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Stop Him From Swearing >.<
« on: May 22, 2011, 05:07:35 PM »

Ok so I'm getting Ollie this week and I regret teaching him something years ago he has held onto.

Ages ago when my grandparents were out I got ollie to say f*** off ( I was 18 and thought it was hilarious ) and he has since then kept saying it maybe only a couple times a day.

I have a 2 year old daughter and another on the way so this really isnt the sort of thing i want her learning from Ollie  :biggrin:

Is there any way of stoppping him or reducing the amount he says it or will i just have to live with what i tought him?
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Re: Stop him form swearing >.<
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 05:29:10 PM »

Yeah, by totally ignoring it.  When he says it, turn your back on him and walk away, when he says something else or whistles something that you don't mind, turn around and praise him up really well.  Don't react at all to the swearing and hopefully he will stop.  It is so easy for them to learn new words, but not so easy to unlearn them. 

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Re: Stop Him From Swearing >.<
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 07:06:35 PM »

Oh dear. Try teaching him something else. They love new things so whatever new thing you teach him will hold his attention better than something that gets no reaction from you
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Re: Stop Him From Swearing >.<
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011, 07:56:39 PM »

Yeah I find when mine learn new words they say the older ones much less, especially if no encouragement is given.
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Re: Stop Him From Swearing >.<
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2011, 08:09:10 PM »

I have 2 that swear Frodo swears more than Bilbo, but it has got less and less over time, he does swear occasionally still.

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Re: Stop Him From Swearing >.<
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2011, 08:21:44 PM »

Hehe thats fine as long as i know how to "discourage" him from saying it.

I gotta laugh at how this one as come round an bit me on the a** after all this time  :laugh:
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Re: Stop Him From Swearing >.<
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2011, 08:23:56 PM »

my Casper was taught to swear by my brother n my mums partner, since he has been livin here with us we hadnt heard him swear at all, UNTIL the last week he has done nothing but  :baseballbat: :baseballbat:
thing is i wil end up with 4 swearing greys  :panic:
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Re: Stop Him From Swearing >.<
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2011, 09:55:42 PM »

Hehe thats fine as long as i know how to "discourage" him from saying it.

I gotta laugh at how this one as come round an bit me on the a** after all this time  :laugh:

hahahahah, yeah, serves ya right.

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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2011, 10:00:33 PM »

 :haha:
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Re: Stop Him From Swearing >.<
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2011, 09:49:20 AM »

My rehomed grey was swearing less after about 3 months of having him. I never repeated the words and always just ignored whenever he went into a swearing spree. He does still make other obnoxious sounds though... after 8 months... not sure if that will ever stop.  >:(
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Re: Stop Him From Swearing >.<
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2011, 09:52:41 AM »

I think they'll always have it in them, and will always come out with it randomly but it can be reduced a lot. Just another reason why I'm against this whole "funny parrot swearing" thing. It's not funny years later is it?
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Re: Stop Him From Swearing >.<
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2011, 09:53:55 AM »

Danni couldn't agree more!
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Re: Stop Him From Swearing >.<
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2011, 10:34:12 AM »

I read somewhere that you can also replace with a similar sounding word or same cadence, maybe you could try "rock on"  or some thing like that to swap? 
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Re: Stop Him From Swearing >.<
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2011, 09:36:08 PM »

I think they'll always have it in them, and will always come out with it randomly but it can be reduced a lot. Just another reason why I'm against this whole "funny parrot swearing" thing. It's not funny years later is it?

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Re: Stop Him From Swearing >.<
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2011, 11:34:48 AM »

One of the first things that Bailey said to me was 'foof off' and it sounded funny and kind of cute. However, it was not something that I wanted to encourage and so I just ignored her.

She rarely says it now and when she does she is usually chatting away to herself. If she says it and I'm near her, I turned it into 'back off' like a sort of a joke. So I say to her 'back off' if she's trying to bite me or something similar that is not welcome behaviour.

It seems to be working although, like I said, we do get the occasional 'foof off' in her private chatter, but its getting less and less frequent now, thank goodness.

Hope this helps.

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