What Are the Cons to Buying a Mature African Grey Parrot?

What Are the Cons to Buying a Mature African Grey Parrot?

Deleta R is interested in the cons to buying a mature African Grey Parrot


I’ve bottle-fed ( yes bottle) and weaned 2 Congo African Grey Parrots in my lifetime( Starr & Hope) I have 4 Blue front Amazons now 2 bottle-fed and weaned in 2005 & 2015.


Must have a preferably male Congo African Grey again…Can you help Catherine? In terms of feedback from this post…Sorry, I’ve taken you for granted. My appreciation never wanes!!!


Dear Deleta

I take it you are considering adopting an adult Grey? Finding one that is available to adopt is not easy unless you know someone, etc.


Greys are a little different in that they have a genetic disposition to change partners during their lives which helps them keep their generic pool strong with new blood.


So they are more likely to adjust to a new home than many other parrots.


So if you have an opportunity to bring home a mature grey, it is worth a try.


Please let us know how it goes.




Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground. Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care. He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis. He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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