That's what they tell me but mine don't talk or even want anything to do with anything other than being grouchy and biting I don't think I got them young enough. They're awesome, yes, and I love them, but I wanna pet my bird. If I try, they just do unspeakable things!
Well, taming adult birds that's not hand raised or suffer from traumatic experience might be challenging but not impossible. It'll require more time and discipline to do it every day. If u browse the internet there's a lot of step by step to tame birds.
That or paper easily bores him. With cotton, he can yank and pull on it and vent all his frustrations. Pretty sure his frustrations deal with why he hasn't conquered the world yet, or why hasn't he become a bigger bird.