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saartjie.dutoit

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« on: February 16, 2018, 12:05:59 PM »

Hi everyone

My name is Saartjie. I am not a grey owner but i am seriously considering to be one.

Before I take on the great responsibility of owning a grey, i thought it would be good to join this group first.

Familiarizing myself with all the possible.info before taking the big step.

Currently I am house sitting my uncle's house. He is the proud owner of a african grey called adoons.

Adoons and myself been bonding quite a bit over the past few weeks. We are at the point now, where he trust me enough to sit on my shoulder and let me spoil him with his new favorite mango treat.

He is just a pleasure to be with! Just to give a bit of background on myself. I work 5 days of the week. A commercial pig farm. Work from 6:30am to 4pm. I live on my own. So obviously my first concern is how would a grey cope if left on its own for that amount of time?

Any additional info would be greatly appreciated.


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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2018, 05:05:13 PM »

Hi and welcome, you are lucky that you are getting to live with a grey which is great for learning. If you get one it will be ok alone provided it has lots of toys to avoid boredom. It will need time out of cage, so when you get home you’d need to let it out of the cage for a few hours & lots of attention from you. They are quite hard work but very rewarding as you are finding out :) look around the forum as there’s lots of help and advice and ask lots of questions. The forum is very quiet at the minute but we are around :)
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 10:14:37 AM »

Hi and welcome, you are lucky that you are getting to live with a grey which is great for learning. If you get one it will be ok alone provided it has lots of toys to avoid boredom. It will need time out of cage, so when you get home you’d need to let it out of the cage for a few hours & lots of attention from you. They are quite hard work but very rewarding as you are finding out :) look around the forum as there’s lots of help and advice and ask lots of questions. The forum is very quiet at the minute but we are around :)
Hi kasky thanks for your reply. I sure will check out the posts here to learn more. One more question if you don't mind? Looking after a grey baby..... how do you raise him while working? I read they must get fed at least 3 times a day. Now that wont be a problem but, wont the bonding be affected when he is left all by himself during work hours?

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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2018, 10:33:51 AM »

You shouldn’t buy a baby until it’s weaned, handfeeding should be done by experienced people. What age can you get them there? It can be very difficult &
We’ve had a few people on here whose birds have died as they’ve been sold too young to people. I would make sure it’s weaned first. Over here you can’t get them until they are fully weaned. Sorry if that sounds scary but it not easy
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