Parakeets are famous for their social behavior and mesmerizing colors. They love to talk especially in the morning and when they are happy. These intelligent birds can learn and memorize words just by mimicking them. In some cases, they memorize up to 100 words that they say out aloud while chirping and singing.
But what about music? Would they be able to sing a song you would like them to, in their own ways? Or, let’s be more specific: Do parakeets like music? If yes, which kind of music pleases their eardrums?
Do Parakeets like Music?
Do parakeets like music? Yes. Given their talking and social character, parakeets not only like music, they even respond to it. In the wild, parakeets are found in pairs or flocks of 100s. True to their ‘wild’ nature, they don’t want to be alone and love to communicate verbally with other birds. Music is considered a source of bonding with your little bird. They feel at ease, and get comfortable.
Adding to that, they are not just fond of singing, but also enjoy dancing, too. Whenever you play a piece of music, they will bop their head along with the rhythm or do back and forth movement around and in various forms to give a physical response to the music.
That said, too loud and too much music can hurt your bird, and it might get disturbed, leading to anxiety and stress. Negative consequences of loud music can affect both the mental and physical health of your bird.
How Do You know That Parakeet Likes Music?
Parakeets do enjoy music, as we said, but how do you know when a parakeet likes a piece of specific music. Every bird is different from the other, and so are their response to different music and noises. Some give verbal responses and start chirping, while others remain calm but show only some physical movements.
Body language is one sign to identify if a parakeet likes the music or not. A good indicator to see if a parakeet is enjoying a song or music is that it’d get motivated and active when the music gets played.
Another indicator is when the birds start chirping and try to mimic the sounds or words repeated in the music. Some parakeets even start whistling—clicking tongue against beak—to show their joy.
On the other hand, a parakeet growling, screeching or hissing after you play a song clearly indicates that the bird is not enjoying the music.
What Kind of Music Do Parakeets Like?
If a person owns only one parakeet, music could play the role of its partner to keep it happy and busy.
It is also a way of interaction with your bird, even when you are not around—that you care for her.
Do parakeets like music? Yes. Which kind of music?
Parakeets react differently to different music. Like humans, their mood and body language indicate their response. Birds can be choosy about the type of music they like, some prefer calm music, and some like upbeat sounds.
Here we have explained a few types of sounds that parakeets enjoy and cherish.
1. Nature Sounds
Parakeets in the wild live on the top branches of trees near a water source. They have an innate love for nature and all things natural. If you have a parakeet, you would have observed them chirping and dancing when they listen to rainfall, waterfalls, or other flowing waters. They enjoy that natural sound and feel alive.
2. Serene Music for Parakeets
Parakeets enjoy serene, quiet, and peaceful music. Loud and rock music is a big no-no for them.
Serene music helps develop positive feelings in the bird. In addition, serene music attenuates the noise coming from the traffic, factories, construction, or any other unwanted sources.
A parakeet will remain calm but active throughout the day when slow, serene music is played. Mediation music, classical music, and calming piano music are some of the serene music that parakeets have a thing for.
3. Pop Music or Parakeet Dancing Music
Serene is not the only option for your little bird, some parakeets also adore pop music. They enjoy the beats and some just enjoy the people talking—singing—there.
Every parakeet is different, having different tastes. Some birds bond strongly with their owners and only enjoy talking and interacting with them. Some love to hop and dance on beats.
So back to the main topic, do parakeets like music? Yes, they do. In fact, they dance along with the rhythm and enjoy themselves.
Parakeets adore noise around them, letting them feel more safe and comfortable. Music is also considered a mode to interact with your little feathered friend even when you are not around. Just be sure, play the music that they like and avoid loud sounds.
But keep in mind, music will never replace regular visits and interaction with your bird. You have to give them time and attention. Music will help only when you are not around, busy with other chores.