Known for sharp looks and even sharper wit, African grey parrots enthrall pet bird owners with their uncanny ability to mimic sounds. With great intellect also comes great sensitivity and, occasionally, frustration. These birds require a gentle owner willing to provide meaningful interaction and challenging toys and puzzles. The P. e. erithacus subspecies (also referred to as Congo African grey) is larger than the P. e. timneh (timneh African grey). The timneh is also a darker gray color, and its red tail is more muted than the Congo.
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