African Gray Parrot Information
Are you Looking for the great talker as Birdie buddy, you always wanted a pet that you could carry on a conversation with? Here is everything you need to know about the African grey parrot.
We breed two different subspecies of the African grey parrot: the Congo African grey and the Timneh African grey. While both subspecies look similar, there are distinct differences between the two.
Congo African grey parrot is the larger of the two species, They can measure up to approximately 12 to 14 inches in length and weighing 16 ounces. Native to Africa, the Congo African grey parrot originates from the Central African regions of southeastern Ivory Coast, Western Kenya, Tanzania, and Angola.
The Timneh African grey parrot is a bit smaller than the Congo, measuring approximately 10 inches in length and weighing around 10.5 ounces. The Timneh African grey parrot is also native to Africa, but found in the western coastal regions of Guinea, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast.
The grey parrots have a lifespan of between 40 and 60 years.
Personality and Behavior Of Grey Parrot
African greys all over are regarded as the most intelligent of the parrot species. Our hand raise and Tame greys grow to be extremely sweet and affectionate toward everyone in the house, and the species is known for being quite sociable. An African grey can get bored when neglected to make him or her an unhappy bird, and it will not hesitate to air its grievances when given the opportunity.
They are very social and demands interaction, it is not necessarily a cuddly bird. make every effort to socialize them with all members of the family. Due to this high intelligence, the African grey parrot needs lots of stimulation both in and out of the cage.
The African grey is not a loud screamer, reserving much of this instinct for talking and chattering. It can be suitable for owners living in apartments.
Care & Feeding
The African grey is a medium- to large-sized parrot and must be provided with adequate living space. A minimum cage size will have a 2 x 2-foot footprint, with 3 feet in height. Larger cages are preferable
The diet of the African grey parrot consists of the fruits, seeds, nuts, and berries of several native rainforest species, including the flesh of oil-palm trees. Fresh fruit could be a sensible supply of nutrition for them further. Nuts like walnuts, almonds, and pecans may be used as a coaching treat and square measure terribly healthy for them.
Our Grey parrot is weaned onto a pelleted diet, various trail mix blends, fresh fruits and vegetables, cooked beans and rice, grains, bread, pasta, and nuts.
Speech and Sound
What makes the African grey parrot such a popular pet is their high intelligence and speaking ability. The African grey parrot can learn up to 1,500 different words. Not only are their vocabularies extensive, but the Congo can also actually learn to speak in different voices. The Timneh, however, does not mimic other people's voices; they have their own individual voice they speak in.
Both species of African grey parrots are very vocal, Timnehs begin to speak earlier than the Congos, at six months of age. This is likely due to the fact that they mature earlier than Congos, giving them the ability to speak sooner. Congos tend to begin to speak at anywhere between 12 and 18 months of age.