Polly wanna cracker?
Repetition is the key to teaching birds to speak. Any type of vocalization (imitating some of your words, intonation, or singing) is a good sign, because songbirds are more likely to become talking birds. You are on the right path and reward them as soon as they imitate you.
Patience is the key to success.
Some birds may take months or even longer to get the first word. Therefore, it is important to be patient throughout the process. Learn to pronounce human words, don’t take it seriously. Taking time to talk to them is very important for pets and will strengthen your bond.