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Timneh African Grey Parrot - African Grey Psittacus E Timneh Bird

Timneh African Grey Parrot African Grey

Notable traits of the Timneh African Grey Parrot Bird: African Grey (Psittacus E Timneh )
Latin Name: Psittacus E Timneh
Common Name: Timneh African Grey Parrot
Description: The Timneh Afircan Grey parrots are generally have a darker breast and abdomen lighter, under tail-coverts tinged with red. The tail feathers are a dark red-brown and upper mandible pink-horn colour with blackish sides bare facial area and the head feathers have a pale edging. The greys lower back is light grey and primaries grey-blackish. Iris pale yellow and they have dark grey feet.
Gender Determination: Can only be determined by DNA test
Trainability: The Timneh Grey is a playful bird and is very trainable.
Length: 30 cm (12 ins)
Average Lifespan: 50 years
Average Weight: 370 - 534 g
Diet: Pellets, Fruit, Veggies, Rice, Pasta, and some seed
Housing: Medium sized Cage
Loudness: Timneh are moderately loud and can be somewhat noisy at times.
Talking Ability: Excellent talkers and mimics these birds can accurately imitate specific human voices and household noises such as the doorbell telephone or microwave. There is still some controversy over whether the Timneh Grey parrot is merely a superb mimic or truly understands some of what it says. These birds possess an uncanny knack for using words in a situational appropriate manner leading some people to believe they have the mentality of a three-year-old human child.
Notes: The Timneh Grey is extremely intelligent, perhaps topping all other parrots in its ability to learn new things throughout a lifetime. Adult Timneh Grey are considered shy and introverted, and usually bond with only one person, being aloof with everyone else. They need to be constantly worked with so they do not fall in to this common trait.

Being so intelligent, Greys seem to adore puzzle-type toys that make them solve puzzles to reach a treat. Once they figure out how to solve such puzzles, they can often reach the treats inside within seconds.

These birds have been vaccinated for the polyoma virus. It is crucial for young birds to be protected as they have little to no immune system for their first year of life. Just as people, cats, dogs are vaccinated, we use vaccines to substantially decrease the incidence of disease in birds. By doing this we have developed a positive reputation that separates us from the "birdie mills" that do not aspire to the same standards. We have a vet on the premises bi-weekly that administer this vaccine and monitors our babies and flock.
Breeding Notes: In most parts of the world, African greys breed when they have short daylight hours. In the Canada this is winter time. Most greys start copulating in October with egg laying starting in November and chicks hatching in December. Since greys are cyclic layers, it does no good to pull eggs for incubation. About the time the first of the season chicks are weaning and become independent, the pair may go back to nest. This would be about March or April, about four months from egg laying to egg laying. The greys then take a rest until next November. Indoor breeding may cause greys to lay year around, but I do believe after a few years of this, it may throw their cycle off and they quit laying for a few years.
Age of Maturity: 3
Breeding Life: 25
Nest: L-Box 10 x 20 inches
Breeding Aviculture: Yes Common
Average Clutch Size: 3-5
Habitat: Western parts Upper Guinea forests Sierra Leone and southern Mali
References: ToyPelletSeed
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