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 Congo African Grey Parrot

So you've chosen to live with an African Grey?  (Notice I didn't say "own an African Grey.")  You've decided to share your space with a Grey.

 

They are vey intelligent—the Einsteins of the bird world. Their ability to learn and speak is amazing.  So let's watch what we say . . . they repeat things and we don't want them to say something inappropriate at the most inappropriate times. Once learned, it's very hard to get them to stop saying something.

 

To properly train African Greys, you need to spend quality time daily with your bird.  They need love and attention for several hours a day to remain a healthy, happy, sociable baby.  These guys are a lifelong commitment that is not to be taken lightly!  You need to be able to give them all the love and respect they deserve.

 

 

Appearance:

Both the Congo African Grey (CAG) and the Timneh African Grey (TAG) have a white featherless-like mask around their eyes. All babies' eyes are dark brownish black and as they mature their eyes change to a silvery yellow with a black pupil.

Congo (CAG)

Weight:   380-554 grams

Size:   10-14 inches

Colors:   Various shades of grey plumage with a square red tail and black beak

   

Timneh (TAG)

Weight:  275-400 grams

Size:   8-10 inches

Colors:   Charcoal grey plumage with a burgundy or brownish maroon square tail.  Upper beaks are grey or horn colored, rather than black.

Talking ability is excellent in both the CAG and the TAG.

 

  

Training 

Training African Greys should start when they hatch.  They need lots of love, discipline and consistency in their training, throughout their lifetime.

 

Socializing with the family as a whole is important to avoid attachment to only one person and territory.  Change out toys and activities regularly. Allow different family members to do different activities daily with your baby. Play games where the baby has to transfer or fly from one family member to another. Involve the whole family and you will have a lifetime companion.

 


Call us to see what babies we have available!

    1-979-421-2750     Debbie 1st
    1-979-251-0520     David  

 

Hopefully one of our winged little angels will be the newest addition to your family. Enjoy!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifespan:  40-70 years
 
Size:  (See Appearance, above)
 
Origins:  Rain forests of Africa
 
Cage size:  African Greys are large birds and need room to play and move around. The bar spacing should be 1½- to 2½-inch with multiple perches of different textures and sizes, at different heights. Do not place perches over food and water bowls.
 
Toys: Greys are intelligent, curious birds and need multiple toys that challenge and intrigue them. Foraging toys are good for treats and vitamins
 
Diet:  Good quality pellet and seed along with:
     Fresh fruits & vegetables   
     Fresh sprouts
     Millet
     Brown rice
     Whole grain breads
     Couscous
     Unsweetened cereals
     Grits
     Nuts
     Quinoa
     Whole wheat pasta
     Beans
     Legumes       
     Bran muffins
     Birdie bread      
     Wheat germ
     Sweet potatoes
 
 
 

Birds on a Perch Aviary

David & Debbie Thomas
Brenham, Texas

(979) 421-2750

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