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Question:

June 19, 2020

Talking African Grey


I have a mature very talkative African Grey
My sister in law wants to give me her African Grey as she is unable to keep it.
Would my African Grey stop speaking if I bring this other African Grey into our household


Answer:

Hi Marietjie,

Your bird will probably be jealous and might act out some, but he should adjust with time. As far as talking, birds teach each other to talk so both birds might learn new words, but they will learn all sounds the other bird makes so be sure this bird doesn’t have bad vocal habits that you don’t want your bird to pick up. If you do take him in, both birds are likely to talk more because they tend to compete with each other.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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