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Re: AFRICAN GREY

Posted by David Von Poppe on 3/17/11
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    On 3/14/11, LINDA wrote:
    > I would like to add an african grey to my flock. I have
    > been looking and there are a few people selling greys that
    > they could no longer care for. The price is alot less
    > expensive then a baby. Can anyone give me their opinion if
    > I should gto for a older bird or stay with a baby. I have
    > about six months of experience with my timneh and severe

    It takes at least 2 yrs for a person to go thru the grey's
    different stages of personality. Those stages are very
    different with each one. As the bird ages, the personality
    shows up more and many people who have greys that have
    changed are disappointed when they see their cuddly little
    bird turn into an aloof, independent bird who doesn't want
    as much contact as before.
    So, if you've gone thru all of these stages (your timneh
    being an adult now)then you can think about a pre owned bird
    but you should realize that the pre owned bird has already
    developed permanent traits which can't be changed. All pre
    owned adults need homes but shouldn't be put into a home and
    eventually sent to another home because of disappointment by
    the current owner.So, it's up to you.