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    Diego my African Grey Parrot *Pic Heavy*

    Just thought I'd share some photos of my little clown.
    This is Diego my 3 year old Congo African Grey Parrot. I am his first and only owner, I got him when he was 8 months old at my local bird specialty store. I fell in love with him and he was quite nippy and scared of people but when I came in to visit him, he let me hold him and he would step up on his own. Seemed like we were meant to be. At the time I sure didnt have $1500 to spend on a parrot and cage so since the owner of the store knew me good enough she let me take him home with a cage, toys and food for a small down payment of only $250 and let me pay him off monthly. I was so happy to finally own a grey, since I was a kid and had my first bird in the second grade Ive always wanted an african grey.

    Diego is a handfull, he knows how to push my buttons but also how to make me laugh. He says different words all the time, his repertoire changes daily. He may want to sound like a garbage truck one minute or talk like the song birds outside, or call the dogs, then next thing you know he yells out a word...oops.
    Having a parrot is a lifelong commitment that im very pleased I made. I will have Diego for all of his life and hope that my kids will like him because he should outlive me.
    I have a few pictures to share...

    The first picture I took of Diego when I brought him home, hes got those grey baby eyes still...


    Me and Diego out on a car ride, he loves it.


    I like to play youtube videos for him because he competes with the parrots and it seems to entertain him.


    Toys are FUN!


    Hanging out at the local bird store






    My goofball


    Thanks for looking!
    Last edited by mues155; 05-20-2011 at 04:28 AM.
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    Re: Diego my African Grey Parrot *Pic Heavy*

    Daww!

    He's a very handsome fella.

    I always wished I could keep one but I live in a flat and am worried that it would be so loud it annoyed the neighbours.


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    Ya he can be very loud.
    Im lucky to have an awesome landlord. I live in a basement duplex and I only have one neighbor and he always makes sure they are ok with my loud birdy.
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    Re: Diego my African Grey Parrot *Pic Heavy*

    he's a very handsome boy. Greys are hands down my favorite parrot. a good friend of mine has both a congo and a timneh and i love them both. the timneh's name is Avatar and he meow's like a cat and says good buy when you leave along with many other things.

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    Greys are truly awesome.
    They not only mimic sounds but they learn to actually use words in the appropriate setting. Like your example when you approach the door to leave they say "goodbye" they know thats what your about to say and that your leaving. Its just amazing how they can remember so much in that tiny brain they have.
    When I turn out the light at night Diego says "Goodnight, Love you" because he knows its bedtime and thats what i always say.
    Or when my cell rings he will say "hello"
    Its so fun when they actually get used to the household and they come up with their own way of communication.
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    Awesome looking Gray.
    There is a bird breeder a few miles from me, and I've been contemplating getting a Gray for the past 6 months or so. Once we get moved into our house I'll have to start doing some more serious research.

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    Re: Diego my African Grey Parrot *Pic Heavy*

    Quote Originally Posted by Dabonus View Post
    Awesome looking Gray.
    There is a bird breeder a few miles from me, and I've been contemplating getting a Gray for the past 6 months or so. Once we get moved into our house I'll have to start doing some more serious research.
    Its a good thing to think about and make sure youve done lots of research. a parrot is serious work and really is like having a child.
    Some days he pushes my buttons so far that I have to leave the house. They arent just an animal that sits in a cage and is ok with that. if hes bored he lets me know lol. But the bond we have is so strong and thats so worth it. I love having a parrot.
    Have you ever had any kind of bird before?
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    Absolutely love him Thanks for sharing the pics!!
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    Re: Diego my African Grey Parrot *Pic Heavy*

    He is amazing! Such a beauty.

    We're debating on getting a bird in the future. The only problem is, I want an African Gray. He wants an umbrella cockatoo. Guess we'll have to flip a coin when the time comes.

    Such amazing creatures.
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    Awww! He is so incredibly cute! I miss my African Grey. She was a little butthead who would bite any time she had the chance, but I still let her out around the house. She made the funniest sounds and comments. If the phone rang she would say "hello? ..okay... goodbye!" and she would yell at the dogs to get out of the house. She always had to have the last word. I couldn't keep her because of space and time so she is at a family friend's house now.. at least I can still go see her.

    African Greys are completely worth the money.. such sweet, talkative birds.
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