Questions and answers

How many types of African Grey parrots are there?

How many types of African Grey parrots are there?

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There are two types of African grey parrots: the large grey Congo African grey, with a bright red tail, and the smaller, darker grey-colored Timneh African grey, with a maroon-colored tail.

What is the best age to buy an African GREY parrot?

Although African Greys don’t fully mature until they’re 4 to 6 years old, most experts recommend adopting an African Grey when they’re 2 to 6 months old. Yes, this age will mean you’ll have a number of years to raise an African Grey before they’re fully grown up, but there’s a reason why.

How much does an African GREY parrot sell for?

For the popular African Grey, it’ll cost you around around £876.00. Parrot prices can vary depending on the age and health of the parrot and where its located. See our table below to see how much parrots can cost.

Is it legal to own an African GREY parrot?

You’ll be gallantly surprised to discover that African Greys are completely legal in California. Since they’re such sought-after parrots, African Greys are some of the most expensive parrots in the world.

What is the difference between African GREY and Congo African GREY?

The Timneh African Grey is smaller than the Congo. He will grow to a height of approximately 10 inches tall and will weigh around 10 ounces when he is fully mature. The Timneh is darker than the Congo, too, usually a charcoal grey. He has a pink upper beak and dark red tail feathers.

Do African grey parrots bite?

African greys are heavy-bodied birds and, when they fall, they often hit the edge of the breastbone and come down hard on their legs. A fearful African grey can start to bite or be aggressive. It can also cause further damage to itself by trying to fly away from what frightens it, likely falling again.

Why are African grey parrots so expensive?

African greys are expensive primarily due to obtaining an African grey, which requires a lot of time and money for the breeder. Poaching has also decreased their population, causing them to be rarer than most parrots. Still, the rarity and overall interest of African greys tend to be the primary reason why.

Do parrots come back if they fly away?

The answer to this question is yes, parrots do come back if they fly away. This is because of their natural needs for companionship. They are social animals and so their lives revolve around their flock, which you are an honorary member. So when it flies away, your parrot will likely want to come back home.

How much is a grey macaw?

The price of an African grey parrot is between $1,500 to $3,500. Congo African greys are more affordable than timneh parrots because they’re much easier to source in the pet industry. However, the other costs (food, large cage, toys, perches, dishes, and vet bills/insurance) can be up to $3,200 a year.

Do you need a Licence for an African GREY parrot?

If you’re buying an African or Timneh grey parrot you won’t need to apply for a certificate. But you will need to see the pet seller’s certificate or be given the certificate. If you already own a Grey, and don’t intend on selling it, you don’t need a certificate, and the regulation doesn’t affect you.