|Let's Celebrate Pet Birds!|
T.J. Lafeber D.V.M.
Music and Other Sounds
Canaries that hear other canaries singing on a record or over the radio return the song in a lively manner. Cockatiels are known to enjoy the beat and the sound of music, and squawk and cluck as long as they hear it, and stop when the music stops. They seem to enjoy making sounds with the music and it is to be encouraged.
The sound of electric motors has a stimulating effect on many birds. When people run their vacuum, turn on an exhaust fan or even use an electric razor, they find that their bird may sing or talk more. The "song'' of the motors has no harmful effect, and birds' enjoyment of the sounds speaks well of a good effect.