African Grey Parrot Buyers Guide
African grey parrots are becoming more and more popular as pets for a number of reasons. If you are in the market for a pet parrot an African grey parrot is a very good choice as they are smaller than other well known parrots such as macaws. African grey parrots are also more intelligent than all other birds and have the ability to learn a large number of words and associate them with meaning. African grey parrots are also of a slightly gentler disposition than other parrots, particularly blue and yellow macaws. If you are considering buying an African grey parrot for sale, read on.
Buying an African Grey Parrot
- When buying African grey parrots, make sure you buy an African grey from a reputable breeder or another owner who has clearly looked after the African grey parrot well and is experienced. You can search for African grey parrots for sale on Bird Trader from a large number of experienced and reputable bird owners.
- It is not uncommon for African grey parrots for live up to 70 years old so taking on an African grey is a very long term investment both in time and money. African grey parrots need several hours’ worth of attention and socialising every day to remain happy and healthy, if you don’t feel you can give this, maybe an African grey parrot isn’t for you.
- African grey parrots also need a cage that is large enough for them to be able to fully stretch their wings in. You can search for a wide range of bird cages for sale on Bird Trader. You African grey parrot will need to spend several hours a day at least out of his cage.
- Bored or unhappy African grey parrots can become engage is behaviour such as self mutilation or become aggressive, neither of which is desirable so you need to make sure you can care for the African grey.
- It can be very hard to sex an African grey parrot so it is important to get a DNA test carried out to fully sex the African grey. African grey parrots can easily cost more than £500 so make sure you get proof that the African grey is healthy and happy.
- Caring for an African grey parrot takes a lot of work; our African Grey Parrot Breed Guide will provide you with more information.