We are about to name our new Tiel and I am wondering if some letters are easier for Tiel's to pronounce than others. I know P is a good one because our bird says pretty very easily. Are there others? Are there ones that they cannot say at all?
I am trying to think of the phrases Bennie says. I had thought "S" might be hard, but Bennie say "Where's your friend?" "Do you see your friend?" He says "Do you like it?" "Is it good?" The "G" sound is not real clear; maybe that's a little hard. Also, I've never heard him say his name. Maybe he has a little trouble with "B", although he can say "Pretty bird". So I am not exactly sure. I'd say just keep trying as see what your bird picks up. As far as naming him/her, one thing I've heard suggested is to pick a couple of possible names and try them out on your bird. See if he/she responds to the sound of one rather than another.
I've never had one that talked but I did have one that would mimic tone. He would repeat the tone of what I said just not very good at the words. It is easier for birds to mimic a girl voice than a boy voice so keep that in mind.