The ability of parrots to talk is very individual, and it is very difficult to say which parrots will talk. The more talented the conversation, the parrot, the easier it is to teach him how to speak. Of course, some types of large parrots are capable of very accurately copying certain sounds, but they cannot produce human speech or they produce it very distortedly.
Nevertheless, if you want to have a parrot, who should speak in the future and wonder if the budgerigars are talking, or the talking cockatiel or the necklace parrot, we’ll try to consider some types of parrots that can talk.
What are the talking parrots?
The most talking parrots, able to more accurately copy human speech, have always been considered to be Jaco. Zhako has a lot of individuals who are very accurately capable of copying a person’s voice to such an extent that it is possible to determine whether the voice belongs to a man or a woman. But there are parrots among the Jacques who lack the “talent for talking” and who cannot learn to talk in a few years. Often, parrots reproduce other sounds, such as, for example, the operation of a vacuum cleaner, imitate a cough or laugh.
Also, many Amazons and individual red-tailed parrots can learn to speak normally, but unlike Jaco, in these parrot species the voice of the "conversation" differs from the human one and it becomes immediately clear that it is not a person who speaks.
Rare, excellent mimics of large cockatoo parrots. Among macaw parrots, talking parrots are also rare. But unlike large cockatoos, the macaw does not pronounce the words so clearly, as in most cases, the macaw has a croaking voice.
Do female parrots talk too?
The ability of a parrot to talk is not related to the floor of the parrot. Although, among budgerigars, more often males are able to talk than females. But females, although they learn to talk more difficult, but pronounce the words more clearly, unlike males.
How to teach a parrot to speak
To teach a parrot to speak will be much easier if he settles in your house, trusts you and is kept in favorable conditions for himself, receives affection, communication and caring care. A very important factor is the age of the parrot. A young parrot (from 35 – 45 days) is much easier to tame and teach to speak. Within 2 – 3 months, the parrot does not need to give any toys and keep the parrot alone from other birds. A parrot cage is best placed in a crowded place where he will often hear human speech. As soon as the parrot learns to trust you, sits on your shoulder, eats from your hands, taming the conversation will go much faster.
Wait for the parrot to sit on your shoulder. At this time, you can begin to teach the parrot to "speak." Speak with him in a calm, low voice, repeating the words several times. The most convenient time for bird training is morning and evening hours. If you speak, and the parrot slowly opens and closes its eyes, it means that it listens carefully to you. When training budgies, women and children achieve great success, as they have a cleaner, higher voice compared to men. The factors contributing to the quick learning of the parrot’s conversation are not only the ability of the parrot, but also the patience of the teacher.