We whistle to him and I play a recording to him as well.
I've also recently began to hear "kirby bird" in his vocabulary. I can't believe he's still learning new words! He has a bit of a long list.
I am not a vet or a bird expert
. I do work at a bird rescue, but that doesn't mean that I'm always right. This is just my opinion
based off of my work at the rescue, general bird knowledge, research, and personal experience.
Max, Shih Tzu/standard poodle/mystery mix, 1 yr old (service dog in training)
Kirby, pied cockatiel, ~5yrs old
thank you, Calitiels, for the signature!