Parrots who talk
So, the big question, which parrots can talk. Well, I have the answer for you. The parrot species don’t really matter. It is mainly the smartness of the bird. But I have some that actually can mimic the sound of a human, or anything from the wild which includes sounds, noises or even nature sounds. Talking parrots are birds that can mimic the speech/sounds of humans. There is an argument within the science department over whether some mimicking parrots also have some cognitive understanding of the human language/noises. African grey parrots, Amazon parrots, cockatoos are perhaps the best-known talking parrots, but even small parrots, such as budgerigars (also known as parakeets or budgies), Quaker parrots and lovebirds can be taught to talk over time. Which can include them making sounds of pets at home.
How to teach your parrot to talk.
Start with simple words such as Hello, Hey, Bye, Goodbye. Encourage behaviour that approximates speech by teaching them to stay still when teaching them and when they are talking teach them tones. Hold the bird in front of your mouth when you teach it not roughly, but put it in front of you so it knows what it is doing. Include a friend so it is not just being taught by you or someone in your house/home or even someone that comes round a lot as the parrot will learn only household members will teach it to talk. Repeat certain words or sentences each time you do something with the bird-like teaching it feeding it, washing the cage etc.
And make sure your bird doesn’t feel forced to do it or feeling scared as it has never done this before because in the wild the only way a parrot will talk is if it hears something repeatedly.