Old World Aviaries

Galah talking ability

by Scott Lewis

We are often asked if Galahs (Rose-breasted Cockatoos) are good talkers. They can be excellent talkers. Buster, a 15-month-old Galah from our aviary and owned by Audrey Warne, has an impressive vocabulary. Here is what he says.

Buster attempts a conversation with a friend.

Hi Mamma.
Hi Daddy.
Hi Granny Fay.
Hello Buster.
What cha doing?
What cha doing, darling?
Can I get out?
I'm a good boy.
Can we go bye bye?
Where's the kitty kitty? Here kitty, kitty, kitty, meow.
Where's silly chicken? Buck, buck, buck, buck, buck, cock.
Where's puppy dog? Woof, woof.
Can I come out?
I'll get you.
I will get you.
Bye, bye, Daddy.
This little piggy went,this little piggy went. Wee, wee, wee.
Go Spurs Go!
Lollipop, lollipop. (makes a pop noise)
(Sings) Shake, shake shake, Shake your booty.
Don't Bite!
Don't Bite Granny Fay?
Don't bite your Mama?
Bad boy!
Wings! (opens his wings)
You like it?
I like it.
Tweet, tweet, tweet. (after I sing "all the little birdies go")
Tickle, tickle, tickle.
Go bye, bye!
Scratch it! (likes his head scratched)
Such a pretty pretty bird.
Pee boo. (for peek a boo)
Laugh sound.
Sneeze sound (loud "aha choo!")
Nite, nite.
Go nite nite.
Come on.
Give me a kiss.
How are you?
I like some popcorn.
Poor baby. Wah, wah, wah.
Could you whisper.
Gobble, gobble, gobble.

Hear Buster talk:

Kitty-puppy-turkey (308KB)
Turkey-popcorn (178KB)
Silly (73KB)

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