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My First Post: Video Of My Talking Quaker Parrot


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#1 shiraki

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:14 AM

Hi everyone this is my first post. I absolutely love my bird and no one believed me when I would tell them about how smart he was so I finally got frustrated and recorded a quick video with my laptop.

About Yoshi: Hes 4 years old, knows 30-40 words/phrases and uses them all in the correct context, and even though at times he can be a pain in the neck (literally as seen in the video) I couldn't imagine life without him :)

Enjoy!


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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:34 AM

Omg how incredibly cute! LOL Your okay. Sowwy. I wish my Racal was sowwy. Welcome to you and Yoshi. There are always fun things about our fids My quaker is also 4 years old. They are incredibel companions.

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#3 Jan Cullen

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 04:54 PM

That was fantastic - Yoshi is a real cutie :)

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:17 PM

How adorable! I can tell you and Yoshi are best buds!

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:11 PM

Unbelievable! How did you train him to do that? How old is Yoshi?

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:00 AM

I was waching on you tube many times! Iam Yoshi 's big fan!!!

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 01:15 PM

Unbelievable! How did you train him to do that? How old is Yoshi?


I told the breeder to give me her smartest bird and she did. After owning a female cockatiel for 20 years I wanted something a bit smarter. And Yoshi is a complete handful because hes so smart. But its worth it.

In regards to training him, I just talk to him like a little kid using key words and matching it with actions and he picks up on them. When he can't communicate with me it makes him really upset so thats a big enough incentive for him to learn the new words and phrases.

As for his age, hes about 4 years old now.

Thanks everyone for looking and the warm welcome!
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 02:53 PM

too cute! i had a hard time loading a video hope i can share too. my harlee is 4 months cant wait till he talks too lol right now i just have bath videos haha congrats on yoshi!

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 04:40 PM

So glad you joined the sight,you have one smart Quaker!!!!! I can tell you have worked with him a lot and how much he loves you.That was an AWESOME video :wub: My girl just laugh's after she bites me lol.Yoshi is incredible!!!:D

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:48 PM

I've seen this video before! I was looking up "quaker parrots talking," because I was wondering how much they could learn. I was so impressed with Yoshi, and my daughters and husband have watched Yoshi, too. We were all in love with him.

My QP has been with us a year and is picking things up...she will say "What's your PROBLEM?" when I touch her toys (just like a toddler.) When I am doing my homework and won't let her out b/c I need to concentrate, she'll say "Whatchya doin?" She gives smooches, too, when I ask her for them. She says "C'mere!" when she wants to come out of her cage and get attention. I'm impressed with how far she's come in a year, b/c we got her off Craigslist as a mature, neglected (possibly abused) nearly feral parrot.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:10 AM

that was an amazing video! my louie can talk and says stuff in context too, but not nearly as well as yoshi. yoshi sounds a little like barry white Posted Image

welcome to you and yoshi.

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#12 shiraki

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:47 AM

I thought I'd include a few shots of yoshi too. Posted Image



1. Pigging out on some peas
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2. Running away from the camera lol
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3. Eating a sunflower seed
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#13 shiraki

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:40 AM

Yoshi is looking for friends in the bay area. Please message me :)
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:33 AM

where are u located? also question i never gave my harlee sunflower seeds is it ok???
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:12 AM

My whole family have watched Yoshi on youtube many times. I only wish that our Rexley or Molly could talk more but maybe in time. Right now they don't say much and it could be days without a word but they both practice all the time.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

Yoshi Is awesome =-D
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#17 shiraki

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:40 AM

where are u located? also question i never gave my harlee sunflower seeds is it ok???


I'm in Los Gatos and desperately need to make some quaker friends as I'll be out of town for 2 weeks and don't know what to do with Yoshi. I had a whole group of quaker owner friends that we would take turns watching each others birds with loving care. I could never bring myself to have yoshi at a boarding place. Plus since I just moved to the bay area from Vegas a few months ago its really tough finding any quaker owners out here Posted Image

As for the sunflower seeds, I have yoshi on a bean diet now and no longer give him those fattening seeds. I buy a bean mix from amazon for parrots and he absolutely loves it. I just soak it and cook it in a pot till its soft. I also give him a few seeds from time to time because I think its healthy for him to be able to crack open seeds.

If you're in the bay area and interested in taking care of each others birds during traveling please let me know Posted Image

Edited by shiraki, 16 December 2012 - 12:41 AM.