If you can’t stand the silence when your at home, perhaps it’s time to have a pet bird that can talk? And you have so many choices, from parrots to mynahs! Want to get some ideas? Here’s a list of talking birds. Know which one suits your personality.
What Are The Pet Birds That Talk?
1. Blue-Fronted Amazon Parrots
Although the Blue-Fronted Amazon Parrots are colored green, they’re known for the blotch of blue on their heads. They can grow as much as 13 inches and weigh about 450 grams, so they’re not shabby birds either.
These parrots can learn to talk for about a year, which is also your window for teaching them as many words or phrases. But watch out: once they start talking, they may not shut up! They love and crave for attention, making them possible noisy household members.
2. African Grey Parrots
Our list of cute pet birds that talk will never be complete without the elegant-looking African Grey Parrots. Considered to be one of the most intelligent, if not the most intelligent, among the parrots, they don’t just mimic sounds – they can also learn. Alex, the most famous of them all, understood more than 100 words. It could also recognize quantities up to 6. In fact, these parrots can have the mental ability of a 5-year-old child!
3. Monk Parakeet
Also known as the Quaker Parrot, the Monk Parakeet is a social and loyal bird. It can form a strong bond with one person, perhaps because this bird lives and thrives in colonies in the wild. Although it stands about 13 inches, it is usually no more than 200 grams. Thus, it makes a perfect buddy for small children.
If you’re looking for a parrot that can live with humans, especially children, but isn’t too needy, then you get Eclectus. It is playful, outgoing, and active. This breed talks a lot but doesn’t scream. It can mimic sounds as well as sing some songs for you.
5. Long-Billed Corella
One of the native Australian birds that can talk, the Long-Billed Corella are easy to spot by their color, which is mostly white. It may have a hint of red, though, around the face. Like most cockatoos, these birds may not learn as well as the parrots, but once they begin talking, they can say words very clearly.
6. Northern Mockingbirds
Northern Mockingbirds can talk a lot, and they can mimic sounds including those of their surroundings like car alarms. They are more popular for their incredible ability to adapt to urban environments. In addition, they are also intelligent enough to identify individual human faces and spot repeat intruders and threats.
7. Indian Ringneck Parakeet
Native in Asia, these talking birds are sweet, charming, and social, but they can also get easily bored, so they have the tendency to nip or bite. They are also not as affectionate as the other birds that can talk, but they can entertain you with their high-pitched voices. Unlike the other birds on the list, these parakeets live for only about 30 years.
8. Hill Myna (Also Mynah)
The Hill Myna are some of the most well-loved birds as far as mimicking is concerned. They can reproduce a wide variety of sounds that are very clear and accurate. They exhibit this trait whether they are in the wild or in captivity. If you want to raise more birds, choose them since they can multiply quickly.
9. Australian Magpie
Found in Australia, Guinea, and New Zealand, the Australian Magpies can create a variety of vocalizations up to four octaves. They can recreate human sounds, as well as those of other birds and animals such as dogs. They are social, but they can be aggressive when they’re breeding.
When it comes to talking birds, we immediately think about parrots, but do you know ravens can do it too? Watch this video:
Many of these pet birds that talk can live for many years – as long as 80 years – so you need to be patient and committed to taking care of them this long. But know these efforts are well rewarded later. They’re smart, intelligent, and trainable, and you can spend days talking to them about anything under the sun.
Do you own any of these birds that talk? We’d love to hear about your everyday activity!