Grey Parrot has been a cherished pet in Europe since
the reign of Henry VIII during the sixteenth century,
and possibly even earlier than this time. This genus
has 3 subspecies ,one now thought to be extinct.
The other two are well known and readily available in
The smaller sub species P. e. timneh known as the
Timneh African Grey Parrot is smaller and darker in appearance
than the nominate form and has a horn colored top
mandible and maroon colored tail. The origins of the
Timneh Grey is concentrated in the western coastal
regions of Guinea, Ghana and the Ivory Coast of
The Timneh although not
as popular as the larger nominate red tail grey, is
equally talented for talking. We have seen many that
were just great as a pet and talking.
African Greys are one
of the most talked about species of parrots. All greys
including the Timneh are
known for talking ability and their intelligence. For
over 22 years now we have bred and reared 100's of
greys with all being almost the same in one aspect of
personality, that is they are timid and somewhat shy
around strangers as a
general rule. There are exceptions to this I do
understand as we have seen some that were not the
normal. The normal being timid and shy around
strangers. But with all
said and done African Greys are one of the highly
regarded talking species of all parrots. Almost all become a
prized addition to any ones family. Our babies
are very sweet and get very attached to their owners. I think one thing
that amazes most people about greys is they can mimic
and sound just like a certain voice. I have heard some
sound like women and men, some can sound like an old
mans voice. Greys are one of the best mimics around.
Most greys take some time to develop their talents,
some taking a couple years to really get going with
their talking. But many are shy around strangers and
refuse to talk around strangers, but when the
strangers leave, they start up.
They make a sweet bird
for the beginner or long term bird owners.
I must say this, do not
be disappointed if your Grey does not perform like
those birds you see on TV or read about, as those
birds are highly trained and most pets just do not get
that kind of training. Love your bird and enjoy it for
what it is.
African grey has been cherished as one of the best
talking species of parrots. Accept them for what they
are. Never purchase a parrot with talking as the main
objective. They are much more than that. These birds
are highly affectionate and intelligent creatures
sometimes acting like small children.
and operate one of the largest and most successful
breeding farms on the east coast USA. today. We are
professional breeders and we continue to educate
people how to properly maintain their birds.
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