Starlings are not a particularly pretty bird, and they may be common to the point of being a pest, but they are also a great mimic. With a little patience you can teach these birds to talk, and talk pretty well.
If it was good enough for Mozart to have a pet starling then why not you?
Often we pay exorbitant amounts of money to buy the latest in exotic pets when some of the most common animals in your back yard can make equally entertaining pets. In times of economic crisis you can still entertain your children with great pets that don’t cost a fortune.
Do be aware that Starlings are a highly intelligent and inquisitive bird if you are planning to let your pet roam free around the house.