African Grey Parrot

The african grey parrot scientifically known as ( Psittacus erithacus) is a native to equatorial countries in Africa like Cameroon, Angola, Congo, Ivory Coast, Ghana and many other countries. The african grey parrot belongs in the family Psittacidae and can be classified under two main species namely the Congo grey parrot and the Timneh african grey parrot. The Timneh greys are a noticeably deeper shade of grey then the Congo. The feathers on its head, back and upper chest are a darker grey, and a distinct ā€œVā€ shape of dark feathers lay over a lighter shade of grey on the abdomen. White scalloping of head feathers are also more distinct on the Timneh

Feeding Habits

African grey parrot are known to feed on insects in the wild, e=vegetables, fresh fruits and even seeds. Their beaks are so strong enabling then to be able to crack nuts open with just a single bite. This amazing creatures are very loyal and can mate for life and because of their talking ability they are highly demanded to be kept as pets. In captivity the grey parrot also called Congo grey can feed on pellets, this birds need food rich in vitamins to be able to stay healthy and strong.


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