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The Ghana issmallerthantheCongo and similar to theTimnehbut has a muchlonger neck. the normal African Grey and theTimnehrace.PhysicalDescriptionThe African Greyisprimarily . ThefirstistheCamaroon. isapprox. The second isthe "Ghana". not Guyana located in Central America. Thereis a thirdtype of African Grey. and a brightercrimsontailthanthecongo. 20% larger. whichcomesfrom Zaire (theywereexportedby an exporter in Camaroon) . but has a shorttail)Ave.Length13 Inches (Larger bird. TheTimnehrace has a dull red tail.65 years . from Ghana. Lifespan50 .. larger squarerhead. theCongo and Timneh.. and a red tail. has a moresilverappearance. Importers and quarantinestationshavediscoveredtwoother AGs that come from different regions and havedistinctivedifferences. Thereis a whiteareaaroundtheeye. Althoughthereareonlytwoscientificallyrecognizedsubspecies. grey. Therearetwotypes of Greys.
broaderhead and isgenerallyoneinchbigger in sizethatthefemale. . moreslender neck and a smallerroundedheadthanthe male. Thefemale has a longer. Thefemale also has a moreelipticalshape to theeyeswhereasthemale'sismoreround. The male Congoafricangrayparrotusuallyisdarker on thewings and has red feathersaroundthevent.SexingThemale africangrey has a flatter.
StudieshaveshownthattheGreycanactuallyunderstand and use human language. Theyhave a tendency to pluckfeathersifbored. . and areknown to benippy. And thebirdtends to bond to oneperson.Trainability Known as the best parrot at mimicry. Greyscanbeverytempremental.
fruits and berriesgatheredmostly in thetreetops. and in West Africathey do immense damage to maizecrops. and will hold thefruitor nut in itsfoot to eat.GreyParrotsareespecially fond of eatingtheouteroilyflesh of theoil-palm nut.DIET:Theyfeed on seeds. nuts. ratherthanflying. Itisalmostimpossible to drivethemawaybecausetheybecome so bold. Theyhave also acquired a fondnessforgrain. They also preferthe red fruits of theCola tragacantha. Whenfeedingtheyusuallyclimbfrombranch to branch. whenavailablebeingcarefulnot to eatthestone. .
Alcohol.Cherrypit. .Peachpit.Caffeine.Foods toxic to parrots Avocado.Appleseeds.
.One to foureggsarelaid at 3-day intervals high in a large treecavitywheretheyareincubatedonlybythefemale. copulationisprecededbythe male feedingthefemale and bymatingdances in whichbothsexesdroopwings. They do notuseanynesting material. Thebreedingseasonseems to be variable. Thechicks will leavethenext at 2 to 3 months and canfeedthemselvesalthoughtheparents will still attend to them and feedthemuntilabout 4 months of age. Bothparentscareforthechicks. Fewdetailsareknown in the wild aboutcourtshipbutdisplayflightsaroundnest-holeshavebeenrecorded.REPRODUCTION and GROWTH:AfricanGreyParrotsaremonogamous. In captivity. eggsarelaid in thewood-dust at thebottom of thenest-holewhichis 23 (60cm) to 78 (200cm) inchesdeep. Breedingoccurs in loosecolonieswitheach pair occupyingitsowntree.