Once as a kid in Kitimat, shortly after getting a budgie, I talked to another kid and told him that while my budgie didn’t talk, budgies were capable of “talking” (i.e. mimicking human sounds, a la a parrot). He didn’t believe me. My mom soon got me a record while actually had a recording of a budgie talking. Not long after the other kid told me that he’d talked to his mom and she “confirmed” they couldn’t talk and he seemed surprised that I was amused rather than agreeing that that settled it. It was probably one of my first indicators that adults aren’t always right about stuff.