AFRICAN GREY CONGO
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About African Grey Congo
The Congo African grey is the largest of the African grey parrots, sporting a lighter gray color in its plumage, and a solid black beak. The second most common type is the Timneh African grey, which was recognized as a species in and of itself in 2012. african grey congo for sale
Are Congo African greys good pets?
They can be wonderful and affectionate, but, like other large parrots, African greys are considered high maintenance pets. While “greys” are entertaining and rewarding to keep, they prefer a routine schedule and require a substantial amount of time with their owners.
How big do Congo African greys get?
approximately 14 to 16 inches
Overall body length of a Congo grey is approximately 14 to 16 inches with a wingspan of 18 to 20 inches. Weight can vary from 350 to 650 grams, again depending on region of origin.
Do Congo GREY parrots talk?
One of the reasons that people buy African Grey parrots is for their ability to talk. The Congo is considered a very good talker. With very little encouragement, he will mimic not only the words of the person he speaks to but also the pitch and tone of the person’s voice.
What is the difference between Congo African grey and Timneh African grey?
Congo African Greys are heavier than that of the Timneh African grey, with an average adult weight of 400 to 500 grams. Feather wise, they possess a bright fiery red to orange tail color, making them known as the “Red-tailed Grey”.
Do African grey parrots bite?
A fearful African grey can start to bite or be aggressive. It can also cause further damage to itself by trying to fly away from what frightens it, likely falling again.
What do African greys eat?
African grey parrots eat a variety of seeds, nuts, fruits, berries and vegetation in the wild. They will clamber from branch to branch while feeding instead of flying. They especially treasure the fruits of the African oil palm, tree native to their environment.
Do African greys talk?
The African grey parrot’s ability to talk and mimic sounds makes this medium-sized parrot a captivating companion. African grey owners often report that their greys oftentimes talk in context and seem very attuned to their people’s emotions.
What age do African greys start talking?
African Greys start talking when they are 12-14 months old. They will repeat the sounds they hear you make and mimic the sounds they hear around them. Tame African Greys are known to learn how to speak English with ease, although the younger you begin teaching them, the quicker they will learn.
Why do African Greys talk?
So why can parrots talk when our closer primate relatives cannot? Parrots are vocal learners, meaning they grasp sounds by hearing and then imitating them. Although several other bird species can discern and repeat sounds, parrots are the pros.
Why do African Greys have red tails?
African Greys have red tails as a result of their evolution and as a way to attract partners. Considering red is popular color amongst birds as a way to show interest in another bird, the red on their tail easily allows them to express their love.
Do African greys need calcium?
While all parrots need calcium, the African grey parrot seems to suffer from low-blood calcium (hypocalcaemia) more often than any other species. Offer your grey calcium-rich vegetables, greens and fruits such as: kale, mustard greens, broccoli, carrots, dandelion greens, apricots, endive, figs and okra. african grey congo for sale
Why are African grey parrots so smart?
Parrots are intelligent birds capable of complex cognition, and it turns out that the genes that play a role in their brain development are similar to those that evolved to give humans large brains.