How old is an African grey parrot supposed to be?

Hi I want to buy an African grey, there is one for sale, the only problem is the bird is 10yr old and I am worried that it will not adjust with us, he might miss his owners and get depressed which will lead to plucking of feathers… Please cud someone help me and advice whether I sud buy or not, sud I buy a young baby grey??

Which is the most intelligent African grey parrot?

Besides being one of the most popular pet bird species, African grey parrots are also one of the most intelligent. In recent years, much research has been done on the mental capacity of African grey parrots by scientists around the world.

Why do African grey parrots die so quickly?

Our article on the best African grey parrot foods will help you navigate the right track. Another reason that captive African grey parrots tend to die prematurely is due to improper housing and lighting. Most obviously, these birds are huge! They require a lot of room to move around and flap their wings, which is sadly not provided by many owners.

How many words can an African grey parrot speak?

If you’ve ever seen an African Grey parrot, then you know that they are beautiful birds, but did you also know that they are capable of amassing vocabularies of up to 1,000 words or more, and using the words that they learn to speak in context?

What do you need to know about African Greys?

African Greys are most famously known for their high intelligence and fantastic talking ability… but they are so much more. They can make outstanding companions and they are extremely social. The decision to add an African Grey to the family should not be taken lightly. They require lots of training and consistent love and interaction.

How old does an African grey bird get?

At the age of 18 months or older, the female will have gray edges in the under-tail coverts and the males will have solid red feathers with occasional small white edges. Juvenile birds are duller in color than the adults.

Who is the woman with the African grey parrot?

I had a long conversation about 6 months ago with a woman that I had known for years from bird forums I was active on. I always looked forward to her posts because her perspective on life was so unique. She has an african grey parrot that we’ll call “Margo” that provided her with endless stories to share.

How old is Percy the African grey parrot?

Very playful, loves all the attention, they also enjoy plays with my… Percy is a 15 year old African grey parrot. He is an excellent talker and loves to sing. He is tame once he gets to know you. Socialised well, has always lived…