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I have always wanted an African Grey and it was finally the right time in my life to get one. I initially wanted a male parrot ( I heard that male cockatiels and parakeets make better talkers). I found out from a breeder that this doesn't apply to African Grey's. I found a local breeder online and simply asked her questions about African Grey's and she at the time was not even advertising that she had any available. It turns out that she had 3 babies that were not ready to be sold but invited me down to look at them. I went and visited the babies prior to the DNA sexing results and asked the breeder which of the babies she thought would be males. As I was standing there awaiting her reply one of the babies latched on to my jacket and then jumped onto my arm. That is when the breeder informed me she was 90% sure that baby was a female. So pretty much my parrot chose me. The day I went to pick Ruby up I found out through DNA sexing that Ruby was in fact a female.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Rubyanne

I am an African Grey from Akron, OH.

Ruby is what we call her the most. Nick names include Rubix, rubester, rubles, ruru, rubyboobie

9 years old   F

African Grey

So far she really enjoys Ice cubes. She just loves to lick them. Shelled walnuts would be the runner up.

My shoulder primarily. If she was left in the family room, she seems to like the back of the couch although the TV cabinet is just as desirable to her.

The biggest one so far is when she wants to be perched somewhere she knows she should not be and I come and remove her from there boy is she mad at me. She just rants and raves for a few seconds. Not bad.

The attention is great. I love it. I am the best pet in the house.

She is a gymnasts in her metal castle "cage". She likes to stretch in ways I can hardly believe. Plus using our heads as landing pads.

My motto's always been 'when it's right it's right'. Why wait until the middle of a cold dark night?.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hay from akron ohio
hay me tweet is from akron!!!maby we well meet at the nest some time lo kidding!!!!!!

Come visit me, jj.

12/21/2007 06:28.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Love the hat
Had to leave you a vote.

Come visit me, Skippy *06-05-06*, George *10-2-01*, Baby *6-26-07* & Sassy *4-4-01*.

12/11/2007 09:37.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Chirpie Chirps!
Rubyanne, you look so cute in your hat, I had to vote for you! :O) Fly by and say hello hello to me sometime- I may not wear a sexy hat, but am still one fine feathered friend!
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11/22/2007 06:20.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Rubyanne
I just flew by to give you a vote. Love the picture you look awesome with the hat on. See you soon from tequila.

Come visit me, Tequila.

06/01/2007 08:55.27 AM Report This Comment  
  2 Greys from Canton Say Hi!
We love your hat! I'm a TAG, Gracie May and my sister is a TAG, Stella like you. I (Gracie) like ice cubes too and make some very strange squeaking noises while I play with them. I really like ice best when it has water and is in mommy's cup. My little sister Stella isn't sure about them yet, she's afraid of many weird and shy. We also live with a quaker, conure and 2 keets, 2 dogs and 2 turtles too.

Come visit me, Stella, TiVo, Lucy, Rudy, Gumbi & Gracie May.

05/22/2007 04:53.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Stormy
Just flew by to say hi and give you a vote from grey to another.Come visit me and my buddies sometime.See ya later.

Come visit me, Gunner, Savannah, Lucky...RIP & Stormy.

04/05/2007 07:57.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi again!
Maybe Ruby likes wearing her hat because she is very aware of the adverse affects of the sun and just wants to be careful and take extra precautions. OR...maybe she just knows how FINE she looks in it!!!
Have a fun day! Smoochies to you!

Come visit me, Kunta.

03/22/2007 07:53.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey, Rubyboobie!!!
I love your nickname - how fun! It sounds like your dad is a fun guy too! Hey, my mom wants to know how he got you wearing a hat? Does it just sit there, or is it attached somehow? Did you hate it at first? I don't think I'd like one, but you never know! You're a cutie, so I voted for you! I've been trying to talk. I'm not very good yet, but I'm working on it. I like to try to bark like the dogs - soon my mom and dad will think there is another dumb ol' dog in the house!! Hehehe!!
I hope you have a fun day! Smoochies to you!!

Come visit me, Kunta.

03/21/2007 05:30.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RubyAnne!!!! From Casey
Please dont tell my mama how your owner got that hat on your head, she might do it to me. Take care XOXOX by the way you do look very cute in that hat.

Come visit me, Casey, Nomi, Orion & Sydney.

03/15/2007 06:03.57 PM Report This Comment  
Thanks for stopping by. Nice to meet You! You look too cute in Your little hat. How sweet! Here's a vote. :)

Come visit me, TIKI, BABY, KIWI & LUCKY (lucky my Mom had a credit card).

03/13/2007 06:01.08 PM Report This Comment  
You are so cute!!! My mom and dad tried to get me to wear a little hat they brought back for me from Mexico...but I started chewing it up!!

Come visit me, Frankie~ We've been busy, but we miss our friends! & Harley~~I miss you, my friends! I'll be back soon.

03/13/2007 08:24.42 AM Report This Comment  
heres a vote ,just cause your mom taught you to wear 1, mom tried with me, but i kept shakin it off, so my mom never pushed it.iam more of a chatterbox as mom puts it, or jabber jaws. dad tells me and mom all the time, we love to talk, mom got another flock bird,freya is her name.that bird is so noisey at times, my mom says FREYA SEE YOU ,I HEAR YOU. then lets her out. now i tell freys be quiet, we hear you and see u. mom says its so funny. well off to birdy store. mom says she needs to replace 2 of my toys.

Come visit me, STARBUCK, PEANUT & jazzy.

03/12/2007 09:39.49 AM Report This Comment  
  That Hat:
I just HAD to stop by and give you a vote, mainly for being able to put up with that Hat! (Mom says I'd try to eat it if she did that to me... she just knows me so well). After reading your story I think that deserves another vote... so, here you go!

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03/10/2007 06:06.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rubyanne, you certainly are fetching in your hat. Thank you for visiting me. I would like to answer your question - no I do not need my privacy, everyone just needs to know that I am the guardian of the toilet paper and tisssues. If you are interested in using any toilet paper or tissues, you must go past me first! I have to protect my family from those dangerous white papers!

Come visit me, Bigboy (deceased).

03/08/2007 05:43.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Tweety needs your votes for her poem. Her foot had to be amputated Feb. 26th due to the main blood supply being cut in her leg. We had to separate her from her cage mate. I wanted to get her a big cage to move (fly around) in and after paying 258.00 for her leg to become amputated we could not afford to buy her the cage of her dreams. We notice that she flies a little to get around her cage and can defiantly use a bigger one. Thank you; please visit her web site at

Come visit me, Tweety, Frosty and Ringo.

03/08/2007 07:56.50 AM Report This Comment  
Hey Rubyanne - you are adorable! Love the story how you picked out your mom. Mom heard the same thing about males being better talkers. Since I was talking up a storm she assumed I was a male - NOT! When I was 3 years old, I layed two eggs. :-) Here's you a vote, ruru! Your friend, Skittles

Come visit me, Poco, Pico, Bindi - R.I.P. ♥ & Skittles - R.I.P. ♥.

03/07/2007 07:48.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RubyAnne
You sure take some great pictures. Welcome to Bird Channel. (Arie) and gang.

Come visit me, Corky, LuLu, ANGEL, Arie & ZIGGY.

03/07/2007 03:42.00 PM Report This Comment  
  **************NEW PICS BELOW********************
Thank you to everyone that has welcomed us to the site. You all have some really cute pics as well as some great introductions. This site is great. I have posted a few more pics below, check em out.

Come visit me, Rubyanne.

03/07/2007 09:19.06 AM Report This Comment  
  hi there!
love the hat youlike divine!! youget our vote of the day!! have a nice day!! :)

Come visit me, vern--good bye, RIP tressa RIP, scout, amos, RIP scarlett,rose,poppy, iris- RIP Chickens, noah, malachi, silas RIP & RIP ike RIP.

03/07/2007 07:17.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Oh Rubyanne are soooo adorable! Love the hat! Do you wanna have a boyfriend? I'm a cockatoo...but I don't think it matters. So are you talking yet? I say some things but not nearly as well as you Grey's! Today you're getting my vote! Come visit me sometime. Buddy

Come visit me, Clyde, Tiki, Buddy, r.i.p. 8/20/08 & Bobbi.

03/07/2007 12:58.44 AM Report This Comment  
  hi Ruby!
You are very adorable!

Come visit me, Gadget, Crackers, Chili, Topper & Sundance.

03/06/2007 11:48.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RubyAnne
You have got to be one of the cutest african grey babies ever you look so cute in that hat!Now a note for your human: I like your story how your bird chose you. As with african greys the Double yellow amazon has the same talking ability as the male. A female amazon is usually the less agressive as well durning breeding season witch lasts about 3 months a male often can hardly be handled, my friend has a yellow naped and he is that way. So maybe the african grey will be that way when she gets to that age, easier to handle. Congrats on your baby, I know its hard to wait for the perfect time for the next bird, right now i would like a Ducorps Cockatoo or a Goffins but the time is not right...

Come visit me, Sierra & Sam.

03/06/2007 10:45.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RubyAnne

Come visit me, Sierra & Sam.

03/06/2007 10:43.31 PM Report This Comment  
  I saw your picture and had to say hi. You are soo cute. I put in a vote for you.

Come visit me, Tweety, Frosty and Ringo.

03/06/2007 09:08.45 PM Report This Comment  
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