Talking, that is a bonus ! I don't count on my birds talking but I really think it is great if they choose to do so.
Mimi, my Amazon doesn't talk in parrot, only human words. It saddens me that she is this way because it is the result of the abuse that she was subjected to for the first 14 years of her life, before she came to live with me.
Kookooloo, my Grey, speaks but due to the abuse she went through before coming to live here with me, she will only speak to me and when she thinks we are alone.
Kiki, my Senegal, she was also abused, but not as intensly as Mimi or Kookooloo, but she is just learning to talk. Since it is not a high priority she doesn't do it a lot, but she can talk a little bit. I should perhaps put a little more effort into her speech.