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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly about African greys

nightfly

Meeting neighbors
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Arizona and NJ, U.S.A.
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Don
The good? Great companions, and they talk.
The bad? Sometimes they won't shut up. Mine still comes out with a couple of curse words he learned from brother in law when we were on our honeymoon 28 years ago.
 

BertAllen

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Ontario
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Dave
African Gray
The face you can't help but love.
The attitude of a toddler.
And the ability to go from angel to
a psychopath in 2.7 seconds flat.
 

Snowghost

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Virginia
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Very true, and almost every evening, after dark, Paco turns into Mr. Chatterbox, I really need to teach him some new words.
 

NelBird

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3/20/23
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Location
California
The good:

  • Will chatter and talk to me all day long.
  • Loves to play and be chased, then do the chasing
  • Very open to trying new things as long as he feels safe
  • Very affectionate, loves to cuddle in the crook of my neck
The bad:
  • Doesn’t care for my husband much. Bit him hard a few times but I do think that was hubby’s fault. I’m better at reading Nellie’s body language. Hubby tries to interact with Nellie like how one would with a dog. He’s working on it.
I don’t have many “bads”. I know Nel’s dusty but I take him outside when I can and he shakes. Baths help and so do air filters. He can be a messy eater at times but he has so much fun with it that I don’t mind the clean up. Wish I could turn his waste into a face cream, I’d make some serious bank.:greedy: :laughing2:
 

conurehrdr

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I'm thankful for this thread! I am humming and hawing over a TAG or a WC Pionus and everything is screaming 'GET A PIONUS!'. This thread proves it! :D.
 

Lady Jane

Ripping up the road
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Maryland
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Dianne
Aww African Grays are super birds. All you need is to understand their needs.


i guess you read here
 
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