Bird Type: African grey

Milk thistle – Liver disease webinar Dr. Lamb

I live with several parrots (not their first home). Three of them have liver issues (blood tests) – cockatoo was put on milk thistle, Amazon was diagnosed & then taken off milk thistle, and the third, a CAG female chronic egg layer is on heart medications for an enlarged heart & even though liver was […]

Feeding eggs to parrots.

I saw on a post on the website by a person named BRENDA that she approved the feeding of eggs to parrots. Now, to my knowledge that is dangerous. Veterinarians now are NOT recommending eggs due to parrots dying from STROKES because they were routinely fed eggs. My present avian vet, Dr. Paul Welch, described […]

How many Nutriberries tropical

Hi. I am trying to work out the cost of feeding my African grey these. If he was fed these exclusively how many a day would he need? And also how many are in a 1.36kg bag? Kind regards

Gri jako African Grey

Slm.ben türkiyeden yazıyorum. 2 ay önce bir çift gri jako papagan aldım daha önce yavru vermiş Ben şu an yumurta alamadım erkek dişiyi besliyor birbirlerine kur yapıyorlar ama çiftleşmiyorlar yavru alabilmem için ne yapmalıyım. Slm. I am writing from Turkey. I bought a pair of gray jaco parrots 2 months ago, they gave offspring before […]

Fresh foods

I see birds being offered big bowls of veggies & greens, but exactly how much should be given to say an Amazon or CAG on a daily basis?

Grey behavior

I have an African Grey who loves to imitate the sound of the smoke detector alarm. Staff in the apartment I’m in checks these alarms twice a year, so there’s no chance for her to forget it. What can I do to stop the behavior? I currently cover the cage, which stops the noise until […]

African grey not very active

Hi. My African grey who is mostly active And noisy has suddenly become more on the calmer and quieter side for the past 2 days. It feeds well and the color of its droppings look normal. Should I be worried ?

African Grey

I have an African Grey 24years old by itself i the cage has never had a mate always thought it was a boy until we found eggs this year along has been thus the most she has layed over 12 eggs is this normal of should this be a sign of something wrong

African grey – health

My 15 months old Congo African Grey had red feathers on his chest and legs. However, over the last few months, he is losing his red feathers. Will his red feathers grow back? Many thanks, Monica

African Gray not producing eggs

I have African gray pairs , i am watching them via CCTV cam they are crossing properly and using teh nest box but they are not producing eggs. on the other side on same envoirment my other gray pairs are producing eggs properly and hatching please advise

My Grey is laying eggs.

Should I remove the eggs,in the past shehas broken them and eaten them,now she is trying to hatch them.

African Grey appearance

Is it normal for my African Grey’s pupils to be constantly dilated and fluffed up and preening often at 6months old? He often looked zoned out or confused we have 2 and the other doesn’t do this so I was wondering if it just his character or if something may be wrong.


I have pair of African greys male and female they are about 4 years old can they start to breeding

epileptic african grey

I picked up an african grey a few years ago in the road . After a long while she became very tame and has a wonderful, gentle nature. To my absolute dismay she has started having the most horrendous seizures and I have noticed a growth above her left eye. Please assist – i dont […]

African grey pair

I have a breeding pair of greys which have mated several times over last couple weeks. She has laid one egg 3 days ago and is sitting on it nearly all the time but will there be more eggs?

My african grey is not active and sick.

It happened yesterday 12th feb 2022, my grey was attacked by a stray cat. The cat jumped at my parrot and caught my grey with her paws but my brother quickly grabbed that cat and the cat ran away. There were no scratches or a bite, but my grey is now not active at all, […]

African grey bird

Our bird of 22 years in last few days is acting funny sitting in bottom of cage she’s not pooping in her spots my husband takes her out of cage and she poops almost instantly large amounts she eats still but only thing I can think is we had a ozinator going in a closed […]

Grey nutrition

Is there a major difference nutrition wise between a Timneh and a Congo? We now have both

CAG red nose area.

Hi,I recently adopted an young African Grey. He is about 10 weeks old now, I am hand feeding him with the help of the breeders who are my landlords so they are close by if anything goes wrong :). Recently, my parrot has developed a red area around his nostrils. The area around his eyes […]

Grooming a bird

When it comes to showering / nail trimming a rescued bird that is super duper phobic and aggressive, are these things essential to stay on top of? Or should they be skipped until the relationship is worked on? Some parrot “experts” tell me I have to force the bird to bathe /get it’s nails trimmed […]

African grey Keeps laying eggs but none hatch

I have a pair of african grey and it laid 5 eggs and after 27 days it didn’t hatch. I examined the eggs but there was no development. After 1 week it laid an egg and have 5 eggs and and after 27 days it was the the same as before now its the third […]

Sudden death of 18 year old African Grey Parrot

What kind of suddenly killed my male African gray he seem fine I woke up uncover him and he was laying in the bottom of his cage his eyes were open and his neck looked twisted around I think the supernatural things in the house did it he was under stress is there any other […]

Testing after medication

If there’s time.. I have a 17 yo timneh on numerous heart meds. Almost 2 years now. Is there any way to tell if he still needs them – could he have improved. His diet has improved and he gets fish oil daily. I’m grateful that he’s doing well.

Grey head shake

why do african greys shake their heads. Mine only does it once in a while.

Beak health

what would you recommed for overall beak health and strength in mid size birds such as greys or mini macaws during the younger years as far as diet or physical item in cage?

Sexing parrots

“I have an African Grey who is 5 years old the breeder told me she’s a female she never produced eggs. how would I know if my birds female or male. ?”

African grey laying eggs

I have two of course African grey . She just laid a egg im shock. That have been together for 7 years. She broke the first egg. What do I do, how to help? Plus does she need special food now?

Preventing breeding

Can African Grey’s be neutralized to prevent unwished breeding between siblings)


My African grey eats mixed vegetables 2 times a day, some rice, calcium nutri berries and African grey pretty bird. Also just about what the family eats too. Sometimes the poop is brown and runny why can I give my bird to regulate him? I worked at Niles Animal Hospital years ago,

Ask the Vet webinar – Grey feather destructive behavior

“This is Pat and I first want to thank you and tell everyone involved in putting this program on, how much it is loved and appreciated. I have 2 female Timneh African Grays, one about 8 and the other about 6. Just about a year ago the older one started to shred her tail and […]

Ask the Vet webinar – Grey digging

I have a 10 yr old African Grey. I have had her since she was 2 days old. My problem is She has a habbit of digging. Why and how do I stop it?

Medicine on food

When trying to administer medication, is it okay to give more “treat-like” food to get the meds in her? My Grey is currently on 4 meds and will really only eat it if it’s on a walnut and/or scrambled eggs.

Picky Parrot webinar – feeding chop

Hello, I’m trying really hard to make my African Grey to eat her chop, also adding some crushed pellets and things that she likes but it doesn’t work… as she has her pellets bowl always available… should I not give her her pellets in the morning? I don’t want her to starve… thanks!

Dr. Echols Webinar Tail Injuries

“Mollucans, Grey’s and umbrellas are the ones I’ve seen the most(with tail base injuries). Is it because they’re heavy bodied birds? Also how often does this progress to mestasis?”

African grey parrot 2 month old -diets

I am new to African grey parrot, We have just brought an 2 month old african grey, We have some of the questions. 1. What is the main diet? If it’s seeds and nuts, do I need to grind it to powder for feeding many times I need to feed it perday?prefer timings 3.i […]

Grey diet

What is the best diet for CAGs? Gilbert gets both Harrison’s & LaFeber pellets (which are his favorite!j, tropical nutriberries, fruit & veggie babyfoods, & birdiemuffins beginning with Jiffy Corn muffin mix & adding veggies, pomegranates, etc. & pellet dregs.

Feather plucking

thank you for taking the time to answer questions for us. I was wondering what do you recommend from your experience for an African Grey that is self-mutilating. We are already on the 2nd month with an e-collar but I am worried about when it comes off in a few weeks. How do you feel […]

Stressed bird?

Hi! I just got my African grey parrot about 1 month and a half ago and she seems very happy, she talks a lot, she just started dancing, she eats good amount of seed mix and fruits/vegetables, her feathers are very smooth and intact but today she lost one of her tail feathers. Do you […]

Haloperidol0.1MG/0.1ML GEL

How effective is this drug to treat feather plucking by my Congo Grey ? Blood tests, full exams show nothing physicalogical. No changes in environment & routines. I’m unable to find information about the gel’s efficacy & possible side effects.

Congo African Grey

Hello, I am looking to adopt an African Grey. Would you happen to know anyone that has them for adoption? Thank You


Hello. I have an african grey that is approximately 66 days old. He is not eating the formula properly. I did try giving him a very tiny portion of a fruit which he nibbles slightly. Another reason that justifies his improper eating is the half filled crop. Please guide me on this


Hello, I would like to ask for advice on a specific training method. Our CAG Smokey lives in an aviary, she is 6 months and three weeks old, we have had her since the age of three weeks, she has been free-flying outdoors since the age of four months, and she already speaks a few […]


Good day. We have a 3 month old African Grey parrot. I am not sure what the brand is, but she eats a formula in the form of baby food twice a day which amounts to 40ml. She also eats bird food such as seeds. Once again, not sure what it’s called. We would like […]

Feather plucking

Is chest feather picking caused mostly because of stress and are African Greys more prone to feather picking?

seems withdrawn

Hi I have an African grey 3 months old I’ve had him a week he has gone into his shell and become quite he is healthy and eating do they sometimes take a while to settle to new surroundings? Jamie


How much should I portion out to my AGC on a daily basis.

African grey eggs

I have a breeding pair we had 5 eggs two got broke by either the clumsy male or the female(I am leaning more it’s the male cause he is extremely clumsy) I have taken the other 3 eggs and have them in an incubator however when I candle the eggs I’m not sure if they […]

African Grey Behavior

I have 2 female timneh African grays Happy is about 10 and Maggie about 8 and they have been together for about 7 years. They both have their own cages, toys etc. And as long as they are 3 or more feet apart all is good but if any closer Happy will charge Maggie and […]

6month old African grey

I have been given an African Grey, she is 6 months old, she bites, I have only had her a few days. I am just looking for advice on how to put her at ease and for her to trust me. She is eating and drinking, and I talk gently to her a lot. Any […]

African Grey diet

Is calcium a must in African Greys’ diet ? my AG eats pellets, fresh fruit, rice nuts, cacius, almonds etc. should I also provide Calcium from time to time ? he is 5 months old. thank you Calypso from Athens Greece

African Grey

Simba loves to eat cooked chicken, and holds the bones chews down the shank and eats out the marrow – I think her ancestors must have been carrion feeders. How else would she know how to do that?

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