As I mentioned in my Generating Intelligence blog social referencing and language influence an animal’s development. He’s my imprint on my year and a half old bird, Salem.
He knows 9 distinct song bits beyond the one in this video, does several sound bites (like rain), and knows 15 words and phrases.
Most of these he learned through repetition.
Others he learns through conditioning, my older daughter feeds him so he calls her when he's ready for treats.
And last through socialization, he craves our social interaction and uses the words and songs to communicate with us throughout the house, and call us to his side.