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african grey

  1. Meggie

    I Just Adopted a 30 year old Congo African Grey.

    This post is slightly delayed but I am happy to announce that Lilah is the newest member of my little flock. She's a 30 years old CAG and quite the character. I adopted her through the Greater Chicago Bird Rescue in Villa Park, IL about 3 weeks ago. She fits in so well and I am looking...
  2. PrinceMonroe

    Pictures Cora's stand all set up

    It's a small stand, but I have a small apartment. I've already rearranged it a little from this picture, and I'll probably rearrange it again, but the toys on it are the same. Most of the smaller toys I bought for her are on the stand so I'll be able to watch her while she plays and remove them...
  3. G

    Sick African Grey

    I'm not new to exotics especially our feathered friends. I have had and handled exotic birds for over 30 years. Even though I don't know it all I have some decent knowledge. So in the last week and a half I have noticed Gizmo, my 23 y/o (I adopted her 18 years ago) believed to be a female...
  4. hrafn


    She's never, ever said it before! She's always saying everyone else's names and talking to them, but I've never once heard her say either Kamara or Mara, and she just said both in my voice, clear as day! I don't know why, but I'm gonna cry I'm so happy. It's like she's accepted her name! She's...
  5. Tser

    ChuChu the African grey needs a new cage!

    I am thoroughly owned by ChuChu, a Congo African grey parrot. She is the best parrot in the entire world, of course. I have had her since 1998, when she was just a few months old. Her favorite past times are destroying things, throwing food on the floor, watching her favorite shows on TV...
  6. D

    Becoming a parrot owner

    Hello there, I hope Everyone is doing fabulous. I am interested in becoming a parrot owner ever since I can remember. Just never had the time or money to get one and quite frankly, I’m thankful for it. Two years ago I fell in love with an African Grey that was grocery shopping with his human...
  7. hrafn

    Kamara's out and about!

    Kamara recently became very anxious and afraid of her door being left open, and hasn't been coming out at all since. But just now I opened her doors to rotate some toys, and she clambered out to the top of her cage! So proud of my grey chicken! She has so many fears but she's so brave.
  8. hrafn

    They have had ENOUGH!

    For some absolutely inexplicable reason, though it is half past one in the morning, some random teenager was just standing out on the street for a good twenty minutes rapping on a snare drum like he was on a military drumline. :arghh: Poor Taco woke up a few minutes ago and started to protest...
  9. Doctress

    Pictures Travel cage for CAG

    I’m trying out this cage for Smoky Blue- only for short transport and evacuation if needed. We went to the vet today :) He’s a great model Pics:
  10. MChiper

    Parrot For Student??

    Hi all, I'm interested in getting a Parrot soon and I'd like all your suggestions! :) I have owned Parrots before, but unfortunately had to give them up when I moved here (to Ireland) from South Africa. I had a Congo African Grey (female) and Sun Conure (male). I lived in a freestanding...
  11. hrafn

    Urgent (Non-urgent) Wake up, Kamara!

    This could be my hypervigilant lunacy at work (again), but I'm starting to get really anxious about how much time Kamara spends sleeping every day. She snoozes soundly through the night without issue, so I wouldn't think that she's trying to make up for lack of sleep, but she doesn't seem...
  12. hrafn

    Pictures Ouch!! :(

    Is it just me, or does my poor girl have a MASSIVE lump on her head? :( Poor sweet thing. She definitely wasn't lopsided this morning. I did hear her give a squawk sometime around midnight last night, but when I checked on her she seemed ok. Maybe she slipped off of her perch and fell? Would...
  13. hrafn

    How far is far enough?

    Since everybody's sequestered around the house during Taco and Kamara's quarantine, all in very random places, I'm starting to wonder how the fids will be sorted once quarantine is over. The same room is too dangerous even with insane filtration right? Would adjacent rooms be okay?
  14. hrafn

    I think I may have discovered the source of Kamara's potty mouth!

    All this morning, Kamara has been saying things like, "say 'whoa', say 'hello', come on dude, say 'what's up', come on, do it, say 'waddup b****', say 'whoa', say 'hey sexy'" in a teenage boy's voice. Seems like she didn't pick up her sailor's speech by accident. :angelic: Makes me sad to...
  15. Doctress

    Thank God for Bird Friends

    Bird friends are such a blessing. I was feeling overwhelmed last night, with certain home ownership responsiblities, what is asked of me spiritually, state of world events, etc. I’ve been trying to train Smoky Blue to go in his cage, but he just stares at me. Tried the clicker + special...
  16. hrafn

    Kamara's fear of hands and sticks

    Like all greys, Kamara is intelligent to a fault, and today she demonstrated that by letting herself out of her cage and running around the floor like a loon. I let her waddle around for a while in hopes she'd go back to her cage for bed, but she decided to go to sleep where she stood. Her...
  17. Barnaby Rose

    Oliver is driving me CRAZY please help!

    Hi guys. It has been a while since I have posted (probably a good thing), but here I am again and I need some help. My little man Oliver (he is a Timneh African Grey), is about two years old now (yes, I know, the terrible twos)... and is becoming a little heck*** DEMON with his screaming, and I...
  18. hrafn


    Ever since I lost sweet Rafiki to a sudden and tragic end, I've had my eyes peeled for another CAG. I knew no one could ever replace my baby Rafi, but she made me love her species so much that being without her felt like a cavernous hole in my heart. When I saw Kamara show up on the Humane...
  19. Mariah Hughes

    Getting my first CAG! Need some wisdom :)

    Hello everyone! I'm new here. I'm an experienced bird owner and currently have a Bourke, 3 budgies, and a pair of cockatiels - but I grew up with an elderly adopted Grey and I am an experienced rehabber. Now, after six months of preparation and a heartbreaking experience trying to adopt a...