Every potential pet owner has a something different they look for a in a pet. But when it comes to intelligence, affection and beauty, it’s hard to top the African Grey parrot. One of the charming appeals of parrots is their remarkable ability to speak and mimic sounds. The African Grey ranks near the top for intelligence and verbal skills. If you’re a bird lover who has the time and energy to devote affection to a pet, the African Grey is the perfect pet. The best place to find an African Grey parrot in Deerfield Beach is Golden Cockatoo.
Physically, the African Grey parrot is a bird that demands respect. It’s a mid-sized parrot, which isn’t quite as large as a macaw. But it’s large black beak, muscular grey physique, intense gaze and red tail give it a distinct look which makes it stand out from the crowd. One of the first things you’ll notice about the African Grey is its social skills. If you’re looking for a pet which is affectionate, it’s hard to find one better than the African Grey. In the wild, they can be found in the jungles of West and Central Africa and often travel in flocks of more than 100. When in captivity, they’re known for being one of the best talking birds.
Before you think about purchasing an African Grey, it’s important to determine how much time you can devote to your pet. These birds require a great amount of love and affection. It’s recommended to spend at least 4 hours of interaction a day and give it plenty of things to occupy its attention. You want to make sure bird cage enables your pet to forage for food or chew on toys. Although it’s great to own an extremely intelligent bird, there is one significant drawback. Because African Greys require a lot of attention, life in a cage can be extremely difficult. They are very sensitive birds and can develop mental illness without enough stimulation. This can result in self-destructive behavior, such as feather plucking, self-mutilation.
The professionals at Golden Cockatoo in Deerfield Beach take great pride in finding good homes for these beautiful birds. While we want every bird to find a good home, not every pet owner is meant to own one. Purchasing an African Grey or any kind of parrot takes a special type of person with the time and dedication to give your pet the love and attention it deserves. Whether you’re in the market for an African, Amazon or Cockatoo parrots, Golden Cockatoo is South Florida’s source for exotic birds and pet accessories. Visit their bird store in Deerfield Beach or call toll free (877) 775-2475.