So, this myth goes around that males talk better than females. Maybe there is some truth to it, as Purrain is truly my only female and she hasn’t spoken a word since I’ve had her but I know plenty of female talking birds. For example look at Einstein, the African Grey parrot you can find on YouTube. Yes, with a name like Einstein you would think she was a male but she isn’t and she is truly an amazing talker. Grayson’s vocabulary is no where near hers however in his defense she does have quite a bit of years on him. The only way to see if this has any truth to it would be to get two birds at the same time, same age, same upbringing and compare but just like humans that still won’t prove anything because it could be an one off based on those particular individuals. Regardless that doesn’t stop me from seeing Einstein’s vocabulary and wondering if I hindered Grayson’s some way, some how. Or is he still learning and growing his vocabulary and will it be more extensive than hers one day? This raises the question, does talking matter? I love to hear my birds talk, I feel the same way I feel when I see them gliding throughout the house, PURE JOY! But just like accepting a child for whatever they become in life, the same goes for parrots in my eyes at least. So the myth doesn’t matter. I don’t have a preference over male or female parrots. It’s just that the parrots I got all turned out to be male except Lola, Nyx, Purrain and Bonnie. Purrain and Bonnie are all I have left and unfortunately as I said earlier, they make this myth seem true but I’m not counting them out of the race yet. If they never talk, so be it but it would definitely be an added bonus. Don’t pick a male or female bird based on this myth please because you could end up regretting it.