What types of parrots talk?
Are you dreaming of an ideal interlocutor from distant tropics? Do you want to brag to your friends that your parrot knows more words than a dictionary? Then be careful when choosing a pet, because not all parrots make good speakers. About which parrots talk best, read our article.
Each parrot is an individual. It is not only about size, color and temperament, but also about the ability to carry on a dialogue. Some parrots are dumb like fish, others will speak only if the interlocutor is worthy of it, and still others chat incessantly. The voices of parrots are also different: some pets have a quiet and pleasant voice, while others, as they say, scream for the whole house and even prevent their owners from sleeping.
It’s amazing, but there are more than 40 species of “talking” parrots in the world! But if you want the parrot to not only imitate sounds, but also pronounce whole words, phrases and even sentences, pay attention to our six. Of all the talking parrots, these are the most talking!
This bird is perhaps the most talking in the whole world. Jaco not only pronounces individual words and phrases, but can even conduct a dialogue. At the same time, the voice of the parrot is quite loud and clear, he clearly pronounces the words. It’s hard to believe, but history knows Jaco, whose vocabulary contained 2000 words!
The plumage of these talkers is not as bright as that of other parrots, but Jacos are excellent pets. They are very sociable, open and cheerful, strongly attached to the owner and are happy to chat with him at any time of the day or night. Jaco is the right interlocutor!
Amazons are another parrot that is a pleasure to talk to. They easily memorize about 100 words, and often they do not even have to be specially trained for this. Jaco is very curious. They eagerly listen to the surrounding sounds and try to repeat them. Understanding this parrot is not always easy. He can mutter something inarticulate for a long time, and then, suddenly, he begins to give out clear words and whole phrases. In general, this pet will definitely surprise you!
The most popular parrots in the world are still chatterboxes! Wavy people can remember about 100-150 words. And although their voice is quite quiet and the words are not always legible, the owner will definitely recognize them.
These beautiful parrots, like budgies, remember about 100 words. But teaching them to speak is more difficult and their speech is less clear. It is better to deal with Corella from an early age: this way the bird will learn more words. Also, cockatiels are excellent at imitating the voices of other birds and they scream very loudly if they are worried. In general, cockatiels are very sociable, affectionate and cheerful pets that are ideal for families with children.
Cockatoo is a very beautiful, bright and recognizable parrot with high intelligence. However, you can’t call him a lover to chat. It is believed that the cockatoo can learn up to 100 words, but usually there are no more than 20 of them in his repertoire. The voice of the cockatoo is raspy.
This parrot quickly learns speech, but it is not always possible to talk to him. It happens that the cockatoo is stubbornly silent for several days, and then unleashes an endless verbal stream on those around. Most parrots like to talk at dawn and dusk. Perhaps in this way they wish the owners good morning or sweet dreams.
You need to train a cockatoo without fanaticism. A quick-witted parrot quickly loses interest in monotonous activities and, in order to punish his teacher, can be indicatively silent.
Meet the largest talking parrot! Ara is a very bright and intelligent bird, but you are unlikely to be able to talk heart to heart with her. The parrot’s repertoire usually has about 10 words, but if he pronounces them, then only on business. Most of all, macaws like to copy not human speech, but the surrounding sounds: for example, the barking of a dog. And this is also very interesting!
When choosing a pet, pay attention to its behavior. It is believed that the best students are those birds that sit quietly on their perches and carefully look around. By the way, it is easier to teach male parrots to talk than females. However, females speak more clearly and remember more words.
But even if you have chosen the most talented bird in the world, do not forget that the success of the student depends on the teacher. The parrot needs to be trained gently and consistently. This is serious work, but also very interesting. We are sure you will succeed!