If you have African Grey Parrot, you will notice that your parrot has his/ her own favorite person in the house. He/ she will not be friendly or calm to everyone in the house, that’s how my Mitthu (TiktokParrot) behaves too. He does’t like everyone and his aggression levels are different, to some people he is extremely gentle and playful, on the other hand there are some people which he hates and would fly towards the person and try to bite 🙂
Okay enough of about my parrot (Mitthu), let’s talk about overall grey behavior, the African grey parrot is a highly intelligent, highly sensitive bird that is uncomfortable with sudden change. He is also highly social, spending nearly 24 hours a day with his mate or flock in the wild. The bonding process may be slow and suffer setbacks, but with caution and proper care your African grey will slowly learn to value, and even need, your company.
African greys bond readily, often with one member of the family or specifically to males or females. This one-on-one bond can occasionally lead to aggression towards others.
These handsome, good-nature birds make excellent companions and family pets for people who have the time to spend with these very social creatures. When handled often, African greys are generally interactive and affectionate. They will often persistently solicit petting and head scratches.
African greys are very playful and enjoy climbing and chewing. It is important to keep these smart birds busy, as boredom can lead to problems such as feather picking and screaming. Providing non-toxic, commercially available wooden branches sold in most pet stores, as well as other parrot-safe toys that promote chewing, will afford many hours of entertainment and exercise for this inquisitive pet.
There are two types of African grey parrots: the large grey Congo African grey, with a bright red tail, and the smaller, darker grey-colored Timneh African grey, with a maroon-colored tail.
Stay safe and much love !