Cupid is pretty young. He's a little more than 3 months old. The last conure I had was two years old when I got her and we never worked with talking. She had too many behavioral issues that we concentrated on. Does anyone know how old they are when they're able to talk? I'm using certain phrases often, like when he drops his ball, I'm saying "uh-oh" so he can communicate with me if he needs me to get him something. Right now, he's playing "make the human go fetch", which is fine. I'm sure I'll regret it later, though.