At only 11 weeks old - a little less than 3 months - Ziya has already become a pretty good talker. Within the first week of him being home, he's learned "pretty bird" and just today he produced a "hi, pretty" while he was chattering on his java stand.
I decided not to have him DNA sexed since red bellies become sexually dimorphic after their first molt, so I don't know his sex. But I'm wondering if his talking prowess points more toward male? Females do talk as well and can be skilled talkers, but it seems like it's more often the males. I decided myself that I wanted to be surprised by which feathers come in, but I can't help be anxious for that first molt!