Absolutely. This is partly why I keep birds out of the bathroom. Reminds me of when I was newly married and showing my apartment to a guest at a housewarming party. We walked back to the bedroom and Lucy Quaker began yelling about “gimmee kiss, (smack smack smack), kiss kiss kiss!, good kiss!” The guest laughed her head off and I was duly embarrassed. Thanks, Lucy.
Awww, bless! I'm sure, like toddlers, they like to embarrass us!
Pippin's latest is, "Are you having a bath today?" I know quakers aren't very dusty and don't need a bath every day, but Pippin is a bit of a grubby boy, twice a week is enough for him!
I've also heard "Wanna come out?" and "Coming out", and when my friend Chris was visiting the other day, we had "Hello cutie"
He's also learnt to climb a ladder; I swear, every time I think of a trick to teach him, it takes like, three two minute lessons and he's got it, he's such a fast learner!
I'm thinking I might try and train him to wear a harness so I can take him for walks, I think he'd love that
This week's new words/phrases are; Be right back and Bedtime.
I feel I'm losing track again, so here's a complete list (I think!) of all the things he says now
Hello: Hello Pippin: Hello baby: Hello cutie: Pippin! Peek-a-boo: Cock-a-doodle-doo: Good morning: Are you coming out?: Wanna come out? Gimme kiss: Gimme tickle: I love you: Pretty pretty bird: Clever bird: You're so clever: Good boy: Are you a good boy? I'm an eagle: Step up: Can you get down a minute? Be gentle: Come here: Come here buddy: Are you having a bath today? Coming in? Are you coming in? Wanna treat? Treat treat: Yummy: Oh no: Yeah: Thank you: Thank you baby: Gotta go shops: Be right back : What are you doing? Bedtime
Willow occasionally comes out with a completely new phrase or word that he’s never said before. But he’s pretty soft spoken so I can’t always tell what he’s said unless he’s on my lap or shoulder.
He’s used several phrases; he just doesn’t use them often. Then again if I wore my hearing side more I might catch more comments from Willow. Jasper I have no trouble understanding. The Meyers whistles carry amazingly.
Our Bonnie can say quite a few things if she chooses to - however, she much prefers pretending that she can't talk. We were down by the pool one day (she was in her poolside leisure cage/condo) and a bird flew overhead, then she quite clearly said "What's that?", twice! When I reacted to that she decided to never say it again. GRRR