I heard a lot of budgies talk,I was told its best to just say one word continously over & over again till they catch on.
Again,I haven't even attempted it.
If they pick up words,fine by me,if not,meh
I just like how affectionate my birds are& how everything seems to entertain them.
Plus,I had only heard one "bigger bird" talk.
He is a parrot,not sure the kind,fairly greenish if that helps.
& Though he knew a few words he didnt talk as "clear" as the budgies had.
Budgies are cheap to buy.
Talking can be a hit or miss sometimes I guess.
But don't miss out on the greatness of bird keeping just because the bird don't start speaking in human language.
I can't imagine not having birds now.
& I had them for awhile& they just talk to me with their "birdie voices" which I actually prefer much more
Nothing more pretty than the sound of birds. =]