African Grey Parrot Facts | 10 Animal Facts about African Grey Parrots

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The African Grey Parrot can talk and has an 80 year lifespan! How do African grey parrots survive in the wild, and what makes them such a popular exotic pet?

My favorite African Grey Parrot Fact is how they can communicate with police to help solve crimes!

Welcome to Animal Science TV’s 10 Cool Facts about African Grey Parrots!

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0:00 – African Grey Parrot Facts Introduction
0:26 – 10: African Grey Parrot talking
1:58 – 9: Grey Parrots brain
2:45 – 8: African Grey mysteries
4:16 – 7: Grey Parrots habitat
5:27 – 6: African Grey safety in numbers
7:12 – 5: What do African Grey Parrots eat?
7:57 – 4: Grey parrots and oil palms
9:24 – 3: Pet African grey parrots
10:05 – 2: African Grey Parrot trade
11:20 – 1: Conservation of African Grey Parrots
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Cheral Geen says:

Very interesting. I’ve learnt great deal with your excellent commentary. Thank you.

saabnico says:

I have a gray named Lisa, two years old now, she is very cool! I have a video of her listening to deep purple highway star and doing her sounds

1rustyboy1 says:

They will boss you around. I don't think a house cat would take a grey. And they breed well in captivity so I don't see why they have to pooch

melli ann says:

So cute😍. I have 3 Africa greys, 2 boys and a girl. The boys don't seem to get along at all as they fight for Mia's attention so I have to put the away from each other which breaks my heart. Jig and Mars are my sweethearts but they sometimes get into serious fights that frightens me. I am seriously considering giving them out for adoption to a good home. Any advice please.

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brenda desselle says:

He will be 23 years in January of 2023. I would not recommend this bird for children at all.

Lawrence Rowe says:

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D.E.B. B says:

We have known that there were Congo and Timneh grays since at least 1989, when I first shopped for my CAG. There are also now all red, all white, and pied African 'grays', but I don't know if the breeders are selling them yet, it's still unknown if those birds being bred for color, may have caused any health issues over the long term.
My CAG is 32 years old; I got him when he was 12 weeks old. I met him a week before that, and HE picked ME out. Cost in 1990 was $1300; best money I've ever spent. I had also spent over a year, researching AFrican gray parrots before getting one, and I would advise anyone contemplating buying one, to read extensively about them before getting one. Yes, they live a very LONG time, so be prepared to make sure your parrot bonds with not just you, but your children, as your bird will need a 'flock' of people to feel that they are part of it. After all, he will likely out live you, and he will need another human to feel close to when you are gone.
Diet; he eats what I eat, just avoiding the known toxic things like caffeine, avocado pits and avocado meat that is close to the pit as it contains some substance which is known to be deleterious to bird's health; I try to limit salt, and of course avoid candy or cakes, or sodas (both diet or sugary); However; there's a general belief that parrots can't eat any type of dairy products, under the assumption that because they don't digest lactose, it would be bad for them. However, that fails to acknowledge that there are many cheeses which have no lactose (of tiny bits) after they go through the process of becoming cheese, which uses up all the lactose. There's not much that my CAG (or the pionus, cockatiels, or lovebirds, too) like more than a chunk of sharp cheddar. they also eat parmesan, romano, asiago, and even bits of other hard cheeses, and even a bit of mozzerella once in a while when they get a bit on their pizza. Yes, pizza. They love italian food dishes. Oh, and onions. Though I don't feed them fresh, raw onions, they have eaten bits of fried onions with no health issues. Same with citrus fruits. And oddly, they won't eat tomato juice, but WILL eat V8.

My CAG spends lots of time with me; I'm now retired, and drive around a lot; he is my co-pilot; his travel cage is about 14" x22" x18" high, and I stand it on a box so he can watch the world go by as we drive. He usually stands on top of that cage, wearing a flight harness as a 'seat belt' for safety which is clipped onto the seat's head rest. It's loose enough for him to climb down inside his cage for a drink or snack, but not quite long enough for him to land on the windshield or dashboard in case of an accident. Home cage is 24"x36"x48" tall; I open his doors in the morning, and he has free run of the house all day until dusk, when he goes into one of his two cages, announces 'It's time to go to sleep', and keeps telling us until someone turns the lights off, closes the window curtains, and says goodnight to him, which he says back and then we leave him to sleep for the night.


ohhhh that’s how my grey parrot learned how to say mama”

koreansaregay says:

My African grey be eating cooked chicken like a cannibal lol

DarthEater says:

They can also mimic predators to warn of one encroaching

nattiecakes says:

Timnehs were recognized as their own thing well before 2012. I got my Congo African Grey in 2006 and I read lots about Timnehs at the time. Plus they look very different so you don’t need to be an ornithologist to tell they’re two different kinds of birds.

Ruchicka Gokhale says:

I have a africa gray and I love my baby. Very intelligent and talks like human.

Robert Purgason says:

I inherited an African Grey from my great aunt. We've grown so close together. When I get home from work the first thing I do is get her out of her cage and put her on my shoulder. She has a play area in the kitchen where she loves to break down boxes. She can be very demanding however and require a lot of attention. She screams loudly whenever she wants something, a habit I've been trying to break by anticipating her needs. She tries to bite almost anyone else but me. So, not for everyone.

kayakbassman says:

I hope Bud is getting help

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