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Re: Australian Magpie do they learn to mimic like mynahs, pa

Posted by Jon Maine on 8/11/04
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    On 7/12/04, David wrote:
    > A young man in Irvine wants to do a trade with us a pair
    > of "Australian Magpies "for an African Grey baby. He says
    > the magpies mimic like mynahs or parrots is this true.
    > Do they have to have a low iron diet also thank you

    We have a juvenille English Magpie ( pica pica )which is
    most definately a mimic and at 4 to 5 months old is starting
    to say his name, he seems to do it when we are out of the
    room and wants attention. Hope it helps you.