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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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:

Ciera Spriggs ( says:
Needs more info. (07-25-2003)

Marshal Mathers [ EMINEM ] ( says:
yo buy my cds and watch my new movie 8MILE (07-23-2003)

thebev says:
This website sucks! (07-21-2003)

Eric says:
Need much more info on the Parakeets, though the idea is a very good one to have a site for...

Eric (07-19-2003)

Tasha ( says:
I have this record! It was my mom's. I used to listen to it as a kid, although I didn't have a parakeet. :) I don't have the record jacket, so it's great to see what it looks like. I just made the record into a cd for my brother's girlfriend's parakeet. (07-16-2003)

Eric ( says:
Wanted to buy an old retro Egg shaped chair, made of fiberglass or plastic, and some came with stereo speakers inside...
Please email me at

Thank you,
Eric (07-16-2003)

rather not say says:
you guys need a life yo dis sad, you guys on this site tryin to act all cool in shit if you all bad n all, why you in this fucked up site anyway (07-16-2003)

anonymous (**********) says:
hey imma get a parakeet soon, but therez frikken so much to do for it easy to care for it than it seems? (07-16-2003)

melissa r (lissaldy) says:
the website diddnt halp me to much, but the comments did. ive learned a lot from reading them, but i was wondering, how do you find out if you parakeets are female or male? (07-12-2003)

Fanali Bulovordiax ( says:
This website stinks (07-08-2003)

QL ( says:
I have had 4 parakeets for about a year know. Ive tred training them for a while and they run evertime i put my hand in the cage. I want them trained so bad.Is it still too late to try? (07-07-2003)

melinda ( says:
ok cant they say the words for more seconds my bird can't learn to say their phazes in 10 seconds come on (07-07-2003)

posterboy says:
Hey Sarah Kikjono, you need to chill out and enjoy life take it waayyyyyyyyy too seriously. Great website, Frank. (07-07-2003)

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Sarah Kikjono says:
This web site has no good information. its so lame. it does not help any. (07-06-2003)

SA ( says:
hey i'm just wondering, how old does a parakeet have to be to become an adult, plz tell me (07-05-2003)

Brittany says:
I have 4 parakeets.I have had them for about 1 year.I love them sooooo much. They are cute,funny,
and everyone that comes over loves them. Anyway
when I let them out of their cage they fly around
my room and land on my curtain rail.Well that's
okay,the problem is that after they land on the
curtain rail they start chewing on the wall.Now
there are little holes in my wall.I tried clapping
when they do it and a whole lot of other things.
I can't get them to stop.What should I do?

Sanaz ( says:
I got 2 parakeet blue is a girl, and green is boy they are lovely beautifull birds, two weeks ago I bought another 2 birds one yellow and white the boy is small and younger than other,so the white parakeet was alone,now she make a love with green one ,then the old blue female parakeet is getting fight with two other birds and bite them always, 3 birds scarte of her.they are very cute I love them , but they are not coming in my hand, they understand me when I came home, they songs, and flied in cage and show they are very happy, when I am gona to clean cages just their wached me , They are talking together what her doing now,so I want to know how training them? (06-21-2003)

galcian ( says:
I like toturing animals and especialy rats, I also enjoy hurting birds that I catch.

Stop by my website sometime (06-20-2003)

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