The African Grey Parrot - One of the Best

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African grey parrots are said to be one of the best of all the parrots.They have the ability to put together whole phrases and can actually learn quite fast. They have the ability and tendency to produce human speech. But vocal ability and proclivity may range widely among individual birds, often owing to its early socialization.

The African parrot's overall gentle nature and their inclination and ability to mimic speech have made them popular pets.Experts regard it as an intelligent bird.

African Parrots are not really big size birds, but rather medium in size usually growing on average about 10- 14 inches in length.They range in size because the males are larger than the females ranging in 12 - 14 inches in length.

These kinds of  parrots are considered superb pets due to their quiet nature and ability to communicate. African parrots are often chosen as companions because they are among the easiest parrots to tame.They live quite well as companion birds, adapt well to cage life, and are rarely hurtful or dangerous.

Owing to its early socialization, African greys are less nervous around strangers and in novel situations.This is because of their vocal ability.

African Grey Parrots as Intelligent Birds

African parrots are weaned and ready to go to their new homes at twelve weeks of age. African Grey's learn words through rewards like getting food and toys by listening and associating the reward with the behavior of speaking. Usually, they greet the breeders/owners "hello" after hand feeding is through. Also, they say "hello" to anyone entering their nursery.

What makes Grey parrots amazing and wonderful birds?  They  have the intellectual capacity of a 5-year old child. Emotionally, they are more like a 2-year old.They are intelligent, enjoy human company and can be taught an extensive vocabulary. They can use the words correctly. They have the ability to associate human words with meanings, and to intelligently apply the abstract concepts of shape, color and numbers.

African Greys are birds with brains and beauty. Experts considered them as "The Cadillac of Parrots." They far exceed the abilities of other parrots. They are able to imitate things like phones, microwave ovens, answering machines, other birds, and chain saws.

Are you a parrot lover? Are you looking for the best parrots? Choose the African Grey parrots. They are the best ever. 

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This article was published on 2010/03/27