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My human and I met over a year before I went home with her. I was at a bird rescue and was supposed to always live there. My previous human didn't want me moving from house to house to house. No one knows my real age or how many homes I may have had. When I got depressed and lethargic, the owner of the rescue thought it would be best to adopt me out for more socialization, even if it was just on a foster basis. The humans I went home with fell in love with me and decided I will never go anywhere else. I am a happier and funnier and more active bird than they ever knew me to be before. I have other birds to imitate and talk with and I am on a really good diet to help me be healthy and live a long life.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Gris-Gris

I am an African Grey from Royal Oak, MI.

My name means an African charm or a voodoo sacred object or spell. A gris-gris can be an object or bag of objects that is carried for protection from bad luck and evil. I hope to bring my humans the best of luck. There is a saying that if you take care of your gris-gris, it will take care of you.
I am a very curious bird and like to poke my beak into everything. I like to unscrew all the other birds' bowls and see them clatter to the floor. I like to let the lovebirds out of their cage. I have a great time cheering them on to escape.

19 years old   M

African Grey


Wherever I can get into everything. I mostlt like the area of the kitchen sink. I can turn the water on all by myself.

I don't like to do what I don't want to do. Who does?

The female human is my favorite. She is calm and gentle, but can play silly games with me, too. She really likes when I put my head upsidedown to give her a kiss, which is often!

I love to knock on walls, tables and floors for attention..


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  Happy AM!
My name is Papaya. I'm also a gris/gris from Palm Harbor, FL (the Boring Coast). Mom tells me that I am wearing a 'grey Armani Suit' and a 'Tom Ford Power RED tie'....she works in the Fashion Biz. I also tell people that I am wearing these items. I am 14 months old. It's nice to meet you---sending you a Vote! woo hop.....

Come visit me, Papaya.

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How are you? I am trying to get in touch with other CAG owners/bird enthusiasts in Michigan... I live in Commerce, and would love to hear from you! Have a nice day!

Come visit me, Zuri.

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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
Was just flying by and thought I'd drop a note and a vote. I love your name, Gris-gris! Us birds certainly do bring a lot of luck (and love!) to our owners!

Come visit me, Haxx0r.

05/10/2009 12:16.15 PM Report This Comment  
  You look like a fun bird. I am also from Michigan and new to bird channel. Stop by and visit my page.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Ewwwww, its Gris-Gris, nah just kidding, whats shaking great grey guy =D

Come visit me, Kracker Jack, Kooter KuKu, Miracle, Spaz & Earli.

03/11/2008 08:46.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Guy
The great grey Gris-Gris, how are you boy .. Looking quite handsome I must say =D

Come visit me, Kracker Jack, Kooter KuKu, Miracle, Spaz & Earli.

02/23/2008 01:15.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Really happy you got that wonderful home now! And no matter your age, you are cute.

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

12/08/2006 08:40.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Nice to meet you Gris-Gris. What a nice story on how you got your new home. It sounds like it was meant to be!

Come visit me, Pascal.

12/08/2006 03:55.14 AM Report This Comment  
  what a great story. Im so glad he found a good home!

Come visit me, Monte.

12/05/2006 10:56.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gris-Gris, ( Love the story about your name) My Mom wants an African Grey very bad but Dad said not right now.( we just bought a new house) We have 5 birds at my house, the lovebirds didn't get a webpage yet( Mom needs to get good pic. they don't hold still she said) So maybe some day we will have a African Grey like you and that will be it. Glad to hear you are doing great in your new home!

Come visit me, Mango, Kenya, Baby, Blaze & Dylan.

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