Originally Posted by Sandra
BTW Anything I gotta know about African Greys before buying one?
Yep, they are one of the most complicated psitticines mentally and behaviorally.
I would say that if you have to ask the question, you are not prepared to own one. There is a mountain of stuff to know, ...and by this I mean, food, cage, how you treat it, how you train it, how much time you spend with it, what you do with it while you are gone,...
A problem with anyone of these issues can produce a, screaming. biting, hateful creature that you will not like in the least. What's more, these birds are so sensitive to the environment and their owners that they frequently pluck their own feathers and mutilate their flesh. I have seen birds have to be euthanised for this.
This is a serious, life long committment to an intelligent, fragile, possibly sentient creature that can outlive YOU. This is not something you can "learn as you go".
If this is something you REALLY want, then it's time for some "book learnin'" and some serious research on the internet.
That is, assuming you want to be a good owner. There are hundreds of rescue facilities out there with thousands of birds that came from bad owners. Please don't be one of those..