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What is it about a Grey ???

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A question that can only be answered by member people of this forum.

They are not flashy like a Amazon or Macaw. Just a plane grey parrot with a red tail.

They are not the clowns like a Amazon, or the beauty  of a Macaw. Just a plane grey parrot with a red tail.

They can be very stand offish and only come around in their time.

When they are young they have those very dark almost black eyes that change to yellowish green as they get older.

What is it about them that catches your imagination that will pull you in like an electromagnet ??

What is t about them that keeps you loving them and fascinating about them that's keeps you in their grip for a life time. There has to be more than one answer to this question.

Corky is my beauty in so many ways that I could never pick one.

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I'm only drawn to certain types of parrots, African Greys being #1.  Their soul touches mine for some reason.   I like to justify it by saying I was probably a Grey in a previous life..who knows.   I feel strongly about them.  Very similar to my feelings for my daughter, I care that much for them (my human daughter also feels strongly and refers to GreycieMae as her little sister).  I don't really feel anything for macaws or cockatoos or amazons, no idea why.  My GreycieMae lets me do anything with her and I feel like she loves me right back.  Then there's Huey.  He detests me and would have me evicted but I still am drawn to him, he's so irresistible to me.    Another bird that really really gets into my soul are my conures.  I have two of them and I just love having them with me.  They are totally adorable to me, their little white eye just does something.     I feel like there are other birds that I would really get along with: Quakers, senegals..who knows.

 

Everyone has seen my GreycieMae, this is Tinkerbell and Connor - my other two loves:

 

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For me it was the intelligence, sensitivity, and yes, the ability to talk.  I've always thought greys are very handsome parrots.  And maybe I am a glutton for punishment, but greys do everything in their own good time and in their own fussy way -- and I like that.  The cat of the parrot kingdom perhaps.  

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It's hard for me to answer this because the only bird I have any experience with is my TAG. Would I be drawn to others? I'm not sure. All I know is that Timber has had my heart since a few days after I brought him home.

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I think for me it was the first parrot that I'd had hands on experience with. I was working in a pet store at the time and we had an African Grey in. I was fascinated. I'd already been working with smaller birds such as budges, finches, canaries, rosellas and kakarikis but the grey that was in really caught my eye. Whilst he was there we taught him to dance and say "hi". We would take him out of his cage on our lunch breaks to help socialise him before a family came along who wanted to buy him. It was sad to see him go.

That set in motion a lot of reading and research to see if a grey was the right fit for me... and whether I was the right fit for a grey.... and of course I ended up with Alfie. Weirdly, the talking was never really a massive selling point for me. I do love hearing Alfie talk but he's not a big talker... not compared to some.

The other parrot that caught my eye was an Eclectus called Reggie. We had him in from another store because they hadn't looked after him properly. We sorted his diet out, had him out on breaks and socialised him and he was such an awesome bird. If I were to ever get another bird I would seriously consider an eclectus if I decided against a second grey. His condition improved drastically in our care and he soon went home with a family after that. I missed him loads because I'd spent a lot of time with him on my breaks... he did like to try and steal my lunch instead of eating the healthy food I was offering him! 😂 

Whilst I admire larger birds such as macaws, I know they wouldn't be a good fit for my home and lifestyle. I don't think I have enough space to fit a macaw as there wouldn't be enough space for them to fly/exercise enough. And then there's the noise and destruction too, which I imagine is much higher on the scale than with Alfie.

So I think for me it was the fact I was able to get some hands on experience with the smaller birds as well as the African Grey and Eclectus that came through the doors. I think I mostly admired their intelligence and how much information they took in from the humans around them. Whilst I do like watching smaller birds I don't think I'd ever keep them myself. Not saying they're not intelligent or interesting... the budgies in particular were escape artists. There's just something I admire about parrots and something that hooked me in all those years ago.

 

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