Originally Posted by krandall
I find the big parrots a bit intimidating with thise strong beaks, but I also think they are very beautiful. And from what I've read, the African Greys are the smartest of the bunch. Hope she "owns" you for many long years!!!
Love the little parrotlets and so many other wonderful birds. It was hard to choose and we also really looked at cockatoos. I just found so many cockatoos that people in this area and even further north put outside or in the garage that I was very concerned about taking one unless it was a bare eyed.
My heart lay with an African Grey but I had been told they could not handle many people and we have eight to ten people home 24/7. the owner of Cheeky felt different and I think she was right. cheeky thrives on all the attention and different people. Normally she is never alone.
I had wanted a timneh originally but this congo spoke to me and it also seemed that way for Cheeky's previous parront. Also DS really wanted an African Grey. I realize he is only 11 but he has been consistent and interested in birds for many years. The idea is for him to take her when he is an adult. I am not sure if I will be able to give her up by then though. She is only 2 1/2 yrs old and can easily live to be 35. I am really working on tweeking her diet so as to make sure her health continuous to be good and for her to be in our family forever just like Nina.