Do African greys make good pets? If you ask me, then I would say yes. African gray parrot has a wonderful character, high intelligence and great charm. It has the ability to mimic different sounds and putting their sounds into the right context. So it is really a wonderful bird. There are basically two sub species of African greys parrot, the Congo and the Timneh. The Congo is slightly larger than Timneh. It also has red tail feathers. The Timnehs are more laid back and less sooner to feather picking than the Congo species.
These kind of parrots live from 25 to 50 years. It all depends on their lifestyle, stress factors, and diseases. To make your parrot live happier and longer, you need to treat it well. You need to give a lot of patience and attention, since they are known for biting and feather picking when they are bored or get stress.
Before buying this bird you should think whether your life style is compatible with it. They are quite demanding pets, and needs a lot of attention. You should also get a written guarantee of its age if it is possible. Do not forget to make a question list before you buy from the breeder so you will not miss an important information about taking care of your future pet. Try talking to the breeder to give you an idea how it has been treated in the past.
Here are some tips for taking care your parrot. First you need to know the species of your parrot because it will give you better guidelines for taking care of it. The most important thing to do is to provide it with basic needs like healthy and regular food, clean and comfort cage, a wide range of toys, and a good T-stand.
Source by Ian Sani