Congo African Grey

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Congo African Grey for sale

 

Congo African Grey for sale,Linnaeus initially described the Congo African Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus in 1758. It is the most well-known of the African Greys and the genus’s nominate species. The popular name for this parrot is Red Tailed Grey, and its name in aviculture is abbreviated to CAG.

On the underside of its tail, the African Grey Congo has a red patch of feathers. The Red Factor Grey is a variation of this bird that has some red feathering throughout its body on rare occasions. By the age of two years, juveniles’ eyes have turned a yellow cream color.

Congo African Greys range in length from the beak to the tail between 13 and 16 inches (32.5 and 40.6 cm) and weigh between 400 and 650 grams. They’re a little bigger than Timneh African Greys. African Grey parrots survive for 50 years or more in captivity, with some living up to 70 years. When they’re relaxed, they emit a pleasant “jungle” sound. They emit a growling sound when threatened or scared.

Africa’s Grey The Congo Parrot is a beautiful parrot that is also reputed to be one of the sharpest birds. They are known to be the best talkers in the bird world, with an unrivaled and expressive vocabulary. The African Greys can learn up to 200 words and tricks. They often imitate the sounds of their surroundings, including people.

Congo African Greys are generally peaceful creatures. Their friendly disposition, combined with their ability to communicate and imitate sounds, has made them popular pets. Keeping them as a pet companion, however, is difficult and not for everyone. These are long-lived, highly intellectual birds that require constant stimulus to avoid boredom.

 

Care and feeding of Congo African Grey

 

Seeds, nuts, fruits, and green plants are eaten by African Grey Parrots in the wild. Rather than flying, these birds will crawl around the tree, scooping up food and holding it with one foot while eating. They like to consume the oil-palm nut’s outer flesh and have even been seen devouring snails. They are claimed to have become fairly brazen pests invading maize fields in West Africa, where they have a liking for cereals.

A ready-made giant hookbill seed mix fortified with vitamins will be available for your pet bird. Calcium and Vitamin A are two essential nutrients in their diet. They consume a wide range of sprouts, seeds, nuts, fruits, vegetables, commercial pellets, and the same nutritional meals that humans consume. 

African Greys should not be fed a high-fat, high-protein diet. Recent studies have shown that heart disease and arteriosclerosis occur in Greys in their late teens and twenties, hence a lean diet is recommended.

 

Housing

 

A large cage is required, and the bird must be let out on a regular basis for long periods of time. Make sure the cage is big enough for a normal-sized Grey to be able to stretch its wings and not scrape its tail against the floor. Make sure the cage is in a well-lit, draft-free environment. A play enclosure or parrot perch can be a great place for many birds to spend the majority of their time.

Natural wood perches with a diameter of 2 to 4 inches should be used. Fruit tree branches of various sizes work well. Climbing ropes, chains, bells, parrot swings, and wooden or other destructible bird toys are examples of playthings.

A protected shelter that can be heated and cooled as necessary is required for an outdoor or breeding aviary. It should be no less than 4 feet by 6 feet in size, with a floor space of at least 3 feet by 3 feet (1 m x 1 m), be 4 feet off the ground, and include a flight cage. With a perch at each end, the flight should be 79″ – 118″ (2 – 3 m) long. A bird bath and a climbing branch are also wonderful additions.

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