Right, there's no such thing as talking snakes and talking donkeys, although this thread is littered with a fair number of talking asses.<quoted text>
That's cute. If you tell me that your parrots talk to you, that's totally believable.
I find it a little harder to believe there really were talking snakes or talking donkeys. Not that much of a jackass.
My grey is very explicit about what she wants. If she wants an apple, she says apple. If she wants corn, she wants corn. Same with water, and many other things. To offer her something different than she asked for is a wasted effort.
When she was maybe 7 or 8 years old, I gave her her first drink of apple juice. Her irises contracted and expanded over and over, she took another sip, and then said "water apple". I now keep apple juice on hand mainly for her, lol!
Tell me she can't think!