Pet Spotlight: African Grey Parrots

African grey parrots are a beautiful exotic bird species, but it's not just their gorgeous feathers that makes them attractive to pet owners - they're intelligent, too!  These birds are capable of learning numerous words and phrases.  

What do you need to know about African grey parrots before adding this bird to your family?

Keep an eye on their diet.  Make sure that your parrot has a healthy diet and living space.  African greys are particularly prone to vitamin A, D and calcium deficiencies.  

Provide them with a sufficient living space.  Your parrot is going to need plenty of healthy exercise in order to prevent a few of the common illnesses that these birds suffer from.

Remember, not all of them talk.  While African greys have the ability to talk, not all of these birds end up repeating words and phrases.  Never purchase a parrot with the expectation that they will learn human language.  Your parrot will communicate with you in other ways!

Are you looking to add an African grey parrot to your home?  Visit our Mineola store to see what parrots we have in stock!  We can help set you up with the right living environment, diet and toys for your new exotic pet.  Visit our website to learn more about what we have at For Birds Only & Pet Lovers USA.  You can also give us a call to speak with us directly at 516-739-1015 or visit our website to learn more about the exotic birds, tropical fish, and pet supplies we have.  

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