African Grey Parrots, a few tips

African Grey Parrots, a few tips

Considering an African Grey Parrot?


African Grey Parrots are very intelligent animals and make for excellent pets. However, it is important to know what to expect when you purchase one. In this article, we will cover the most important things that you need to know before buying an African Grey Parrot.

1) African Grey Parrots can sometimes outlive the owner.

The majority of African Grey Parrots can live for about 60-90 years depending on the quality of care and diet.

2) The African Grey Parrot requires a lot of attention, interaction and management

The African Grey parrot is the smartest of all parrots, and requires a lot of attention and management. They enjoy socializing, need a lot of activities to keep them occupied, and require regular exercise.

3) You must consider the size of your home and where you plan on putting your new parrot to ensure that they will be comfortable. African Greys can be playful, so they need plenty of toys and a variety of different perches to enjoy.

It is important to know that African Greys are not the best pets for people with allergies or asthma as they do produce dander and feathers.


4) African Grey parrots can be noisy birds

African Grey parrots, also known as the Congo African Grey Parrot, are intelligent birds that can mimic speech. While they are highly social birds that love to talk, their incessant squawking is often a nuisance to people who live near them. African Greys can eat seeds, nuts, fruits and vegetables, but they also enjoy our cereals and breads.

5) African Grey parrots can also be extremely expensive.


Consider the temperament of the African Grey Parrot breed. Some are more cuddly while others prefer to be on their own and not like to interact with humans. The temperament will influence how much time and love you want to spend on caring for your bird.

African grey parrots are some of the most intelligent birds on the planet. They can communicate with humans. They also have a theory of mind meaning that they can deduce what others are thinking and feeling.

The intelligence of African Greys is equivalent to the intelligence of a 4 year-old child, which makes them highly sociable and easy to train with positive reinforcement or punishment.