The African Grey Parrot is a medium-sized parrot between 10 to 14 inches/30cm long.

  • As the name implies, the African Grey parrot is predominantly grey, with accents of white and a red or maroon tail depending on the subspecies, and the area around eyes is usually white.

  • Greys, like all parrots, are zygodactyl, having 4 toes on each foot—two front and two back.

  • African Greys - are endemic to the primary and secondary rainforests of West and Central Africa, and some islands located in the Gulf of Guinea

  • Even though African Greys have a wide range, their numbers are declining in most of the 23 African countries they naturally occur - mostly due to habitat destruction and capturing for the pet trade.

  • These popular avian pets have the reputation for being amongst the most intelligent of all birds. They are in demand because of their human-like ability to mimic speech and generally gentle nature.(credit Avian web)

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    photo credit www.goldencockatoo.com
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The African Gray Parrot has a life span of up to 50 to 65 years.
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African grey parrots in tree
African grey parrots in tree

African grey parrot in flight
African grey parrot in flight

African grey parrots have been kept as pets for over 4000 years. The Egyptians are thought to be the first to keep the African grey parrot as pets, as depicted in their hieroglyphics. The Greeks also highly valued the African grey parrot as pets, as did the Romans who kept these intelligent birds in highly ornate cages.
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