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The African Grey Parrot is native to equatorial Africa, including Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda.
Their diet consists of fruit, nuts, and seeds.
They live around 23 years in the wild and up to 60 years in captivity.
The hen lays 3–5 eggs, which she incubates for 30 days while being fed by her mate.
About the African Grey Parrot
The African Grey Parrot is a medium-sized, dusty-looking grey bird, with a bright red tail, orange eyes, and a stunning scalloped pattern to its plumage. Females have a pale grey crown with dark grey edges, a grey body, and scarlet tail feathers. The male looks similar to the female, but becomes darker with age.
African Grey Parrots generally inhabit savannas, coastal mangroves, woodland and edges of forest clearings in their West and Central Africa range. Their diet in the wild consists mostly of palm nuts, seeds, fruits, and leafy matter. African Grey Parrots are also one of the most intelligent birds. In recent years, scientists have found that these birds have the mental and emotional capacities of a 5-year-old human child!
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Individuals select mates carefully and have a lifelong monogamous bond that begins at sexual maturity, at three to five years of age.