African Grey Parrot
African Grey Parrot

African Grey Parrot

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There are two general types of the African Grey Parrot – the Congo African Grey and the Timneh African Grey. The African Grey Parrot species originate in the lowlands of western and central Africa from northern Angola to Guinea. The Congo African Grey (CAG) and the Timneh African Grey (TAG) are actually located in different regions of Africa.

The grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus), also known as the Congo grey parrot or African grey parrot, is an Old World parrot in the family Psittacidae. The Timneh parrot (Psittacus timneh) was earlier treated as conspecific but has since been split as a full species.

Interesting Facts:

The African Grey Parrot is a wonderful and smart bird and has the intelligence level of up to a five-year old. The may live for 40–60 years in captivity,

Breeding:

Grey parrots are monogamous breeders which nest in tree cavities. The hen lays three to five eggs, which she incubates for 30 days while being fed by her mate. Both parents take care of them until four or five weeks after they are fledged. Young leave the nest at the age of 12 weeks.

Diet in captivity:

A good African Grey Seed mix should be provided as well as, a variety of fruits such as pears, orange, pomegranate, apple, and banana, and vegetables such as carrots, cooked sweet potato, celery, fresh kale, peas, and green beans.They also need a source of calcium