Learning to speak "Duck"

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Wifezilla, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I used to do this with my Parakeets...

    I would imitate the calls and sounds they would make just to mess with them. [​IMG] I had an obnoxious female that would make the angry "Chit Chit Chit" noise at me all the time. I would do it right back at her. She would get really quiet and then get curious. She was never a very friendly bird, but making her noises back at her got her from hostile to tolerable.

    When I repeated noises back at my dad's keet, he would get all excited and want to play. I think he thought I was a giant budgie [​IMG]

    Now I find myself doing the same thing at the ducks. I can't do the quack very well, but there are a couple of sounds I have down. Since I started doing it, they are less skittish. Hard to describe the individual calls, but I am getting pretty good at the angry noise and the worried noise. I don't think my voice can do the "is everyone ok" peep.

    Am I the only nut doing this? Anyone else learn to speak duck? [​IMG]
     
  2. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    LOL i do the same thing will ALL my birds and it's sooooooooooooooo funny how they react to it

    you are so right once you start doing it they all seem more friendly with you and don't mind you being around them at all..even sometimes they want you around them [​IMG]

    i did it with my ducklings and they followed me every where and now that they are grown they all come around me standing there bobbing there heads talking all day with me LOL
     
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  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Nice to know I have company [​IMG]

    Since I got my birds as adults, I wasn't sure if it would work, but they really seem to have calmed down since I started "talking" to them.
     
  4. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    lol, this is soo funny... I do it to my ducks but not to comfort them or confuse them... My ducks get offended! We usually quack at them when they are being annoying esp in the car, (i drove from alabama to chicago 12 hours with the two of them squawking in the back, ugh) Or when they are just being loud for attention. (our favorite is to quack along to songs when in the car, they get so mad, lol) Me or my finance David say will quack at them until they quiet down.

    Then victor and mingmei give me this dirty rottem look. The slight contented smile on victor's face wears off and mingmei's brow almost furrows. they look directly at me then give me the "offended" quack (which sounds like a fast "eh eh eh" sound, kinda like a machine gun)

    David is chinese and tells me it must be like when people would say, "Ching chong ching chong!" to him when he was younger, like we're making fun of their speach. lol... We now keep our quacking to a minimum...
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Maybe your accent is just bad! LOL

    What you are calling the "offended" quack is the first duck sound I started imitating. I took it to mean "Go away, we didn't invite you!". When I do it at them, they stop unless I make a sudden move.
     
  6. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Hey Birdboy - how're you holding up on the no-smoking thing?
     
  7. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Quote:It's going great..but i don't smoke.. i am the Spirit Lifter [​IMG]


    And yes you must make sure your making the calls right because you don't want to be saying bad words to the ducks [​IMG]
     
  8. Gloria

    Gloria Chillin' With My Peeps

    OMG, I've got to tell Dh I'm really not INSANE talking to the ducks! I'll have to show him all these other people are doing it too!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Thanks guys! [​IMG]
     

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