Red macaw parrot

Which parrot type has the best talking ability

Parrots are known for their superb talking abilities and beautiful colors. Besides parrots, there are few other bird species that can talk, but parrot dominates them all. Listed below are some parrot types that have excellent talking abilities and if you want a talking parrot then definitely choose one among these.

Parrots having excellent talking abilities

  • Ring-neck parrots/Rose ringed parakeets                                                                                                         Ring-necks are beautiful birds and have superb talking abilities. They can learn many words and even sentences.  Male ring-neck parrots have somewhat superior talking abilities than females but females can also talk. They also have a wide range of mutations to choose from, all having their own superb colors.




Ring-neck parrot beautiful picture in green trees

Ring neck parrot- They are beautiful and very good talkers. Also, their size is small compared to some other parrots (but tails are long) which make them easy to handle.

  • Amazon Parrots                                                                                                                                                    Amazons are very good talkers they can instantly repeat the voices that they hear. Amazons have a very clear voice and can repeat the words they have listened in the exact same accent. They have different sub-types and most of them are very good talkers especially Yellow-crowned, Blue-Fronted, Yellow-naped Amazons.


Amazon parrot couple on a branch in zoo

Amazon parrot couple

  • African Grey Parrots                                                                                                                                                    Of all the talking parrots the parrot which can be said number 1 talker is African grey.  They have superb talking ability, clear accent and can learn huge vocabulary. If talking is your first desire and you can afford, African grey will be the best parrot for you.

    Close up picture of African grey parrot showing its face from one side.Beautiful bird

    African grey parrot




Parrots having good talking abilities

  • Eclectus Parrot                                                                                                                                                     Eclectus are colorful and shiny parrots. With their stunning vibrant colors, they look very beautiful. Not only they are beautiful, but also they have good talking abilities. They can learn many words in very clear accent.

    Eclectus Parrot male

    Male Eclectus Parrot

  • Alexandrian parrot                                                                                                                                                   Bigger brothers of ring-neck parrots. They can talk and learn easily as compare to some other parrot types.

    Beautiful Alexandrian parrot

    Alexandrian parrot couple male has black ring around its neck

  • Quaker parrot                                                                                                                                                                      Beautiful small parrots have fairly good talking abilities and can learn few words quickly.

    Quaker parrot couple

    Quaker parrots couple




Parrots having fair talking abilities

  • Budgerigar                                                                                                                                                                   Although budgerigar parrots can talk fluently but training them to talk is difficult. Personally, I have seen very few talking budgerigar parrots but it is for sure that they can talk if you can train them.

    Budgerigar eating seeds on hand

    Budgerigar parrots eating seeds

  • Cockatoos                                                                                                                                                                             Cockatoos are very cuddly and beautiful parrots especially Moluccan and umbrella cockatoos. They can learn few words easily and can also learn some sentences if trained properly. Besides talking they are very crazy and loud birds, always ready to entertain you.

    Sulfur crested cockatoos in grass

    Sulfur crested cockatoos

  • Macaws                                                                                                                                                                       Macaws are biggest parrots and commonly known as king of parrots due to their huge size. Macaws can also learn few words and can repeat them in very clear accent.


    Red Macaw parrot eating nuts

    Macaw parrot eating nut

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