Hi, my name is Seth I just adopted a 5 year old African grey Named Roux. I have had her for 7 months. She was some what neglected and completely terrified of her last owner and has a small plucking problem and she was on a full seed diet. Her poor wings where also butchered. They where cut so so short even past her flight feathers.
I joined just to get more info and help making her as happy as i can.
From what i can tell roux is a female and now i have her on a zupreem diet with whole nuts as treats and a mix of fresh peppers, bananas, carrots, and other assorted veggies. She really does not like the fresh food to much but in time i hope to get her eating more. I always wrap her bowl in news paper or cardboard to give her a challenge. she also has a mineral stone which she dose not care about at all and she has stone grit perches which she like to scrape her beak accros.
I live in Florida so i have an indoor cage and an out door cage so she can get direct sunlight. She spends the days when im not home in the outdoor cage and when im home she lives on the top of her indoor cage. I only put her in her cage at night.
I try to let her catch some rain which she seems ok with other wise she things she is being murdered at the sight of any other source of water that could contact her.
Over all she is friendly to all people in the house hold and new people. She only likes to be petted at night but will gladly be held at all times of the day by anyone. She could careless about toys of any kind.
She does not speak at all but she does mimic water, cat meow, and puppy barking.
Over all she is super sweet and i just wanted to get some info from anyone that has adopted an african grey from a troubled background.
Should i ever expect her to stop plucking?
Do you think she will ever talk ( i talk to her every day saying good morning and good night and good bird)?
And is there any thing else should do for her.