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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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More About Our Greys

More About Our Greys

More About Our Greys The following article was contributed by my wife Carla as posted on her website CarlaHinsey.com Dylon and Carlie sitting out Living with an African Grey does have it’s up and downs.  The most negative trait they have is that they can be really loud at times.  They also tend to be one person orientated.  They usually choose one person in the family that they prefer.  That doesn’t mean that they won’t except others in … Read entire article »

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How Carlie Got Her Power

How Carlie Got Her Power

Contributed by: Carla at CarlaHinsey.com ——————— How Carlie Got Her Power This is one of those stories that I tell a lot about our birds Carlie and Dylon.  I can remember this day so very clearly, just as if it happened yesterday.  I guess I should start way back from the beginning. When Carlie and Dylon were very young, somewhere around 8 months to 1 year old, Dylon was so mean to Carlie.  When they were out of their … 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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Choosing An African Grey As A Companion

Choosing An African Grey As A Companion

Choosing An African Grey As A Companion After living with a pair of African Grey Parrots for almost 13 years I can truly say these two little guys have become a very integral part of our family and they have offered up some of the most amazing love and friendship. I can say without a doubt that an African grey can actually communicate with you.  Yes, they do the mimic thing, but it goes well beyond that. … Read entire article »

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