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Re: Wanting to purchase an african grey

Posted by Diane on 10/13/07
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    Pete,
    Thank you for your response. My daughter says the lady that
    owns the grey says it has never bitten anyone and she has
    children that it is good with. My concern is that when
    sexually mature that will change. Are all greys unpredictable
    and nippy? Would she be better off with a red-bellied?


    On 10/13/07, Pete wrote:
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    > I do not understand why you are looking for a three
    year
    > old Bird, but I`m sure you know? Greys in general are not
    > reliably friendly around children. A three year old Bird
    > would have a history behind it that could be good or very
    bad
    > for your Grand-child? Greys are not particularly cuddly at
    > three and if he lunges at her,it could injure the child. The
    > Timneh Grey is more calm and reliable than the Congo Grey,
    > but a child would still have to be supervised at all times.
    I
    > make my Grand-kids wear safety glasses when they play with
    my
    > birds. Even with supervision, the birds are fast and could
    do
    > damage.
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    >> My daughter is looking to purchase a 3 year old male
    >> african grey (congo) and my 7 year old grandaughter is in
    >> the house. Is a grey a safe bird to have around
    >> children? If supervised of course. Any info on congos I
    >> can pass on to her would be greatly appreciated!