When it comes to pet birds, the parakeet is one of the favourites, and there are several reasons for that not the least of which is the pleasant parakeet sounds that the bird makes. Unlike larger birds, the parakeet makes pleasant little chirpy sounds and whistles that are nice to listen too while the larger birds have ear-piercing shrieks. That’s not to say that parakeets can’t talk as well because they can, and they even have a pretty extensive vocabulary, but not all parakeets will be able to speak. That being said, it’s worth it to try to spend some time with your bird to teach him some words. You might not be able to hear them clearly, but you will be able to make out the sounds, and some birds do speak the words clear enough. Even if your parakeet does not talk, you will still be able to enjoy some great sounds coming from your bird, and if you have more than one, you will get even more enjoyment!