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Re: AFRICAN GREY

Posted by Don on 7/11/11
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    On 3/17/11, linda wrote:
    > thank you for your opinion!
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    > On 3/17/11, David Von Poppe wrote:
    >> 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.

    I have a female african grey, six years old, with large cage, I no
    longer have the ability to care for it. It is a temmneh, and if
    you know of anyone that would be interested please contact me at
    989-313-0666