Friday, October 28, 2011

Insight on African Parrot

The African Grey Parrot by experts as one of the most intelligent birds. In the parrot world, they are known, the best talkers, and are thus able to develop intellectual and emotional intelligence is equal to the five-year-old child. Unlike other parrot species such as cockatoos and macaws, the gray is usually not known, according to him. Her gentle nature and their impressive ability to imitate the language they are popular pets.

Grey parrots are from the primary and secondary rain forests of West and Central Africa. They feed mainly on fruits, nuts, seeds and green matter. Some people have even looked Greys eating snails. Two subspecies are generally accepted: Congo Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus Erithacus and Timneh African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus Timneh).

Congo gray parrots and parrots are considered medium to be between 12-14 inches from her black beak to their tail to vary. Congos usually weigh somewhere between 400 and 650 grams when fully grown. This is the dominant subspecies, larger than the Timneh, with light gray feathers, cherry red tail and an all black beak.

Timneh African Grey parrots are smaller, have a darker charcoal color, a dark maroon tail and a bright, horn-colored area, a portion of the maxilla.

Both subspecies appear the same power and tend to produce human speech. Timneh African Grey Parrots usually begin talking at six months old, although some up to two years before they start. Just as the Congo African Grey, they have the power, a vocabulary of about 2000 words. Timneh are generally not as good talkers like their counterparts of the Congo. Congo African Grey parrots are the best known and most talented speakers of parrots.

Grey parrots are very intelligent, friendly in nature, and very sensitive to the people around them and their environment. They are very playful and enjoy climbing and chewing. It is important that these intelligent birds busy, effects such as boredom, emotional problems such as feather picking may. Greys are very strong and they can with their strong sharp beak and scratch with their nails to bite. Foraging and learning games and toys are a must for Grey's, so they can stay happy and healthy.

The concern of the African Grey parrots, like any parrot, requires a strong commitment from the owner, because these birds require much attention. Most owners agree that three hours a day from her cage coupled with approximately one hour physical interaction is the minimum needed attention to their mental health coverage. African Greys tend to bind only to a person if they do not interact with other people regularly.

Grey parrots are often caused by calcium deficiency and should work with foods rich in calcium and vitamin A such as green leafy vegetables, almonds, or a small amount of cheese provided. Calcium and vitamin supplements can also be used in conjunction with their normal diet.

Greys are talented and beautiful birds. They are wonderful companion parrots and provide a very interesting partner. Whether you choose a Timneh or Congo, you can be sure that you have a strong emotional bond and the many years of fun and entertainment will be rewarded.

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