Birds are wonderful pets! They can live long lives, be simple to train, and adore receiving attention from their owners. The ability to speak is one of the more intriguing traits of some bird species! And some birds may even learn to mimic their owners’ words and phrases if they spend enough time with them. Every bird is unique, so it’s crucial to remember that not all members of a talking bird species will really learn to speak. Furthermore, some birds that do speak do so silently while others speak out loud.
Here is a list of the most common talking bird species.
- African Grey Parrots
One of the most well-known pet birds with a remarkable ability to converse is the African Grey Parrot. The birds typically measure 12 to 13 inches long from beak to tail, have an average lifespan of approximately 50 years, and mature at a rate of around 75 years. True to its name, the African grey has primarily grey feathers, some of which have a very delicate white edge.
- Indian Ringneck Parakeets
These birds are too smart, and they can build up a large vocabulary and potentially speak in complete sentences. Indian Ringnecks also have the ability to speak very clearly and show the mood of the phrases they mimic. These birds have green feathers, yellow underwings, and blue tails.
- Yellow-Naped Amazon
The yellow-naped parrot has the best communication skills of all the Amazon parrots. These intelligent birds prefer interacting with people, conversing, and even singing. Experts regard them as speaking clearly and with very sweet-sounding voices. These birds have a green body, a yellow head, red feather tips, white rings around the eyes, and yellow around the wing bend.
- Budgies (Parakeets)
Many people find it surprising that the small budgies, sometimes referred to as budgerigars or parakeets, can communicate just as well as some of the larger parrot species. Observations show that certain budgies can accumulate hundreds of words in their vocabulary. Even though it can be challenging to understand what budgies are saying due to their harsh voices, those who care for them frequently find them to be chatty little creatures.
- Quaker Parrots
The lovely Quaker parrots, also known as Monk parakeets, have surprising talking talents and charming personalities. These birds can even use their words in context, and Quakers are able to develop pretty big vocabularies. For those who want the entertainment of a larger parrot but in a smaller box, Quaker parrots are an excellent option.
Though having your bird talk can be fun, they might pick up some offensive or aggressive words, much to the dismay of their owners.
So, what would you feel if your pet bird started copying your phrases?