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Congo African Grey from Seattle, WA
Nigel

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I was working part-time at a bird store and one of the baby Congos became upset when his sister went to her new home. They had played together regularly, and he then chewed off his tail feathers and chewed most of his breast feathers off. I offered to buy him because I thought he needed to go to a home soon where there was another Grey parrot for him to interact with. He is a much different Grey than my handicapped Sylvain...he intially was more anxious, now actually he's more well-adjusted. He is interested in EVERY toy and needs a lot of them, also needs a lot of time out of his cage and a much larger cage. He has learned to like showers (he didn't for a long time) and now as an adult does not pluck at all. I believe learning to fly indoors is very important for his mental and physical health...he idolizes Donald, my Aru Eclectus. They do 'air races' together around the house..

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Hi! My name is Nigel

I am a Congo African Grey from Seattle, WA.

Nigel Grey

8 years old   M

Congo African Grey

Fruit juice from a shot glass, almonds, apples.

With me on a playgym in the kitchen, on top of Pilot's or Sylvain's cages, on the 1/2 playtop on his own cage with all his foot toys.

When I can't come out of my cage and fly around the room, when Jean leaves the house, and when Jean is going to bed...all those things make me nervous and I hate them!

That she let me learn to fly and didn't care that I was a plucked baby.

Nigel will 'orbit' (climb upside down and around the top of his cage in a circle) when stressed because he wants to come out of his cage. Once out, he flies to the tops of all the other cages and talks and plays, and possibly teases the other birds before flying off to another part of the room. He is incredible at flying and making precise turns in small areas...like he will fly into the kitchen, buzzes around me in slow motion and fly back out to the main room without landing or crashing. He is one active and funny bird!.

Plastic foot toy bolts are the best!.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hi from Ridley
Saying hi to my African Grey Cousin, and I voted for you too!!

Come visit me, Ridley, Aurora, Cooper, In memory of Crosby & Phoenix.

11/20/2007 11:06.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nigel
Hi! Just spreading Good News! Just wanted to check and let you know my friend Starvin Marvin’s Dad is a Hero! Marvin is a Scarlet Macaw just like me. He saw a badly abused Scarlet Macaw and was able to report the condition of the bird and now she is on her way to a rescue and a new life! Marvin’s Dad is a Hero! Make sure you stop by Marvin’s page and let him know how lucky he is to have a dad for a Hero! I am leaving a vote for you. Make sure you come by and visit me soon. Gizmo

Come visit me, Gizmo & Mango.

11/05/2007 11:10.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nigel!
Welcome to the Bird Channel! How are you? Thank you for coming by to visit me. My moms have been busy all week cleaning up all the leaves in our yard. This is the time of year when mom wishes she didn't have quite so many trees. I wonder why they spend so much time cleaning up all those pretty leaves. Looks like a whole lot of work to me. Well, we finally had our first frost here a couple of days so you know it's gotten really cold here. Mom says she can't wait for spring already. I hope you can come by and visit me. Here's a vote for you! Feathery hugs, Honey Bun

Come visit me, Miss Mimi Molly May Aug 5, 2012 Gone WIth My Heart, Sweetie, Dew Drop Aug 5, 2012 Gone With My Heart, Siesta-July 22, 2012 Gone with my heart!, Twinkie, Cookie, Honey Bun-04-11-2011 Gone With a Piece of My Heart, Cera, Jingle- BOTW April 26-May 3, 2009 & Murray (Oct 12, 2009 RIP-We miss You!).

11/04/2007 05:32.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Nigel!
I forgot to tell you that me and Mango want to see those pretty red feathers of yours soon! We dropped you off another vote. How are you doing now at your new house? I think you must have a real nice family. Mom birdie sits a bird like you, her name is Mason Mom just loves her! Well you take care and stop by again soon!

Gizmo and Mango

Come visit me, Gizmo & Mango.

11/02/2007 04:23.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Jean's flock
I wanted to say that below I've posted a bunch of Nigel's baby photos from a year ago when he came home. He looks like a fluffy baby, but he should have looked more like an adult parrot....he had chewed off his tail feathers, and chewed body feathers so just the down was left on his breast and belly. But from the 7th photo down, you can see as he grew up he stopped chewing his feathers and now is a fully feathered, flighted guy!

Come visit me, Donald, Aukie, Molly, Arianna, Pilot, Nigel, Sylvain & Lenny.

11/01/2007 05:43.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Chase and Hayden
11/01/2007 09:43.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Tuki says welcome!
Glad to meet you. I just met your buddy, Sylvain. You are lucky to have a flock all together! Be nice to your bird friends and don't tease them too much! Happy Halloween from Missouri, Tuki ♥

Come visit me, Tuki.

10/31/2007 11:10.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Nigel!
African Greys are cool! Here is a vote from us!!! Come visit!

Come visit me, zeek.

10/30/2007 09:24.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Buddy!!
Greys rule!!! You like to fly, huh? My Mom lets me fly too..the Vet said its good for us. Do you talk? I say lots of words..and I am a very fussy eater..I drive Mom crazy because I won't eat people food. She doesn't give up though! Here's a vote..stop by!! Buddy

Come visit me, Buddy !!!, Little Bird & Gracie*.

10/30/2007 05:34.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Çõ> Good Morning, Leah Here (BOTW)
As Bird Of The Week I want to say Hi and welcome you to the BC. I hope you have a really great day. Daddy say I can be the 6th one to chase the votely thing off of your page and then it's play time. Got to go. Come by and sneak a peek. LOBH (Lots of Birdie Hugs Çõ> Leah

Come visit me, Ç°> Leah Danielle Sharon ~ Thanks Guys!!!.

10/30/2007 05:01.46 AM Report This Comment  
  WELCOME NIGEL!!!!
To the Bird Channel, Lots to do here and friends to meet, you can vote for them when you visit if you like, and you can leave commments too. You earn points and have lots and lots of fun looking at the pic's your friends put on their page. There's things to learn too. Quizes to take and earn lots of points. Peeper and Jeepers here with our gang to say Here's a vote for you today!WE are proud to be the 5th to give you a vote!
Our brother Reo is a Congo African Gray, and he loves toys too, so do we! Sounds like you are a Blessed birdie to have a mommy who loves birds and helps them, and gives them a real home! Come and visit us!

Come visit me, Pe~air, Jeepers, Chiger, REO, Sweet Pea & PEEPERS.

10/29/2007 09:36.51 PM Report This Comment  
  welcome!
hi you have my vote!

Come visit me, Eric and Sarah the breeders! & Faux.

10/29/2007 05:34.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Nigel!
Welcome to BC! Glad to hear you have found a good home. I love lots and lots of toys too! My mom brings I destruct...its my job! Fly by and visit us soon. A welcome vote for you.

Mango and Gizmo

Come visit me, Gizmo & Mango.

10/29/2007 04:33.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Yo Nigel
Here is a welcome to BC vote for you. I love your name. I am glad you found a good home. Bye bye.

Come visit me, The Moocher Ducks, Norman, St Francis Chapel, Say a prayer today, Phoenix Base Fliers:Home of the 2013 World Champs & Jude.

10/29/2007 03:45.34 PM Report This Comment  
  WELCOME NIGEL!!
I was flying by all your flock members and giving them votes and I am here to give you your first vote.. WOW!! You sure are a good flyer! I am so glad that you are doing so well and that you have a big family.. So sorry you didn't get to stay together with your sister, but now you have a bigger family and they all love you very much♥You are gonna make alot of new friends here to. I better get off of here so I can write to the rest of the flock.. Take care and have a good day. Love, your friend, Rocky♥ xoxoxoxoxo

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10/29/2007 03:42.29 PM Report This Comment  
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