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My daughter has a pet lorkeets and has had him for number of years but he can talk. Picks up words and then cant shut him up.

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