Parakeets are the best talking birds in the world.. It's kinda amazing that you can go and buy a little guy that has the intelligence of a young child for 20$ What most people don't realize is that they are not only mimicking sounds but are able to speak in context and understand what you are doing and saying. With parakeets they can be hard to understand since they talk so fast. They also learn to talk the best when there is only one by itself so they want to interact and socialize with people and not another parakeet.
"In 1995 a budgerigar named Puck was credited by Guinness World Records as having the largest vocabulary of any bird, at 1,728 words."
"A parakeet, what is it? A green bellied bird that talks - but that's not important right now."