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African Greys And Their Environment

African Greys And Their Environment

African Greys And Their Environment African Greys are very observant little creatures and love a routine. Because of this, any small amount of change around the house usually prompts at least a startled stare. When we purchased our birds we were living full time in a motor home and traveling. Therefore, these guys learned from a very early age to adjust to different surroundings and sudden changes. As they learned to talk, they would let us know how … Read entire article »

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Care And Feeding Your Grey

Care And Feeding Your Grey

Care And Feeding Your Grey   I have had many parrots over the years and I would say that greys require no more or no less care then any other exotic bird of their size. Frequent cage cleaning is a must and it is best to use either a wood chip or corn cob base mix that will absorb the droppings and any excess liquids from foods, etc. I prefer not to use newspaper but in a pinch … Read entire article »

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Foods That Are Deadly To A Grey

Foods That Are Deadly To A Grey

Foods That Are Deadly To A Grey When parrots were first kept as pets, people thought they only lived a short time. This was in part because most of the soft billed wild birds only lived a few years but also because the parrots they kept died within 10 years or so. This was because the diet these parrots were being fed did not supply the necessary nutrients and the birds basically starved to death very, … Read entire article »

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Learn How To Protect Your African Grey Parrot

Learn How To Protect Your African Grey Parrot

Learn How To Protect Your African Grey Parrot   Things That Are Harmful To Your African Grey Parrot.  You may not realize it, but certain things that you might take for granted in your daily life can be fatal to your grey.  It’s important to learn how to protect your African Grey Parrot. Below is a list of items well known to be harmful or deadly to African Greys (and most all pet birds, for that matter), and … Read entire article »

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Wings – To Clip Or Not To Clip

Wings – To Clip Or Not To Clip

Wings – To Clip Or Not To Clip   I would like to briefly address the subject of wing clipping. To Clip Or Not To Clip First, there are strong arguments both for and against clipping your bird’s wings.  A clipped bird is perhaps more free to be out on a play stand among his people since he won’t be able to fly around and cause havoc.  If a clipped bird happens to get outside he is easily … Read entire article »

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How To Choose The Right Cage

How To Choose The Right Cage

How To Choose The Right Cage Parrot cages come in all shapes and sizes and sometimes choosing the right cage for an African Grey can be confusing. By cage standards African Greys are considered medium-sized parrots. As with all birds of this size a cage must accommodate their needs such as being large enough for the grey to completely spread his wings (and flap) without hitting the bars, and provide a safe, comfortable and interesting environment. During those … Read entire article »

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WARNING – Toxins and Your Grey

WARNING – Toxins and Your Grey

WARNING – Toxins and Your Grey Yesterday I received an email from Chet Womach (birdtricks.com) that alerted us bird owners to the dangers of toxins and pesticides found in the fruits and veggies we feed our parrots. Chet told of a lady recently who lost both of her African Greys within minutes of feeding them some grapes she had purchased from the local grocery store.  I can’t imagine how devastated she must feel, doing what she thought … Read entire article »

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Simple List of Foods For Your Grey

Simple List of Foods For Your Grey

Simple List of Foods For Your Grey I get a lot of questions regarding what to feed my African Grey so I’ve decided to put together a simple list of the kinds of foods we feed our own greys you can use as suggestions and as a guideline.  If the food item is NOT on this list, chances are there’s a reason for that.  Also see our articles on care and feeding your grey. Meats Cooked chicken, cooked … Read entire article »

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