What do I need to know before buying an African grey?

What do I need to know before buying an African grey?

How to Know if an African Grey Parrot Is Right for You African grey parrots are known for their ability to talk or mimic sounds. They are social birds that can make great companions, but they also come with a lot of needs. Since parrots are intelligent and nervous, owners need to be prepared to give their birds a safe, predictable, and loving home. You’ll know if an African grey parrot is right for you after you know what to expect, commit to providing care and attention, and calculate the costs of owning the bird. What do I need to know before buying an African grey? Knowing What to Expect… Read More

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How intelligent are African greys?

How intelligent are African greys?

Description Anecdotal evidence from those who care for African grays has long suggested that the parrots possess high innate intelligence. American animal behaviourist and psychologist Irene Pepperberg vindicated those observations with her studies of the cognitive abilities of African grays, using a bird named Alex and, later, additional specimens.How intelligent are African greys? Among his most significant accomplishments was proving unequivocally that parrots could associate sound and meaning, demolishing long-held theories that birds were capable of only mimicking human voices. At the time of his death in 2007, he could use English to count to six, correctly label objects of five shapes and seven colours, and differentiate groups of objects… Read More

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African grey lifespan

African grey lifespan

What is the lifespan of an African grey parrot? If you own an African grey parrot or are thinking of adding one to your family, you might be wondering how long you can expect your partner in crime to stick around. How long do African grey parrots live? Spoiler alert: potentially a very, very long time, but it’s up to you to make sure that actually happens.African grey lifespan Let’s go into African grey parrot lifespan and what you can do to make sure yours lives a very long and happy life. What is the lifespan of an African grey parrot in the wild? The genus Psittacus (African grey parrots)… Read More

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