African Grey Parrots
More Than Just a Pet Bird
African Greys are the most sought-after parrots, thanks to their amazing ability to communicate with humans. They are extremely intelligent birds and are known to be the best at mimicking human behavior.
There are two types of African Greys: The Congo African Grey and the Tinmeh Grey. The Congo subspecies is the more common pet bird. African Greys are typically 12 to 13 inches from beak to tail, and thus need adequate living space. If properly cared for, these birds can live to be 50 years old or older. If you’re thinking of owning an African Grey, or if you are new owner, there are some important things you should know.
African Grey parrots can be wonderful pets. If an owner has the time and patience to put into developing a bond with the bird, it can be among the most rewarding of any human-animal relationship. Greys crave attention and interaction and will look to you, the owner, to provide it. In return, you will receive the companionship of a loyal friend.
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