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African gray parrots are stocky, short tailed birds. The body coloration is varying shades of gray depending on the sex and where in their range they occur. The tail is bright red in the Congo African gray and the beak is black. African Grey’s have a powdery white facial patch extending from the beak to around the eye African gray parrot breeding farm.

Birds occurring in the more eastern areas of their range tend to be larger and lighter gray in color. The eastern populations also tend to have some slight red coloring in the feathers especially on the leg coverts. The smaller and darker birds occur in the western parts of their range.

Timneh Grey Parrots are smaller, darker and have maroon colored tail feathers. Their upper beak is a dark horn color with a black tip.

Congo African Grey Parrots occur in Western equatorial Africa – from the Ivory Coast to Western Kenya, Angola, Tanzania and South Zaire. They inhabit primary and secondary rainforest, forest edges and clearings, mostly in lowland areas. They are gregarious, roosting in colonies of up to 10,000 individuals. The wild diet consists of a variety of seeds, nuts, palm nuts, fruits and berries gathered in the canopy of the forest. They also eat insects and grubs African gray parrot breeding farm.

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African Grey Parrots are often considered to be the best talking of all parrots – rivaled only by some Amazons. They also have an incredible ability to mimic other sounds in the environment or home such as the telephone, microwave, car horns and the voices of individuals. Some highly trained individuals are also capable of reasoning and verbal communication.

Young African grays don’t often speak well until they are approximately 1 year old and will typically mimic sounds first. Wild caught birds have an extraordinary repertoire of whistles, clicks and calls and often sing and whistle during the night, especially on nights with a full moon. While they often talk excessively, African grays seldom create noise problems.

Young African grays adapt readily to new surroundings and should be well adapted to many novel experiences at a young age. Adult birds are less adaptable to unfamiliar environments, dietary changes, etc and may feather pick in response to changes in their routine, such as the owner going away. African grays have a higher incidence of feather picking and feather chewing problems than most parrot species.

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