Do parrots understand what they say?
In the wild, parrots use song to exchange information. When they are placed in captivity, however, they make up for the lack of communication by reproducing domestic sounds and words repeated by people.
The very common thing that many still aren't aware of is the fact that not all parrots speak. Normally people think that if its a parrot than it can speak but its not like that. Infact, those who manage to learn the words and phrases are just miming and repeating human speech. That's because they don't have vocal cords, just the anatomy necessary to be able to speak. These parrots find it easy to imitate the human voice because the sound they emit has characteristics common to human speech. The voice of other birds is usually more hissing, quick and high-pitched.
The respiratory system of the bird is very similar to the human one thus by changing the curve of the windpipe and the articulation of the tongue it allows the parrot to copy words and sounds.
The reasons that stimulate parrots to speak are the request for attention and companionship. They are highly sociable animals and are always looking for interaction with the humans they live with. They must therefore be loved and kept in the best possible conditions so that they can have a good psychic balance and then, of course, they must be stimulated simply by taking the time to chat with them.
If your house is very busy and people talk a lot, the possibility of your parrot starting to speak will also increase.