Congo African grey for sale
Congo African grey for sale is one good looking parrot, and is also said to be one the smartest birds. They are known to be the best talkers in the bird world achieving an unparalleled vocabulary which is extremely articulate. The African Greys can learn 200 or more words and all kinds of tricks. They also frequently imitate the sounds of their environment, including people.
One well known Grey, N’Ski had a vocabulary of 950 words back in 2004. N’Ski actually greeted Jane Goodall with the words “Got a chimp”, as he had seen pictures of her with her chimpanzees. Once we had an African Grey Congo and a Blue-fronted Amazon at the store. The African grey would ring the phone “ring-ring” and the Blue-fronted amazon would answer with a very cordial “Hello”.
Dr. Lucy Perberg has worked with and studied these parrots for a number of years. The most notable of these is a grey by the name of Alex. Greys have demonstrated an association of human words with meanings, differentiate colors, and even have concepts of numbers and shapes.
Nature of our Congo African grey for sale
Congo African Greys have a gentle nature over all. Their demeanor, along with the ability to talk and mimics sounds have made them popular pets. Yet keeping them as a pet companion is challenging, and not for everyone. These are long-lived, highly intelligent birds that need a great deal of stimulation to keep from becoming bored.
Greys are often described as having the intelligence of a five year old and the temperament of a two year old. I truly believe they are 3 year olds dressed in feathers. A bored, unstimulated African Grey is prone to developing unpleasant behaviors and even health problems. Problem behaviors like feather plucking are very hard to reverse one they start.
With dedication and care, you can have a happy healthy African Grey Parrot and a great family pet. Getting an African Grey that has been well socialized with people and different situations as a young bird will help ensure a good pet. Provide your grey with a large cage, play areas, and a proper diet. Make sure you give your pet lots of interaction and toys for stimulation.
Care and feeding
Foods for your pet bird will include a ready made large hookbill seed mix enriched with vitamins. Their dietary requirements include sources of calcium and Vitamin A. They eat a variety of sprouts, seeds, nuts, fruits, vegetables, commercial pellets, as well as the same nutritional foods humans eat. A cuttle bone or a calcium block is a good source of calcium.
African Greys should not be fed a diet that is high in fat and protein. A lean diet is recommended as recent studies have indicated heart disease and arteriosclerosis occuring in Greys in their late teens and twenties.
*Fresh vegetables you can offer include mustard greens, green peas, cucumber, young dandelion greens, sweet corn, beet greens, carrots, broccoli, unsprayed lettuce, chickweed, dandelions, eggplant, green peppers, sorrel, spinach leaves, tomatoes and zucchini.
*Fruits that you can offer include, apples, peaches, apricots, bananas, pears, plums, raisons, and most other fruits.
*Avocado and chocolate are considered toxic for birds and sugar and salt should be avoided.
Speech and Sound
Much of the grey’s appeal comes from its talking ability. It is among the best talkers in the parrot family, able to repeat words and phrases after hearing them just once or twice. This bird reaches full talking ability around a year of age, and most individuals become capable mimics much earlier.
Not only will a grey develop an outstanding vocabulary, research has shown that this species can come to understand what it’s saying.
But just because the congo African greys are smart and may choose to talk rather than scream, it’s a mistake to believe that they aren’t noisy. They aren’t as loud or persistent as some of the South American species, but they will learn household sounds and use them tirelessly to the dismay of guardians. Imagine the microwave beeping incessantly, or a cellphone ringing madly without the luxury of turning it off.