African Grey Parrot Facts
African Grey parrots are widely regarded as one of the most intelligent creatures on the planet, certainly the most intelligent of bird species. The African Grey parrot is native to the central and western regions of African and is a medium sized bird that grows to roughly 12-13” tall. Read on to find out more about African grey parrots.
African Grey Facts
- The African grey parrot is considered to be the most intelligent bird on the planet and one of the most intelligent species of all. African grey parrots have the ability to learn hundreds of words and associate them with meaning, have advanced cognitive abilities (roughly the same as those of a human toddler) and show advanced problem solving. These are some of the reasons why African grey parrots are popular as pets.
- The African grey parrot has is native to the central and western regions of Africa through Kenya, Tanzania, the Ivory Coast and DR Congo. African Grey Parrots live in the rainforests of these regions.
- There are two subspecies of African grey parrots. The Congo African Grey Parrot is the larger and most common of the two species and these are the most likely to be owned as a pet. The Timneh African Grey Parrot is smaller and less common. These African grey parrots are darker and often lack the red tail of the Congo African Grey.
- African grey parrots can live from anywhere from 30 to 70 years old and therefore they are a very large commitment to take on. African grey parrots need several hours of attention everyday and need to feel as if they are part of the family when in captivity. Our African Grey Parrot Breed Guide will provide more information about caring for African grey parrots.
- African grey parrots can be very expensive to buy and it is not uncommon for an African grey parrot for sale to cost in the region of £700. Taking on an African grey parrot then is not a decision that can be taken on lightly.