Record your own voice with words you want your bird to learn. Birds learn best the more exposure they have to words and this device allows you to record words or phrases you want to teach your bird, and have them play back automatically. It's a great adjunct to in-person talk training because it allows your bird to hear words even when you're not around to talk to him. This teaching device is easy to use - simply record up to 10 seconds of words or phrases, then set. Recording device features two settings: "A" plays back 12 times every 15 minutes until you switch it off, while "B" plays back 12 times every 10 minutes for 2 hours, then switches off automatically. Once your bird learns the words you want, it's easy to change the recording, as many times as you want. Some birds are capable of speaking 100s of words! Also, hearing your voice on the Mimic Me may help comfort your bird when you can't be around, for example, during the workday. Device uses 3 AAA batteries, included.
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Mode A: Record a message by switching the lever to "A." Press the Record button and record your message. In this setting, the Mimic Me recording device will play the message 12 times and then stop. It will repeat the message 12 times; every 15 minutes, until the device is turned off or the battery runs out.
Mode B: Record a message by switching the lever to "B." Press the Record button and record your message. In this setting, the Mimic Me recording device will play the message 12 times and then stop. It will repeat the message 12 times, every 10 minutes for the next 2 hours. As a reminder, it will play the message one more time, after an hour, to remind you to turn the switch to the "off" position.
Teaching your bird to talk
Much like a human child, a pet bird will make unintelligible noises at the beginning of his training and develop words from there. It is important to know that the more language they are exposed to, the more language they will learn.
Repeat words or phrases to ensure that your bird will mimic your voice. Be aware of what you say in front of your pet once your bird does learn to talk. More than one owner has been embarrassed by something that has come out of their bird's mouth when company is around. The most effective course of action you can take when your bird is repeating something unwanted is to ignore it, and not provide reinforcement - either positive or negative.
You may also choose to use a tape recorder or a prerecorded CD. You can choose the word or phrase you want your bird to learn and simply set you CD player on repeat.
Whichever method you use, you may find that your bird will not respond during the lesson, but will remember at another time. Some bird owners are surprised when their bird does not respond right away. Remember that a bird is most likely to speak when he wants to get your attention.