African Grey parrots are a good choice if you like a very inquisitive and intelligent animal. They have a lot of energy and curiosity and are perhaps the smartest species of bird that lives and so will take up a lot of your attention and energy. Because of this, you will need to spend a lot of time with them each day and so they’re not a pet that can be easily left on their own. They are typically around 25 to 35 centimeters and so are larger than the standard pet parrot.
What factors affect the price of an African Grey?
How beautiful an African Grey looks will affect the price of the bird significantly. African Greys that look healthy and do not have any blemishes or strange marks and features will be more desirable. However, unusual but pleasant looking attributes such as a unique pink or reddish African Grey color is very rare and will dramatically increase the price of your pet bird.
The quality of a African Grey’s genetics will affect its price. You can do DNA testing if you are concerned about the genetic lineage of your bird and this might be a concern if you are considering pet bird breeding yourselves. Additionally, you can perform testing to check for diseases in the bird as well. Both of these will costs additional fees. You may also want to do genetic testing to ensure the African Grey is not a cross breed between a Timneh and a Congo. To see an African Grey in action, check out the video below: