Origin and Temperament
African grey parrot, also known as Congo grey parrot, and Congo African grey parrot, are found in the equatorial parts of Africa, including the nations of Congo, Ivory Coast, Angola, Cameroon, Ghana, and Kenya. The Grey Preferred habitat is dense forests, but it is also found around the edges of forests and in open savanna areas of Africa. African grey parrots are known to be quite sociable and extremely affectionate to their owners. The reason why they are the most intelligent amongst s the parrot species in the world.
Like any other household pet, new owners need to give them much love and affection. Parrots especially need lots of care and attention to help boost them mentally. Neglecting your birds led them to depression and an unhappy parrots turn to be very loud. That is to say, providing a good social space ( toys, play ropes, and a large cage) and an environmental enrichment space for exercise is a must for them.
Speech and Vocalization.
Grey parrots can repeat everything they hear around them very fast. African Grey can mimic fire alarms, phone ringtones, and sounds they hear from the television or radio. So it is good to watch what they hear. They are not loud screamers but can get very noisy if ignored.
Caring of An African Grey.
African Grey needs a considerable amount of space to interact socially. Their cage size should be about 2 by 2 food and 3 to 4 feet in height. The larger the cage, the better for them because they will have plenty of space to play and train with their toys.
Common Health Issues
African Grey can suffer from certain health issues either as a result of lack of space for playing, lack of attention, and proper medical check-ups.
Firstly, lack of love and attention from their owners may lead to them picking their feathers, Psittacine beak. Secondly, lack of proper vet checks can let to them suffering from diseases like; viral disease, and deficiency in calcium and vitamins A and D.
All in all, an adequate amount of time for socializing is very important to keep the African grey healthy. A minimum of two hours daily out of their cage to play with toys and exercise are very crucial to maintain good and healthy parrots.
Common Names: Grey parrot, African grey parrot, Congo grey parrot, Congo African grey parrot
Scientific Name: Psittacus erithacus
Adult Size: The African Grey can measure up to 13 inches and weigh below 1 pound
when fully grown.
Life Expectancy: These birds have a life expectancy of about 40 to 60 years.
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