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Re: Age for a female african grey have babies

Posted by Randy on 8/31/08
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    On 8/31/08, Randy wrote:
    > On 8/28/08, Jay wrote:
    >> I have a 3 years old african grey congo,,just want to know
    >> when will be the right time to bring male for her? cuz I'm
    >> planning to buy a male african grey congo parrot
    >
    > If you present bird has been a pet since you've owned her,
    > the chances of breeding it will not be successful. If you
    > purchase another bird who has been a breeder but was never a
    > pet, the chances are high that the breeder will seriously
    > maim the pet bird. If you DO successfully breed your female,
    > the chances of her ever being a pet bird again are very
    > small. The starting ages of greys being bred are 6 yrs and
    > older.

    PS--Pet greys are rarely bred because they've developed a
    strong bond with the owner. Breeder greys only have bonds with
    each other, not people. In my opinion, it's a very cruel thing
    to do to a pet grey when trying to breed her/him. Most other
    owners of pet greys will tell you the same thing.