Timneh African Grey for Sale
Adorable Timneh African Grey for Sale.The African Grey Timneh Parrot has all the great attributes of these popular birds. Though the Timneh is a less common subspecies than the African Grey Congo, it’s a very intelligent and clever bird. African Greys are known to be the best talkers in the bird world. They are able to learn 200 or more words and all kinds of tricks. They also frequently imitate the sounds of their environment, and including people.
The Timneh African Grey Parrot has the ability to reproduce any noise it hears in the home. It can sound just like a dog, a spouse, or anyone else that interests him. Some examples are rather funny, like getting you to answer the phone when no one has called. Or getting you to go to the door and open it for your children, and your children have not arrived home from school yet. One Timneh African Grey would love to watch the Ninja Turtles on television. One day some friends came over to visit. Upon entering the door “Billy” stated quite clearly, “drop your drawers, I have a pistol”. Everyone, struck completely dumb, just looked at each other and then went into fits of laughter.
Timnehs have all the good qualities of their popular African Grey Congo counterpart. It has taken a while, but the African Grey Timneh is now getting more recognition. It has established itself as an excellent speaker with the perfect tone quality required by its humans to be understand, and can precisely mimic sounds in its environment.
The African Grey Timneh is equivalent in intelligence and ability to that of its Congo counterpart, yet with unique strengths of its own. Timnehs can learn to speak earlier than Congos and are generally less nervous. In coloring they are a slightly darker gray and have a maroon tail rather than red. They are also bit smaller and less expensive, but makes an equally fine companion. Being a more laid back version of African Grey, some keepers actually prefer this more relaxed parrot to its cousin.
Care and feeding Timneh African Grey
African Grey Parrots eats seeds, nuts, fruits, and leafy vegetation. These birds will climb around the tree, rather than flying, picking up food and holding it with a foot while eating. 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. 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.
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 are some of the fresh foods you can serve.
Apples, peaches, apricots, bananas, pears, plums, raisons, and most other fruits are available.
Avocado and chocolate are poisonous to birds, while sugar and salt should be avoided.
Most parrots like a bath or shower on occasion.
To discourage flight, the bird’s wings should be trimmed on a regular basis. However, this should be done with with caution, and just a few feathers should be cut. Otherwise, this large bird may hurt itself when it takes flight before crashing to the ground below.
They are strong birds with a powerful bite and can scratch with their claws. They need strong socialization when young, and then ongoing training to be good members of your family.
You should give a new arrival a few days to get use to you, your voice and its cage before trying to handle it. The Timneh African Grey for Sale Parrot is somewhat shy and cautious by nature and they need a period of adjustment.
Remember that taming and training a bird takes patience, never ‘punish’ your pet! This only serves to destroy the trust you’ve spent so much time building.
Personality and Behavior
Timneh African Greys can be loved companion parrots, especially with their loving, fun personalities and with their amazing lifespan from 50 and up to 70 years! And, as you will find out, there is so much to love about them. Their antics, mimics and chatty nature, as well as all the goofs and silly tricks they can play on you. Simply put, they are a well of fun, and once a bond is established, they can be quite affectionate and cuddly as well. With such a pet, you will undoubtedly form a lasting and cherished friendship.
The Timneh African Grey is smaller than the Congo. He will grow to a height of approximately 10 inches tall and will weigh around 10 ounces when he is fully mature. The Timneh is darker than the Congo, too, usually a charcoal grey. He has a pink upper beak and dark red tail feathers.