Congo African Grey for Sale
Congo African Grey for Sale,the African Grey Congo Parrot 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.
The African grey would ring the phone “ring-ring” and the Blue-fronted amazon would answer with a very cordial “Hello”.
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 of a Congo African Grey
The African Grey Parrots eats seeds, nuts, fruits, and leafy vegetation. These birds will climb around the tree, rather than flying and picking up food and holding it with a foot while eating. Furthermore they enjoy eating the outer flesh of the oil-palm nut, and have been observed eating snails.
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. 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. 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.
Most parrots enjoy and occasional shower or bath. A shower can be accomplished with either a hand held shower sprayer and or a hose with a fine spray head and lukewarm water.
Because of their social nature and their intelligence, their humans become quite devoted to these feathered creatures. Greys in turn love their humans and also get along quite well with other birds in the home. However, they can sometimes become a “one person” bird, often bonding with a person of the opposite sex.
Congo African Greys don’t really start speaking until they are around 2 – 3 years old. As you interact with them, they will talk and associate words with meanings.
Although they can talk and mimic, they are neither overly noisy nor tend to engage in loud shrieking calls like some of the other vocal parrots.
Despite its wonderful attributes, an African Grey Parrot is not for everyone. They are frequently a one-person bird and will tolerate other members of the household. If there is a great deal of commotion, they will growl or hide.
In addition these parrots require a special human to hold their attention span and keep them from being bored. They need a lot of stimulating toys, 3 to 5 at a time works well, and rotated out with other toys on a regular basis. African Greys are notorious for plucking their feathers if they do not receive enough active stimulation, or enough desired attention from their human.