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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:

Justin says:
Matty why don't you shut u until you find a different way to teach parakeets to talk and sing!! (05-15-2003)

Jazmyne says:
I think the idea of training parakeets to talk is very interesting. I have very, very wild parakeets and I don't think that even music would even come close to training them to talk and sing! (05-15-2003)

matty says:
You all need God (05-12-2003)

Matty says:
this is the so wrong it dont even work you loosers (05-12-2003)

Matty says:
this is the so wrong it dont even work you loosers (05-12-2003)

Mark (mvf_18@yahoo.com) says:
I'm just a first time breeder of parakeet. their both young. i was wondering if anyone could send me some info about them, anything. you can see my e-mail add. just send it there. thanks a lot! (05-11-2003)

booger (24365) says:
i am mental!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (05-08-2003)

This isn't really important says:
Actually the record does work My mother who raised Parakeets in the late sixties used this record and it was used and a foundation to learn more words down the road. They now have Tapes and Cd's available at local pet stores which do basically the same thing, They can be quite helpfull for people who either have no time or ability to train a bird themselves. (05-05-2003)

ashley says:
You people need jesus (05-04-2003)

wHAT?????????????????????????? says:
WHAT??????????????????/ (05-01-2003)

ZACH says:
i LOVE PARAKEETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (05-01-2003)

zach says:
rock on parakeett LOVERS (05-01-2003)

Gd says:
Okay okay good morning. how about be quiet? (04-24-2003)

beefy (skater13@aol.com) says:
uhhh! all of you shut youre dam mouths (04-21-2003)

jesse (jessem24@aol.com) says:
i like your website (04-20-2003)

dis iz a shithole site says:
Hell, dis aint workin, even tho~ ma frend tried it 4 an year ya fools, dun beleez n dis shit (04-16-2003)

Elvis Presley says:
Well I guess I got some explainin' to do about where the hell I been.

Well, I kinda got up with this lady and got her in some trouble and then one thing led to another and she, wel you know, got knocked up and all, and uh, I I, kinda had to go into sort of an exile thing, you know me and all that money, I you know made.
I miss Memphis and thought about a comeback but you know, my ass is all wrinkled and shit, but uh, that is another story.
Anyway, that lady went and named her son, Snoopy Dogg or Snoopdogg or somethin' like that and NOT Elvis Presley, But with that DNA in my male reproduction stuff, he was predetermined to be the next king of music.
So now that I found you son,
I hereby pass this crown of the King of Rock and Roll, Rap, ETC. to you Snoopdogg.
Use It well My son. and make it, heuh, Jirate them hips and the wemon, Well, fuck em' all. (04-16-2003)

18 holes rappin' says:
Shizzle.
Whas up dogg? (04-16-2003)

Tiger Woods says:
Hey Christine

BUG OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (04-12-2003)

christine says:
Christine Tingo
Mrs. Bouklas
Gym Report

Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship is commitment to fair play, ethical behavior and integrity. In sports it is a necessary element in team effort and personal strength. You must show yourself and others that you have respect for the game you play and respect for the people you play against.
Sportsmanship is defined as those qualities in which is characterized by generosity and genuine concern for others. For a person to have good sportsmanship they must always play fair. They also must take defeat without complaint. And a victory without gloating. In order to be a person with good sportsmanship you must treat others as you wish to be treated. A person who does not treat others they way they wish to be treated is showing a lack of sportsmanship and will never be a great athlete. Another good quality of sportsmanship is respect for themselves as well as for others. You must respect yourself and others because without respect you won?t have the strength you will need and the morale you need to accomplish your goals.
In schools they help provide learning of sportsmanship. In learning about good sportsmanship traits that help provide students with aspects of respect. It also helps with the link to good behavior so they can be practiced in play. In learning about expectations of coaches, players, cheerleaders, and fans during an athletic event they get the idea of what sportsmanship is. Sportsmanship is learning that each individual can control choices concerning there own behavior, and that such control is worthy of praise and respect. Its is also using cocurricular activities to promote understanding of sportsmanship. In teaching sportsmanship it inspires development of good sportsmanship traits among all students.

(04-09-2003)






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