presents...

Parakeet Training Record

Train your parakeet the scientific way!

In the 60's, science had an answer for everything, and vinyl did much more than just supply you with the latest pop tunes. For a mere 98 cents, this 45rpm disc from Hartz Mountain claimed to be able to teach your parakeet to talk using a "scientific new method". The idea, it would seem, was to place your bird near the record player while a "carefully trained voice" recited over and over again a series of banal phrases. "Hello, baby", says the voice. "Hello, baby".

Whether this worked or not is anyone's guess (put me down for No), but judging from the wear on this particular disc, it would appear that somebody gave it a shot. It's actually hard to imagine how much easier using this record might have been compared to the "old fashioned" method it replaced. Considering that each side of the thing is only about 3 minutes long, a dedicated parakeet owner would have had to do an awful lot of record-flipping to generate any appreciable amount of listening time. Weigh that against the disadvantage to having your parakeet learn only those phrases carefully selected by the Hartz Mountain engineers, and -- wait, I keep forgetting. This was the 60's, and these are consumers we're talking about.

It's too bad that the parakeet training concept seems to have been a passing phenomenon. With today's multi-gigabyte MP3 players able to hold hours of sound, it might actually have a chance. Hello, baaaaaby...

Parakeet Training Record
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Songs:

Introduction/Hello, Baby! (Real Audio) Teaching your parakeet to talk is fun! But the old method took too much time!
Good Morning (Real Audio) Good morning. Wanna eat? Good morning. Wanna eat!
Real Parakeet (Real Audio) If you ask me, the "real parakeet" sounds suspiciously like the announcer holding a handkerchief over his mouth.



Your Comments:

beckie says:
i think its a great site and cris is a stupid retared daaaaaaaaaaaa

like your site lots thanks (10-05-2003)

penelipie axner (?) says:
i love this site its dreamy onk onk heee heee (10-05-2003)

ginger caxer baker (??????????) says:
i think this site sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (10-05-2003)

Animal Person (ibad01@comcast.net) says:
HI, How Do U Know How To Get A Healthy Parakeet.
Do Parakeets Bite, If So How Do U Teach Them Not To? (10-04-2003)

ludachris says:
well, well, that's amazing..it went on her finger..wow..didn't know you could do that..i thought if you touch a parakeet it just explodes in a shower of dust..i don't like the knuckleheads that don't like this site..at least someone was cool enough to post something weird like this, and thats what the internet is all about..so you stupid little kids can be entertained..so stop complaining and shut up..by the way i don't see you guys giving the addresses of YOUR website..so evidently you couldn't do any better...SO SHUT UP!!! (09-29-2003)

Neshia says:
this site is okay, it just needs more action! (09-22-2003)

jay says:
i will use this and see if it works thanks for the site (09-18-2003)

noneya says:
Dogg this site is stupid I'm try to get some real advise not this BULL (09-18-2003)

Ludachris says:
A I think you need to tell them Parakeets to stand up (09-18-2003)

Ludachris says:
A I think you need to tell them Parakeets to stand p (09-18-2003)

Chris says:
Colleen,
What's your point, and who cares?? this site isn't about stupid parakeets, it's about lame, funny records, not lame stupid birds!! (09-11-2003)

Colleen (CrazyColl77@aol.com) says:
I have 5 parakeets and one of them is a Harlequin Grey. She is 5 yrs old and her name is Speckle because her color changes everyday. I have a Green one named Camelot, Dark Blue-Periwinkle, light blue- Skylar, and my grey is Spike. Spike chirps very differently and I am not sure why. and is a very loud chirp. Please help.

Thank you (09-07-2003)

MATT says:
shat up (09-03-2003)

Sir Droopy Drawers says:
Screw the flowers for Mother's Day, just give your little one, this album. Instead of her nagging at you all day, she will just whistle and poop. If you please excuse me, my asylum awaits for me. (08-31-2003)

Samatha says:
It didn't help i'll teach my own bird how to talk. my bird is leaning how to talk. (08-29-2003)

Chris says:
Oh, and I'm glad that Luigygrl finally got one of her Keet's to "go on her finger"

No point in wasting newspaper, I say... (08-25-2003)

Chris says:
JESUS!!! I Can't believe that somebody else actually owns this record!!!! I found it at a junk shop, about 20 years ago, and just couldn't quit rollin'!!! I used it for my answering machine message!! This site is WAY too funny! Thanks! (08-25-2003)

Zay says:
This site sucks (08-24-2003)

killakm54 (killakm@aol.com) says:
i think this sux and is gay (08-23-2003)

Luigygrl says:
ok... this site if horrible, I'm trying to train my 'keet, and this web site: http://www.lisashea.com/petinfo/budgie.html
i the best... I already got one of my parakeets to go on my finger... but hte other oen is still in training...
well good luck :) :) (08-22-2003)






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