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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Do all African GREY parrots talk?

Do all African GREY parrots talk?

1. Are there two types of African grey parrots? Yes, there are two African grey parrot species: the Congo African grey and the timneh African grey. The Congo African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus erithacus) weighs 435 to 500 grams, measures 13 inches in size and has a red tail. The timneh African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus timneh) weighs 300 to 375 grams, measures 9 inches in size and has a horn-colored upper mandible and a maroon tail. In terms of behavior, owners sometimes say timneh African grey parrots are more easy-going than Congo African grey parrots.Do all African GREY parrots talk? 2. What should my African grey parrot eat? Proper… Read More

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