An Amazon parrot amused people in the UK due to its ability to speak multiple languages. The parrot could speak Urdu, Arabic and English. The parrot could be heard shouting ‘assalamu alaikum’ which is Arabic for ‘peace be upon you’ to passers by. The owner of the bird said that the parrot had been brought from Pakistani to Manchester in the UK and had managed to build to its already existent vocabulary. There are different breeds of parrots that are considered to be the best talkers. This includes the African Grey Congo parrot and the South and Central American Amazon parrots. Smaller parrots also learn to talk as well. Macaws and cockatoos are not great talkers. If you want to teach your bird how to talk, try not to teach them to whistle as they will be less inclined to learn words.
Parrots are a class of birds that learned how to talk and use complex sounds and calls to communicate. Even though parrots have no vocal chords or a mouth like humans, they depend on their Kazoo structure and syrinx to be able to produce sounds. Parrots learn how to talk through mimicking humans. You need to develop a good relationship with your bird before you can teach it how to talk. This is because a frightened parrot will not repeat any words you are trying to teach it. You need to experiment with two to three syllable words and repeat them over and over slowly. Associate words with actions or an object to help your parrot learn faster. On average, parrots can learn up to 300 words, which they can remember for their entire life, if you constantly repeat the sounds.
When birds first learn how to talk, the sounds they make can sound like a bubble. This will eventually become clearer as the bird learns how to form words. Birds can also pick up words from the radio and television. Parrots communicate not only with their words but body language as well. Loose feathers that are ruffly show that the bird is unhappy. A bird that is ready to court or fly away has feathers sticking out of its body as far as possible.