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Identification: The African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus) is an Old World parrot in the family Psittacidae. There are two known sub-species of the African grey parrot, the Congo African grey parrot and the Timneh African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus timneh). The African grey parrot is one of the most talented talking/ mimicking birds on the planet, giving it quite a reputation among bird enthusiasts. This parrot is one of the oldest psitticine species kept by humans, with records of the bird dating back to biblical times. Understated beauty and a brainy no-nonsense attitude are what keep this parrot at the peak of popularity.
Geography: Savannas, coastal mangroves, woodland and edges of forest clearings in their West and Central Africa range.
Song / Call: Click to hear the African Grey Parrot
Size: 13 inches, adults weigh between 418 to 526 grams.
Lifespan: African grey parrots may live for 40 – 60 years in captivity, although their mean lifespan in the wild appears to be somewhat shorter at about 23 years.
Sexing: African Grey Parrots are difficult to visually sex. We do our best to determine gender, but cannot guarantee without DNA testing. .
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Temperament: There’s a reason why the African grey is often considered the poster bird for parrot intelligence – not only is this bird inclined to amass large vocabularies, African greys have also demonstrated an aptitude for recognizing the meaning of words and phrases. An African grey will need plenty of toys that challenge their intelligence, such as foraging and puzzle toys. African greys seem especially affected by stress and commotion in their environment and can be put more at ease by placing one corner of the cage against a wall as opposed to in the middle of a room.
Breeding: Don’t expect your pair to get right to breeding as soon as they move into their new home. At worst, it will take a few years even for a bonded pair to produce their first eggs. Therefore, some careful nudging in the right direction to encourage breeding will help shorten the wait. Feed your birds with a superior diet to make sure they produce robust chicks from large clutches. A poor diet will result in less eggs and sickly young birds.
Diet: African grey parrots are more prone to deficiency in vitamin-A/beta-carotene, and therefore benefit from eating vegetables high in beta-carotene, such as cooked sweet potato and fresh kale. Vitamin-D deficiency is another concern, especially for greys on a poor diet. Offering a balanced pelleted diet as an African grey’s main diet will help prevent vitamin and mineral deficiencies. A grey that consumes a pelleted diet generally does not need vitamin supplements added to its food.