Congo African Grey Parrot
If you are looking for a Congo African Grey Parrot in the United States or Europe, now is the time of the year to reserve your bird. You will get a well socialized bird from us, guaranteed! In the United States and Europe, Greys start breeding in October, lay eggs in November and chicks hatch in December - January. Fully weaned babies are ready for their new families from March onwards.
If you truly want the best new bird experience, then you'll want a just weaned baby bird to bond with your family.
By reserving a pre - weaned bird NOW you get to follow its progress through the hand raising and socialization process of your new family member with our 3 Certified Avian Specialists. We send you progress updates on the socialization of your new pet bird. Shipping is additional, and we only ship weaned Parrots.
Physical Description: Congo African Grey parrots are probably the most well-known bird in the entire pet industry. They are entirely grey, with the exception of their brilliantly red tails. Most individuals will maintain a bare patch of skin near their eyes, which will remain white. Unlike the Timneh African Greys, which have two-toned beaks, the beak of a Congo is entirely black. We sell our babies weaned (eating on their own) and well socialized.
Average Lifespan: 40 – 60 years
Sexing: Sexing these birds requires a DNA test, as they are not sexually dimorphic (you cannot tell the sex just by looking at them).
Origin: Africa (Specifically, parts of the Ivory Coast, Kenya, and Tanzania)
Trainability: Congo African Greys are excellent talkers and will often learn to mimic sounds before moving on to words and phrases. They commonly sound like their caretaker, copying male or female voices and inflections. They are infamous for their talking ability and will continue learning throughout their lifetime, though there is no guarantee that each and every bird will talk. A few individuals, for whatever reason, choose not to. Although there is not much difference between the Timneh and the Congo, it has been said that Congos tend to be “one-person” birds – bonding only with their favorite person, and being intolerable of all others. Congos are incredibly intelligent parrots and will need plenty of toys and one-on-one time with their caretakers to occupy them.
Loudness: Congo African Greys are not overly loud birds. They can get a little noisy when they are involved in a rough-and-tumble game, but otherwise they are pretty quiet. In general, the rule is that they will be quiet birds if they are raised in a quiet household. If the household is frequently busy and noisy, then the bird will be, too. They learn their sounds from their surroundings, after all. Congos can make nice apartment birds if they are properly trained.
Health Guarantee of Our Birds
We have the strongest bird guarantee in the country, and more importantly, we stand behind our guarantee. The guarantee is simple: We guarantee that we are selling you a perfectly healthy bird. To verify that guarantee, within five days you need to go to an Avian Vet and get any and all testing you prefer to do on your bird, at your expense. We can guide you as to the tests we suggest. If the results are not perfect but the bird can be easily treated, then we pay for all medications and all treatment. If the results are unacceptable then we either replace your bird or refund 100% of the purchase price of your bird, at our option.
Bird Guarantee only lasts for the first five days
Since we have 100% control over the bird's environment at our store, but have no control over the bird once it leaves, we can only guarantee the bird for the first five days. We guarantee that when the bird leaves the store that it has been properly socialized, and that it is 100% healthy. Your new bird has been given an excellent start here at Golden Cockatoo, and it is now your responsibility to properly care for your bird. We are always here to help you take the best care of your bird with the biggest variety and best quality bird products available in the world.
Lifetime Guarantee on our Birds
We guarantee that if during your lifetime, you are no longer able to properly care for your bird, or give your bird the attention it need's, we will accept the bird back on consignment and will find another great home for your bird. We do take a 40% commission and charge a nominal daily fee to feed and clean, but you can rest assured that you always have a place for your bird should the need arise. We are the only store in Florida to offer this guarantee as of the year 2000.