Top-Rated Talking Parrots for Families


One of the smallest pet birds talks well. Budgies learn more words than bigger birds. It takes practise to teach these little parrots human language, but persistent owners are rewarded.

Ringneck parakeets

With vocabularies of more than paragraph, Indian ringneck parakeets were historically solely available to nobles. Birds were replicating people's everyday prayers.

Quaker Parrot

Quaker parrots talk nonstop. They're feisty and speak clearly. Local regulations govern quakers. In some U.S. areas, they're not allowed as pets since they're invasive.

Senegal Parrot

The Senegal parrot thrives on human interaction. This species requires several hours of daily interaction. These calmer, quieter parrots may replicate speech and other sounds with regular instruction.


Conures aren't great talkers, preferring to mimic alarm clock beeps. Frequent training helps the blue-crowned conure acquire words and phrases. This bird may screech loudly, making apartment life difficult.

Nanday conure

Medium-sized nanday conure is intelligent and gregarious. They're affectionate and adore stunts. They can learn certain words and phrases, but their voices are harsh and lack clarity.


Cockatiels aren't as talkative as other pet birds, but they can learn words. They're also good at replicating phone ringers, microwaves, doorbells, and alarm clocks. Some cockatiels can whistle songs.


Small parrotlets have tremendous personalities. When properly socialised, pocket parrots are intelligent, active pets. Some can learn to speak quietly, but they're not known for it.

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