In Memory of African Grey: A Tale of Love, Loss, and Lessons Learned

Once upon a time, in a quaint little home nestled amidst the bustling city of Dubai, there lived a magnificent African grey parrot named Mitthu. His story is one of uniqueness, intelligence, and undying love.

Experience the joy, fame, and tragedy of Mitthu, the extraordinary African Grey Parrot, in this heartrending tale of love, loss, and lessons learned.

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Original Mitthu Photo

Mitthu’s journey began when I adopted him as a young and curious parrot, barely a year old. From the moment he fluttered into my life, it was evident that Mitthu was no ordinary bird. His intelligence shone brightly, illuminating every corner of our home with his vibrant personality.

Unlike other African grey parrots, Mitthu possessed a remarkable intellect that surpassed all expectations. His ability to speak fluently in four different languages left us in awe, as he effortlessly strung together complete sentences with finesse and charm.

As Mitthu’s talents became more apparent, my friends encouraged me to share his extraordinary abilities with the world. And so, I created a TikTok account for him, where he quickly became a sensation, captivating the hearts of thousands with his wit and humor.

He became a star on Tiktok over nights, so I named his account @TiktokParrot on Tiktok and therefore this website name is also

In no time, Mitthu’s popularity soared to new heights, as he garnered over 300K fans and amassed over 5M likes on his videos. His fame transcended beyond social media, attracting the attention of big companies and newspaper agencies eager to feature his talents.

But amidst the glitz and glamour of his newfound fame, tragedy struck with a cruel and unforgiving blow. One fatal mistake, born out of ignorance, robbed Mitthu of his vibrant life. I unknowingly fed him avocado, unaware of its deadly consequences for parrots.

One sweltering afternoon, returning from my office, I decided to treat Mitthu to some of my avocado toast. He’d been eyeing it from his perch, his little head cocked inquisitively. “Want a bite, buddy?” I’d asked, unaware of the silent killer I was offering.

He gobbled it down with gusto, soon his usual chatter replaced by a contented silence. As I quickly ran towards my mobile and looked up on the internet, it was then I saw the article – “Deadly Foods for Parrots: Avocado Topping the List.”

My heart hammered against my ribs as I did not even get the chance to take him to the vet. I could see he was battling with breathing and struggling to stay alive. In just few minutes my beloved parrot was becoming lifeless. Mitthu, my brilliant, eloquent friend, lay listless on the table, his once vibrant eyes dull. While I was still trying to call the vet, but it was too late. My ignorance had stolen the light from him, leaving behind a hollow shell.

Grief choked me like a shroud. I spent days in a daze, the house eerily silent without Mitthu’s chatter.

The silence screamed of his absence. Here I wrote the first blog about the tragedy, my fingers trembling on the keyboard, my tears blurring the screen. It was a raw, emotional plea, a cautionary tale for every bird owner. I poured my pain onto the page, hoping to spare others the heartbreak I endured.

The realization of my mistake came crashing down like a ton of bricks, leaving me shattered and consumed by guilt. How I watched helplessly as Mitthu’s once vibrant spirit faded away, his life snuffed out in an instant by a simple yet deadly mistake.

The pain of losing Mitthu cut deep into my soul, leaving behind a void that could never be filled. Mitthu became a symbol – not just of avian brilliance, but also of the responsibility that comes with love.

In his honor, I created this website – “” – a platform dedicated to African Grey Parrots. It became my sanctuary, a place to channel my grief into something positive. I research everything I can about African greys care, their dietary needs, their emotional complexities. Then I pour my knowledge into blogs, infographics, videos – anything that could help others understand these magnificent creatures.

Mitthu may be gone, but his legacy lives on. This website became a haven for parrot owners, a community of shared knowledge and love. Emails poured in – stories of rescued birds, thriving companions, lives enriched by these intelligent creatures. Each one was a testament to Mitthu’s impact, a whisper of his spirit echoing through the virtual world.

One day, a message arrived from a woman named Sarah. Her African Grey, Charlie, was withdrawn, refusing to eat. The vet suspected depression. Sarah, a single mother, confided that she felt lost, unsure of how to connect with her feathered friend. Reading about Mitthu’s story, she saw a flicker of hope.

As I interacted with Sarah, guiding her through the intricacies of parrot care, a sense of purpose bloomed within me. Slowly, Charlie began to respond, his listlessness replaced by a spark of curiosity. Sarah sent videos of him mimicking her voice, tentative at first, then growing bolder. Each chirp, each playful squawk, was a bittersweet symphony, a reminder of Mitthu yet a promise of new beginnings.

Though the ache for Mitthu never truly fades, it transforms. It becomes a gentle reminder, a warmth that fuels my passion for “” The website continues to grow, reaching new corners of the internet.

When my beloved bird passed away, I informed his fans on Tiktok and they were shocked. His loyal fans still follow his ID on Tiktok and remember him and watch his silly funny videos.

As I shared my story with the world, I hoped to raise awareness about the dangers of feeding certain foods to parrots, so that others wouldn’t have to experience the same heartbreak that I did.

As I mentioned above in honor of Mitthu’s memory, I created this website dedicated to African Grey Parrots, a platform where I could share valuable information and spread awareness about the care and well-being of these magnificent birds.

Though Mitthu may no longer be by my side, his legacy lives on through the love and passion that I pour into every word I write here on this website. He may have left this world, but his spirit will forever remain etched in my heart, a beacon of light that guides me through the darkness.

His legacy lives on in every bird saved from neglect, in every owner who understands their feathered friend a little better. His spirit echoes in the laughter of children playing with their parrots, in the scientific breakthroughs that pave the way for a more connected world.

As I bring this blog to a close, my tears stream down my cheeks, a testament to the enduring love I hold for my beloved parrot. Though our time together was cut short, the memories we shared will forever be cherished, a precious reminder of the bond we shared and the love that will never fade away………..

I still love you and forever!

My dearest Mitthu, I am endlessly sorry for the mistake that cost your precious life.
I hope you can forgive me from wherever you are.
I miss you terribly.

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