Owls really aren't the type of birds that it is kind to keep as pets if i'm honest. When the Harry Potter movies started being released, the amounts of owls that were bought as pets, (Often illegally) soared, along with the numbers of owls being abandoned at owl, and bird sanctuaries and such places. They aren't an animal that can be kept cooped up, nor are they anything short of high maintenance.
Anyway! I've always wanted a corvid of some kind, which is a magpie, a crow, a raven, a jay, etc. They are very intelligent, but a bit messy. I work with birds a lot, and I've seen many that can speak! Alas, it's illegal to own a native bird as a pet, but maybe one day I could get a Blue Jay! ^-^