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Dear Little Angel,
I have a pet budgie named Barry and I want to teach him how to talk! Is there any special training that I can do? From Ella
Budgies learn to talk by copying the sounds humans make! You should make sure Barry’s cage is somewhere close to where your family hang out so that he can listen to your conversations. Experts say that only Budgies who are bonded with their owners learn to talk, so make sure you and Barry spend plenty of quality time together. You could also reward him with his favourite treats after one of your practice sessions! To give Barry the best chance of talking, try repeating the same short, simple phrases with him each day. For example, you could try saying “Hello Barry” to him a few times each day. Good luck Ella!