I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ve hindered my Grey’s intellect. So now I’m trying to play catch up and teach him things I never bothered to before. Why didn’t I teach him sounds, colors, numbers, alphabets? I teach it to my kids so why should teaching it to an African Grey be any different? To be honest, it shouldn’t have been. I just never truly realized their mind span or maybe I just thought if he wanted to learn he would pick it up some how…
Well now I feel guilty but I’m hoping at the age of 7, it isn’t too late. Grayson has currently learned “Wolf, Wolf” and “meow” but I’m trying to get him to say it on cue which has been my most difficult part. I say “What sound does the doggy make?” and he is suppose to respond with, “Doggy go wolf, wolf”. Yes he does say that part just not right after I’ve asked the question. He has chosen to say it when he feels like it which is still great because at least I know he has learned it so now it’s just putting it on cue.
Next I want to hear him repeat the sounds of a cow, pig, frog, rooster, duck and donkey. If you can think of any other animal sounds I can teach him please comment them below.