The African Grey Parrot
has a history with humans dating back to ancient times, a fact that is no wonder to today’s grey owners. With plumage like a regal suit of armor, luminous, ever-watchful eyes and a vivid crimson tail, the grey's alluring beauty has held our favor for centuries as a companion bird. But beyond good looks, it's this bird’s intelligence and personality that keeps us hooked.
Aviculturists have two recognized sub-species for African Greys:
The Congo African grey
is by far the favorite of the two subspecies; it is larger and its feathers are more prominently scalloped, and it has a bright scarlet tail that reaches full coloring at maturity.
The Timneh African grey
is smaller with a deeper grey body, a lighter colored beak, and tail ranging in color from maroon to charcoal. The Congo is often s