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African Grey


The descriptions give you their average size, weight and talking abilities (see Umbrella Cockatoos, Moluccan Cockatoos, Plumheads, Red-Bellied Parrots, Green-winged Macaws ). 

(The figures denote averages and are provided to you as a reference point).  






Size: 13 in. (33 cm.)
Weight Range: 380-550 grams
Life Expectancy: 60 years
Talking Ability: Excellent
Minimum Cage Size:  
Bar Spacing: 
3/4" to 1"
Natural Diet: Seeds, nuts, fruits, berries, nectar, palm fruit oil & millet.
Captive Diet: Fruits, veggies, pellets, seeds, nuts, pasta and grains. 
Dietary Needs: African Greys should be offered foods rich in calcium such as almonds, kale, figs, beans and broccoli. 


Congo African Grey (Psittacus erithacus)  


The Congo African Grey, originates from Africa, (Congo and Zaire). The Congo is the most popular of the African Grey sub-species because of the coloring and extraordinary talking ability.  The feathers are shades of Grey, a mask of white skin around the eye, with a beautiful crimson tail.  Congos are generally quiet except for whistling and talking and not prone to screaming.  Greys can acquire an extensive vocabulary, and have been subjects of research on animal behavior and intelligence. Greys have a wonderful temperament and independent, though they are not great “cuddlers.”  Because of the long life span, you may have a lifetime of intelligent interaction with your new Grey friend who will come to know you by name!



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