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Re: Wanting to purchase an african grey

Posted by Pete on 10/14/07
(6) Comments

    Diane Speak to the lady that has the Bird, not your young
    daughter who wants the Bird.

    On 10/13/07, Diane wrote:
    > 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:
    >> 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.
    >>> 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!