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edjaned Avatar
7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
thinking of getting another grey as i was advised another grey would be best,was wondering if u parrot owners have kept other parrots with greys and how they got on?

also any other parrot chat and advice appreciated

and pics :)
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
I have a grey and re-homed a green amazon, the amazon was a little bit too curious and the grey was a little bit too shy, so I had to put it (the green) up for adoption. :) good luck.
#2
thanks ctuk was your grey young when u introduced another bird?
anyone know of a good website to but 2nd hand parrot accesories i could do with a 2nd cage?

what seed do u feed your grey ctuk?
#3
i have a african grey his on his own had im about 12 years now, he talks, very active in his cage, play with his toys and takes part in family discussions (when telling kids of he starts screaming)
friends got two greys in cage they get on well but dont interact as much as my bird
#4
Pics will follow on Monday as my laptop is currently in for repairs!

No problems between my Caique/Grey but then they were both introduced when they were around 5 months old. My local pet place usually has all varieties of parrots out playing which each other, the least friendly are always the little green macaws.

What I love about the two is they are both so different - my grey is less cuddly and just wants a head scratch whereas the caique usually tries to sneak inside your jumper for a nap (when he isn't busy being a menace!).

Regarding noise - I'd say they were both about the same, the caique only tends to get noisy when you leave the room, or when he wants uncovering in the morning. Best way to curb noise is to give them a new plaything - works a treat :thumbsup:

Youtube is pretty handy - there are literally thousands of parrot videos on there! I remember looking at various caique videos before getting mine (along with other research).
#5
Sorry to hijack this thread! I have an african grey, coming up to a year old, she says hello, but just wolf whistles, chirps and makes random noises.... we spend a lot of time talking to her and paying her attention, but no more words! Shes only noisy when you walk away from her into another room too! Should she be talking at this stage?
#6
mcscoobs
Sorry to hijack this thread! I have an african grey, coming up to a year old, she says hello, but just wolf whistles, chirps and makes random noises.... we spend a lot of time talking to her and paying her attention, but no more words! Shes only noisy when you walk away from her into another room too! Should she be talking at this stage?


It can take up to two years for the words to start flowing, even longer in some cases! Mine is exactly the same and he's approx 18 months old :)

& yes can relate to leaving the room - usually get a couple of wolf whistles amongst other silly sounds!
#7
Here he is - used to aid a FS item on here, good looking chap :)

http://i44.tinypic.com/vou3y8.jpg
#8
just becareful because mines 12 as i said and he picks up words so quick (fastest words he picked up after hello was kids names then swear words)
when we go out we leave cartoon network on for him
he loves ed ed an eddy he whistles the tune over an over again
loves to do the siren noises, smoke alarm and of course the phone
but if you want him to say something special tape your self saying it then record it and leave it playing over and over trust me once they start they dont ever shutup (or that might just be mine)
#9
aghhh lol stunning colours :)
is he around the size of a grey or smaller?
#10
ttwcd
just becareful because mines 12 as i said and he picks up words so quick (fastest words he picked up after hello was kids names then swear words)
when we go out we leave cartoon network on for him
he loves ed ed an eddy he whistles the tune over an over again
loves to do the siren noises, smoke alarm and of course the phone
but if you want him to say something special tape your self saying it then record it and leave it playing over and over trust me once they start they dont ever shutup (or that might just be mine)


How old was yours when he first said something other than "hello" lol
#11
started mumbling about six months very had to understand but by a year old everyone could clearly understand him sorry just read your reply again after a year started picking up kids names and dogs name
but we used to sit at night after telly went of and kids in bed just talking to him words we wanted him to say
also first thing in morning from the first day we had him to today he goes through everything he knows
also very clever when you put your coat on he shouts see you later lol
#12
i love parrots!! can anyone persuade my oh we should have one!!

more pics please for the parrot lover! :)
#13
edjaned;4163942
thanks ctuk was your grey young when u introduced another bird?
anyone know of a good website to but 2nd hand parrot accesories i could do with a 2nd cage?

what seed do u feed your grey ctuk?

She was 3 years old, not sure how old the green was (no ring)

I feed her Pets at home parrot food but I add extra monkey nuts and dried fruit. with odd small treats (like mash)
#14
i petrified of birds but my grey is so much part of the family so much fun, everyone that sees him love him his very entertaining (but very noise) and you need to spend time with them
my house would be lost without him

(we do get cross with him when trying to watch somthing or trying to talk on phone)
#15
i have a big bag of the pets at home food as i have changed alfies food,
if u want it i will post if u just pay postage?
#16
any idea how much the post would be?
#17
no ides whatsoever
will weigh it and get back to u obviously if its to much its not worth sending
#18
shame you're so far away as there is someone wanting to rehome their african grey on thanet freecycle
hi there everyone this is a very sad and serious post my african grey
jimbo is very depressed i love him to bits but unfortunately he only
likes men (which is why i think he maybe a she) he tolerates me but is
not happy so i feel he needs another very loving home with someone who
can give him the attention he needs he is definately not for resale
and if i find anyone suitable to have him i will be requesting updates
on his wellbeing the home will be vetted and i will be asking for a
contract to be written up so if he doesnt settle i will have him back
please understand why i have to be so strict about this but he is a
very special bird and i want him to be happy i will miss him terribly
and this is a very reluctant decision i have to make but im doing it
for his sake please email me with any questions many thanks best
wishes
#19
edjaned;4164430
no ides whatsoever
will weigh it and get back to u obviously if its to much its not worth sending

yeah no problem.

But since we have another parrot thread, here's my poor youtube vid http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uM4AfRHjMoU
:lol:
#20
[IMG]http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc42/edjaned/phone024.jpg[/IMG]

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc42/edjaned/phone023.jpg
#21
also... where are greyparrot and mardy?
#22
I really want a Green Amazon, my Dad had 2 and my Nan had 1....but I've no experience in birds, what toys they like, how big their cage needs to be, environment for them to be in all that sort of stuff. Would anyone be kind enough to give me some tips?
#23
the biggest cage u can afford and a playstand
have a look at some toys on northern parrots
they are best kept in the room where u and your family are
#24
my grey likes to rip up the cardboard out of toilet roll he likes any shredding toys and he likes the foot toys
#25
I know theres online shops where specialist parrot dealers will train them from birth and tame them before selling them....is there any ones that you know of or am I best off going into a parrot/pet shop?
#26
edjaned
my grey likes to rip up the cardboard out of toilet roll he likes any shredding toys and he likes the foot toys

mine also likes empty crisp packets, also babies rattles or wooden toys i guess anything that he can demolish lol
#27
personally i would buy of a reputable breeder rather than a parrot shop plus they are more expensive in the shop
some info here http://animal-world.com/encyclo/birds/amazons/AmazonProfile.htm
#28
there is a list of breeders on here
http://www.ukparrotcages.co.uk/parrot_breeders.html

others will probably be able to tell u more,im still learning :)
#29
when we bought ours it was 12 years ago i idid know at the time he wasa wild bird caught and brought to this country (he was young still had the baby colour eyes i know it dont make it better)if i had known at the time we would have not bought him
try and get a hand reared bird but dont forget you could have that bird for 50 years if your lucky and it still needs the time that you spend with it from a baby to the day he dies
#30
because we work so much, I have been considering putting my grey up for adoption.

Just over 2 years old, he is very quick to learn speech, but he also likes to scream!!

Issue we have is he is frightened of everything, and he only likes us when he likes us, most of the time he bites!! He had his wings clipped because he flew away when we first had him (bust open a window) and they have never grown back properly.

We have a newborn in the house and the parrot doesnt help sometimes, scream scream lol.

Anyone have any pointers?

Advice to others tho, I would really only get a parrot if someone is in most of the day, remember not to buy them just for speech because some wont bother!! Also, greys in particular can bond to one member of the family, and hate the rest. So be careful with that. Greys are also very very clever, some times too clever.

If you are adament on a talker, amazon parrots are slightly better than greys with affection.

If you are after parrot love (no filthy jokes btw) then buy a sun conure, they are amazing little fellows, they dont talk much, but they love you so much, they love every family member and can be handled whenever.
#31
when ours used to scream (and what a horrible noise) we used to put cover over him till he quitened down, as soon as he quitened down we lifted cover of him this worked but took us a while
his problem was he didnt like any males and in mine theres four (no not lucky just kids are boys)
talking about greys being clever after having ours a year he worked out how to open his cage so would let himself out all the time (i also have cats but he sorted them out pretty quick)
#32
ttwcd
when ours used to scream (and what a horrible noise) we used to put cover over him till he quitened down, as soon as he quitened down we lifted cover of him this worked but took us a while
his problem was he didnt like any males and in mine theres four (no not lucky just kids are boys)
talking about greys being clever after having ours a year he worked out how to open his cage so would let himself out all the time (i also have cats but he sorted them out pretty quick)


yer, problem we have is he would be petrified if I covered the cage, and when he is scared, he falls off his perch and then a feather breaks, which leads to bleeding etc. Very hard work.

If I ever take something unusual or big in the lounge where he is, I have to say, dont be scared. And you can guess what his latest phrase is now lol . . .
#33
ours was like this as i said early i bought a wild bird without knowing, we used a smaller cage which we put on floor (i know it dont look good) but we had read this in parrot books (might have changed now thinking about it but as i say it was 12 yrs ago) it also had low perch in cage so the bird cant fall far and do his self an injury we placed cage in living room where everyone sat and as soon as he started screaming cover him up and they dont like it but it worked ive had mine 12 years now and yes he does still scream but its only a child scream that he got of my kids (bless them)
#34
pics...

Before Growth (the wimpy one at the back):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/mooshooes/Picture033cropped.jpg

After:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/mooshooes/PA160308cropped.jpg
#35
aww they are so cute. Ours is much bigger, with skiis as feet lol!! Ours isnt nice tho, perhaps he needs a companion . . .
#36
I'm in the process of moving - the boys will soon have a large conservatory to play in :-D Will try and post pictures when I get a chance...

edjaned - my caique is much smaller than a grey! Probably a 1/3rd of the size I'd say. Similar in size to a conure but he literally has 'tree trunk' legs. Are there any particular birds you like? If I could have another I'd get a Sun Conure - they are truly beautiful colour wise and very friendly little things too.

I'm not so sure I'd say Amazon's are definitely more affectionate - I guess it depends on the bird, they all have different personalities and likes/dislikes. My caique is super affectionate and loves snuggling up under your chin/neck - but I'm sure not all do :) He's currently busy tearing up todays newspaper...
#37
foxymissroxy
i love parrots!! can anyone persuade my oh we should have one!!

more pics please for the parrot lover! :)


Best decision you will ever make getting one :) Just remember they want lots and lots of attention and create plenty of mess! All parrots are different, smaller ones are easier to look after in general - WH Smiths/Pets At Home sell a Parrot Magazine, a few months ago they had an article on first time parrot buyers and pros/cons for each species (greys, amazons, cockatoos etc) - you can purchase past issues :thumbsup:

I think there is a pretty good community on here too for parrot advice!
#38
ctuk the food would cost to much to post so i will put it on the freecycle sorry

have u got more than one grey?
#39
edjaned;4200249
ctuk the food would cost to much to post so i will put it on the freecycle sorry

have u got more than one grey?

no problem :thumbsup:

Only one, my parents were breeding parrots for a few years - so we bought one off them and have fed her since she was 2 weeks old
#40
Woohoo. Just won a bargain of a cage on eBay :) Went to have a look at Northern Parrots in Bury, even though they had no parrots in the shop upstairs was covered in cages and literally hundreds of toys :)

Just need to get its home sorted and find a nice Amazon :)

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