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 on: February 17, 2018, 10:33:51 AM 
Started by saartjie.dutoit - Last post by kazky
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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 on: February 17, 2018, 10:14:37 AM 
Started by saartjie.dutoit - Last post by saartjie.dutoit
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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 on: February 16, 2018, 05:05:13 PM 
Started by saartjie.dutoit - Last post by kazky
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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 on: February 16, 2018, 12:05:59 PM 
Started by saartjie.dutoit - Last post by saartjie.dutoit
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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 on: February 15, 2018, 08:35:59 PM 
Started by Crazeymacey88 - Last post by kazky
No of course I don’t think you’re to blame, don’t make yourself feel worse. I just remember you asking lots of questions so thought it would be useful for you to research, I didn’t realise you had already done that :)

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 on: February 15, 2018, 08:33:13 PM 
Started by Crazeymacey88 - Last post by Crazeymacey88
After I lost my Yvie I couldn't stand the house without the noise of her, it made losing her even harder, so I got a baby within a couple of months. It helped me so much and I never felt I was replacing her as you can never replace them, but it filled the void.

My baby is 2 now and an absolute joy, there is no comparison between them so you really don't compare, personalities are so vastly different.

I would say get one, people who don't have birds will never understand the bond we form and the pain the loss causes. Make sure you do lots of reading to ensure you fully understand what they need, I know you sometimes felt a bit confused with what Harrie needed.

Keep us informed, I'm sure a new companion will help you cope x
Thank you :) it's good to know they are different . Not sure if I read your message wrong. do you think I did something wrong to Harrie maybe that's why she die :(. Iv got books and read as much as I could before having her and after I had got her.i couldn't stop checking. I was just making sure I was doing right before giving anything to her olny because I didn't want to do anything wrong.The books don't tell you everything.
I made a book I made called it Harries book lol.
I would write everything down i learnt and checked with people on here.
Just seemed like that because you said to
 Reading more about them.do think it my fault.
I do still feel to blame.



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 on: February 10, 2018, 02:40:33 PM 
Started by BlackJAC - Last post by kazky
That’s so very cute most parrots hate toes, my grey loves them for some reason, she rests her beak on mine! Makes me very nervous

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 on: February 10, 2018, 11:44:57 AM 
Started by BlackJAC - Last post by BlackJAC
I work from home and have 1 coffee in the morning and maybe 2 cups of tea up to 5pm. It's not as if I go overboard.  She's also really partial to the cups themselves.  She'll stand next to empty ones and either bash her beak against them or rest the tip of her beak against the rim.  She's actually fallen asleep like that 2 or 3 times.  :rofl:

She doesn't even attempt to bite them as she's watched carefully.  Just derives a lot of comfort from cups. lol.  It's only my cups she becomes really protective over.  Not in an aggressive way, just shouts out daddy 3times, like a kid would if they were being teased by their older sibling(s). She makes a bee line for them too if they're close to her cage.  She does the same with remotes/phones, but those are done in an aggressive way as she hates them.  Like she hates bare toes.

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 on: February 09, 2018, 08:40:26 PM 
Started by BlackJAC - Last post by kazky
do you have that level of love for a cuppa? Seems she’s latched on to something that someone in your home loves & she now loves it. Or she might just like the sounds &’the smell, she’s a grey so who knows

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 on: February 09, 2018, 01:43:58 PM 
Started by BlackJAC - Last post by BlackJAC
Thought I'd pop on to say hi and write something positive for a change rather than just posting about Yeller when she's ill.  I hope you are all doing well and the little bundle of mischievous feathers are doing good too

About illness, she's been completely fine and remains in good health.  Phew, those vet bills were the real killers.

Since I've been away, Yeller has acquired a truly bizarre and sometimes hilarious fascination over cups of tea. She goes absolutely bananas when she hears the kettle going in the kitchen and jumps right onto my hand, then flaps all the way through to the kitchen.  Dragging me with her.  She then keeps saying "Ooooh, I want a Bruuuuu" (brew) and makes all the water pouring, milk pouring and tea spoon noises on cue.  :rofl:

Once the tea is made she then becomes very possessive over the cup and contents.  She'll sit with me making all the drinking noises and if I've got the audacity to leave the cup half filled, she'll guard the cup with her life.  The most hilarious thing about it, if someone goes near the cup in my absence, she'll call out "Daddy, daddy, daddy".  Absolutely no idea how this fascination came about.  She's crazy.

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