One of the unique characteristics of these parrots is that they are capable of copying any kind of voice such as it can easily perform mimicry of a human voice. This quality also enables many traders to start trading of these parrots.
African grey parrots are predominantly grey in color which is followed by a red tail.
These types of parrots tend to become aggressive and self-destructive when left alone; therefore, under captivity they ought to be engaged with some kind of activity.
These birds are long-lived parrots; the lifespan ranges from 73 to 93 years. However under captivity, the average lifespan of African grey parrots is 50 to 60 years.
It is estimated that 21% of the African parrot’s population is taken from wild for trading purposes.
These birds are mostly found in the rainforests of West and Central Africa.
They build nests on the elevated trees.
African Grey parrots are 33 cm long.
These species weigh around 400 – 490 grams.
They begin to speak after 2 – 3 years of age. However, few parrots like Timneh African parrots can speak in the preliminary stages.
These parrots are very sociable and cooperative.
They require outsized cages that are embedded with quite a wide space.
No significant difference is observed between the male and female.
At times, they can be noisy because they always seem to imitate surrounding voices.
Females lay 2 – 3 eggs.
The incubation (keeping warm) period ranges from 21 – 30 days.
The chicks leave their nests after 80 days period.
One of the amazing african grey parrot facts is that they had been observed to identify colors, English letters, and even shapes.
These birds do travel great distances.
These African parrots form large flocks comprising thousands of individuals producing squawks, scream, whistles, and shrieks sounds.
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The sanctuary rescues and provides a home for many types of unwanted animals, especially primates, such as chimpanzees, gibbons, baboons, spider monkeys, vervets, capuchins, tamarins, macaques and marmosets.
Although we specialise in the care and protection of primates we cannot stand by and see other animals in need of help. You will therefore find meerkats, wolf dogs, horses, donkeys, pigs and others at our sanctuary. All are equally important members of our extended family.