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Pooki's mama - 2006-03-28
I have a male Timneh African Grey named Pooki. He is just about the most important thing to me at the time. He is surprisingly cuddly for African Greys. He likes to sit on the couch watching T.V with me and kissing me on the nose saying, "I love you, oh so love you, love you, love you..." etc. I love him so much, I do everything to enrich his life. I give him fruits, veggies, and other healthy foods to him daily, along with his specialized pellets. I spend my whole day with him, even when I go to work (I take him with me-I'm a vet). I spend the whole end of the day with him until 6:30; then it's his relax time.
I could not live without Pooki, and I recommend this bird for an experienced bird owner with a lot of love to share.

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Shonna - 2006-03-28
I have a female Congo African Grey named Tiki and a male Congo named Tongo. Even though I don't breed, the two are extremely bonded and cannot be seperated.
Tiki is a shy, unconfident, and not friendly with people other than me. She is very happy staying with me. Tongo is the exact oppisite. He is bold, outgoing, confident, and is happy to explore new things. Well, that's what you can expect from African greys-they all are individuals.
Tiki and Tongo are excellent talkers. They really make the most out of African Grey reputation. Their talent has won them awards, medals, and trophies. I'm proud.
Even though they are nervous and twitchy, they are the greatest creatures I have ever met.

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Amanda Santarossa - 2006-01-21
We own an African Grey Congo named Cheeco. My family got him when he was 4 weeks old. He can say everyone in our family's name and his own name. He speaks english and italian. When the phone rings, he will make a 'Beep' sound and he will say "Hello!". He then says some words and makes a "beep" sound like he's hanging up the phone. Its very funny. He says 'hi cheeco', 'good boy', and many more words. When we turn off the light and the t.v. at night he says "goodnight!". Also when he comes to eat breakfast with us, we say "go potty cheeco" and he poops and we take him to eat. He is very, very funny and we love him a lot. He is the best!!!


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andrew stenson - 2006-01-04
Iv'e just bought an African Grey and i think they are fantastic, i have got all the time in the world for her and i can't wait to sit back and revell in pure enjoyment

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Samantha - 2005-11-22
My english teacher has one of these magnificently beautiful birds. It is about four months old and my friends love him.

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Maya's Mama - 2005-09-09
I cannot believe how smart my Timneh "Maya" is! She chats all day, sings, whistles, giggles, etc.. She even says some phrases in Italian, which is always so cute in her little voice. Her favorite trick is to wait until a guy walks into the house, give a big 'wolf whistle', and say "helloooo...sailor boy!"

She's surprisingly cuddly for a Grey, too; she'd sit on your hand and give you kisses all day if you'd let her. Just say, 'give me some beak!' and watch her lean up and smack you one! :)

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Jo Crocker - 2005-08-31
We named our 4 month old child "Cherry". We've had many pets, but having an African Grey is absolutely fabulous. She is already showing signs of her remarkable intelligence.If you should want a pet that just sits in a cage that you walk by occasionally an African Grey is NOT for you. They require constant love and attention, the more time you spend with them the greater your reward. They don't just mimic what you say they have the ability to think and say things in the proper context.They are not just pets, but a life long friend and companion that will fill your life with many joyous times.

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Ellen - 2005-08-12
I got Conga (yes,her name)when she was 2 mos. I was curious as what it would be like when she talked ...if ever! One morning I heard a very faint Hello. I felt like I did when my children said their 1st word. Best of all Conga was only 7 months old! Conga is now 4 yrs old and a chatterbox. She not just talks...she talks to us and at us. She goes from her sweet voice to her answer me right now voice. Favorite TV show...AFV...She laughs with the audience. I think she talked early because when she made a sound I would repeat it, soon she was repeating my sounds. Her first sound at 5 mos was grackle-grackle, so I too said it. As she would say, Conga good girl! We agree.

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Monica - 2005-08-12
I have the best African Grey. He is one year old and I have had him since he was 3 months. He loves cheese and peppermint. In the morning he says "want some cheese". He loves his name (Chico) and has decided that is my name too. Although the other bird is called by his name (Peppy). They are the best birds and I enjoy spoiling him. He loves his showers and loves all the attention we give him. He makes me laugh wwhen he coughs and sneezes. He always says "bless you" after he sneezes. He also loves to get the sniffles. They are fun birds.

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alison - 2005-08-04
About 5 years ago, my family acquired an African Grey from my aunt who simply had too many pets to keep them all. At first he only bonded with my mom, but as time progressed he warmed up to me as well. He doesn't seem to like males so much, but thats okay. He does however imitate my father who has a rather deep voice. He cracks the family up. One afternoon my mom and i were sitting in the room where his cage is and we let him out. he was walking around his cage then he decided he wanted to sit by us. so he flew over and landed on the arm of the chair next to my mom and looked at her & said, "Whoa!" it made us both laugh out loud. Even though he gets very talkative in the mornings and at night, our house just wouldnt be the same without him, and i'm glad we got to keep him. He's wonderful!

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