There is nothing more fun and entertaining than to listen to your bird talk to you. You can hear them with their different words and you may even want to talk back to your bird and have a small conversation with them at times. In order to do this, you will have to teach your bird to talk.
You will need to figure out what bird you want to buy. If you want a talking bird, you are going to want to purchase a parakeet or budgie. Other small birds that are able to talk are the Ring-necked, Alexandrine, Cockatiels, Lovebirds, and Lorikeets. If you are not sure, you can take the advice of the pet shop owner for what bird is best to buy.
Some birds may be able to pick up words easily. Others may not. It will depend on the personality of the bird. It is more difficult to teach two birds to talk so do not purchase a companion for the bird right off the bat. Try talking to the bird and test its reaction to your voice. If it shies away, you will want to move on. If the bird babbles and displays an interest, you can keep up the lesson.
Females tend to be better talkers in birds. You will want to take the time to observe the birds in their cage and find out what their personalities are like. This is a great way to decide what to teach your bird to do first. Give the bird some time to adjust to its new environment and then begin the lessons. Birds do seem to respond to high pitch voices.
Do not whistle at your bird. This is because whistling is more natural for the bird and you will want to get them to learn other things. If you are lacking in some patience for the birds talking lesson, you may want to play a recording to the bird. Record your voice and what you want the bird to say. Play this repeatedly and they will eventually get the hang of what the recording is telling them.
As the time goes by, the babble talk will be decreasing and the recognized words will start to pour out. You will understand the birds better, eventually the bird will be mastering its words, and you will be on your way to having a good conversation with your pet bird.