Mollie turned 1 year old on thanksgiving! She has learned on her own quite a lot of phrases and all know what they mean. Her first word was "Hello!" and she uses that for various reasons. She uses it for welcoming us when we come through the door. And when she sees us in the morning, when she wants something from our hands, and also frantically saying hello and whining/crying when she knows we are going to leave the house. (I think she says hello because it's a welcoming and if she says it enough times she thinks we will come back). She says "give me a kiss!" and won't stop until we give her a kiss and we do the same with her. She also says "step up" when she wants to go on our finger. She says "mollie" and "hey mollie!" randomly. She imitates our kitchen appliances and alarms. (Right before we touch the button she'll make a beep noise) and she'll imitate the microwave alarm perfectly so that my mom actually comes into the kitchen thinking she left the timer on. We realized it's her way of tricking us to come towards her. She also learned "go poopy" like shes giving us a warning but its not very good warning because she poops immediately after it haha. Also when the family laughs at the dinner table, she laughs too. For some reason she whistles at me in the shower, but I have no idea how that happened because I can't whistle and no one taught her that haha.
Some of my family never believed any of this until they heard her for themselves. It's very funny when they think there's another person in the room because she says everything so clearly.
The weirdest thing is that she started making my clicker noise when we scratch her head... and then she tries regurgitating her food to give us a "treat!" next thing she will say is "good human!" hahaha
I was looking at other videos of birds (especially poisephalus) and they don't say things too clearly or are known for talking much. I'm trying to figure out if my bird is abnormally (and kind of creepily) smart. I'm going to try to type her trick list on another post.