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Music?

Post by JoeysMom » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:20 am

Hello all,

Last night I was playing some records as I was doing my nightly bird clean up. I was singing along with the music when Joey decided to join in, in her lovely Ringneck voice :lol: . It was adorable! I started to play different songs, and noticed that she seems to have a preference, she likes classic rock, and really loves bluegrass. :D

Do your birdies like music? If so what do they prefer?
-Joey's Mom

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Post by pattiB » Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:34 pm

I'm experimenting with music with Gracie right now. Each day I play something different to see if it peaks her interest. What I will say is that when I took out my Kalimba yesterday, and started playing on it, she stretched her neck and tilted her head! She was absolutely interested in the sounds it made. I was actually getting a bunch of student kalimbas tuned up for a class at a school. So, I guess she likes kalimba music! But I'm still playing other genres to see what gets her movin'! :D

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Post by MissK » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:04 am

Rocky likes bluegrass too.
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Post by Skyes_crew » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:05 am

I don't have a say in music....Mack chooses...if he doesn't like it he does his interpretation of a screeching chicken. So we are permanently stuck with jazz. Not really a hardship :D
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Post by ranechild » Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:19 pm

Both birdie seem to like piano music. Piano concertos and such. I KNOW that Camo does not like David Bowie. One day early on I had had a bad day and just really wanted to sing at the top of my lungs in the bathtub to David Bowie... Camo was not having it. Maybe it was just my singing.

Also Camo likes the sounds of racecars when my boyfriend plays his Forza Motorsport game. He also likes the clapping on the Family Feud and Wheel of Fortune. He also likes the laughing people on Americas Funniest Home Videos.

Fats likes the music to Candy Crush Saga.

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Post by Skyes_crew » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:12 pm

I think most of my birds like the background music to minecraft. They weren't too thrilled when the mash effect changed the music lol.
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Post by InTheAir » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:33 pm

@ ranechild that's so funny! Nila is fairly oblivious to loud cars, including race cars at the track, yet screams and panics if he hears a diesel 4wd being flogged.

Nila likes anything with violins, accordions, electric guitar or a good brass section. I don't play guns and Roses when he's home because his guitar solos are deafening and painful!
He likes some electronic music, especially breaks.
He has some music he likes to practise talking to and some he likes to "sing" to. He also "sings" when Dave plays guitar.

His all time favourite song is still http://www.last.fm/music/The+Mamaku+Pro ... que+Part+2 he sings it in his own language and timing.

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Post by JoeysMom » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:53 am

@ranechild: That is funny that you mention the sound of cars. My computer is right in front of Joey's cage and if I decide to play a racing game, she immediately perks up and starts screeching along with the cars. She gets so excited, it is so cute. I figured out that Joey likes bluegrass while we were watching Oh brother, where art thou? she "sang" during most of the movie. She had never done this before, so I got out some bluegrass records and she continued her singing. I think she likes the banjo. Sammy the quaker, is a fan of hard rock and hip hop/rap. When Sammy sings, he sounds like a dying donkey (not that I know what that sounds like, but I think Sam does :lol: ) The budgies like anything with noises that sound similar to birds chirping. They all like different styles of music, interesting... :D
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Re: Music?

Post by sanjays mummi » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:49 pm

Sanjay loves " Hooked on Classics"

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Post by Melika » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:36 am

Hane loves anything involving classical instruments. He doesn't love anything harsh- but is that because I never played anything harsh when he was growing up? Dunno. My husband drowns him out with rock and light metal if I'm not home. DH swears Hane likes to scream at him when I'm away... :?

Hane does definitely prefer hearing the recorded music instead of my voice. :lol:
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Post by JoeysMom » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:34 am

I recently played a cello solo for the birds. Joey seemed to like it, Sam on the other hand was bored. I also play Pink Floyd for the birds pretty regularly (I am a huge fan!) Anyway, all of the birds seem to agree on their music. I played, Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict. The birds loved the noises, it got everyone's attention. Joey was looking around like "Mom? Where is this coming from?" :lol:
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Post by Donovan » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:12 pm

Mine gets excited when I sing. Also, during the day I leave the tv on children's programming. One day I came home and didn't bother changing the channel for a while. Eventually one of those cartoons started singing with a soft clear voice and the bird went over to the tv and was completely captured by it. Then a few minutes later they sang the song again and back to the tv he went to listen.

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Post by InTheAir » Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:07 am

We just discovered that Ellieelectrons birds are closet rev heads too! We put their cage near the tv so they could hang out with us to watch the big car race and they were so fascinated by it. They even had a few disgreements over who got the perch closest to the tv and Charlie had to watch from the top of the paddlewheel for quite a while. Janey slept through the middle of the race and woke up for the last 5 laps, more or less what I do.
Then they are watched the formula 1, they seemed even more interested in it than they were about v8 super cars.

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Post by ranechild » Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:32 pm

I wonder if they like Ferraris as much as i do?
BTW, I don't know the release schedule of the movie, but when you get the chance to see "Rush" about two formula 1 race cars drivers in the 70's (directed by Ron Howard) you MUST see it. So good! and I think the birds will love it too!

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Post by InTheAir » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:10 pm

Saw it last night, it was great!
If Ellie ever asks us to bird sit again we will pull out the play station and see if they feel the same way about racing games. I bet they like Ferraris too.

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Post by ellieelectrons » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:13 pm

lol. I'll have to borrow a car racing DVD from Claire and see this for myself!

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Post by Redzone » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:46 am

It was so funny Ellie, Charlie was FASCINATED!

ps Claire took a video of it

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Post by JoeysMom » Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:40 am

So funny. Our birdies all seem to like car noises. I know when I play racing games Joey will mumble excitedly, but when I crash, it becomes a scream :lol:. Sammy would always sit and watch the Nascar races with me. They seem to like something about the loudness and the pitch. It's funny because a car could be revving its engine in the back yard and the birds would be like "Yay! Woo!" but a lawn mower in the back yard creates unimaginable fear.
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Re: Music?

Post by InTheAir » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:10 pm

Lol! We should start a rev-head ringneck club.

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Post by JoeysMom » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:32 am

Not music related at all, but it relates to our rev-head ringnecks. How do they like riding in the car? Sam loves it, Joey is starting to enjoy it. She stares at the window and squawks. :lol:
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Post by InTheAir » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:40 pm

Nila acts about the same as he does in the house, minus the flying around. He looks out the window for a bit, plays with some toys, eats, talks and sleeps.
I'm curious as to how he'd react if we took him out in Daves stupidly fast car, but we aren't brave enough to try. He'd probably fall straight off his perch when Dave gets into it a little!

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Post by Skyes_crew » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:40 pm

Cyrano was giving me the sad boy look yesterday when I had to leave to get the kids from school so I brought him along. I wound up tied in his harness lead while he rode high mast on the steering wheel. He won't stay on his seat perch anymore. It's not high enough. I have to invent something new. Any ideas???
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Post by InTheAir » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:01 pm

Dave and I have joked about making a Tperch and concreting it into a cup that fits into the cup holder. But Nila prefers a shoulder.

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Post by JoeysMom » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:08 pm

Normally the birds are in travel cages in the backseat when we take trips. One time I took Sammy to pick my bf up from work. On the ride home I let him sit on my shoulder. I think I was deaf by the time I got home, he was screaming "weeeee!" with joy the whole way. :lol:
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Post by InTheAir » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:31 am

Hahaha sorry for laughing, but that's cute!
Nila prefers to sit on the driver for some reason, we only let him out of the travel cage if we are both in the car so the passenger can supervise him.
Dave had to take evasive action to prevent his car from hitting a kangaroo the other night, Nila was in the travel cage and had a bit of a bump. It doesn't seem to have diminished his enthusiasm for the car or the travel cage though.

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Re: Music?

Post by Skyes_crew » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:04 am

Somehow it doesn't seem strange to hear you say you had to avoid hitting a kangaroo. I thought it would...but nope :mrgreen:
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Post by InTheAir » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:51 am

Skyes_crew wrote:Somehow it doesn't seem strange to hear you say you had to avoid hitting a kangaroo. I thought it would...but nope :mrgreen:
It's super common here! Especially in the more remote areas (ie: most of Australia)

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