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Joy - 2005-05-30
In 1990 I brought home a 9 month old Timneh. Within a year she was quite tame, talking and mimicing sounds. We were great friends for seven years. My life changed and I moved where I could not keep pets. My neighbor gave Bingo a good home. Another seven years passed. I got a call asking if I could take Bingo back. Now she is 15! I was ready to start training all over again. No need! She remembered me immediately. In a few hours she was cuddling like she had never been away. I am so lucky to have her back and will never give her up again.

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Charlie Stuart - 2005-03-03
Felicia is her name..... seven years since she came into our lives as a half feathered chick. I hand fed her 3 times a day for three months.....(she demanded it) She has every mood I do from silly to leave me alone. We understand each other. I have had a dog and a cat, but Greys are closer to humans.... and yes maybe it is just because they can talk, but for me there is more. She is the Perennial 5 year old human child. She is not a pet... she is my friend

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pete vetrano - 2005-01-24
all i can say is that i have congo grey, his name is puppy. only those who have greys can really appreciate and understand how playfull and smart these guys really are. i have had mine for about a year now an he`s like part of the family. when hes feeling left out...thats when he starts makin noises that i cant even describe. as far as playful...he loves it when we play tag, and somtimes i swear it seems like he`s laughing. but in short i highly recommend the grey. anybody considering purchasing a grey, when you get it your in for a treat. its like havin a kid. treat it like one and trust me...amazed will be an understatement

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Doe - 2005-01-05
We had been looking for a timneh. after researching to find the right bird for our family, my husband works nights, i knew we could not have a squawker. We found a 10 yr old in the paper and called. the woman said it had not had a lot of attention and never would get on them. I decided to get him anyway. After 3 months he is now getting on my hand and crawls up to my shoulder where he loves me to rub his wings with my face, and I pet his head. He is such a joy to us, he is a big talker and says "want a peanut, by by, luv, good morning, krackle, good bird, luv bird, water, luv peanuts", and lots more. He wants something at every meal so we must share. they do need lots of attention but they are so much fun. I would never trade him for any other bird.

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Claudia - 2004-07-22
I have three of these wonderful birds, two girls and one boy. I am their mom and they are my kids. They each have their own personality. Every morning I get the "good mornings" and we begin our morning ritual which involves cleaning their cages and preparing their meals. They are practically always outside of their cages while I am home. But when I leave the house, I put them back in their cages and the long good-bye begins. They start with "bye-bye" and "I love you" and it never fails to make me feel bad for leaving them, even for an hour. If you are thinking of getting a grey, please note that they are extremely intelligent and with that comes the need for lots of mental stimulation that you will always have to provide them with. In return, you will get the love and affection of a life-long friend.

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Anca - 2004-04-22
These birds even have their own personality and sense of humor! One the the "humorous" tricks Coco has played on me was flying out of his cage and hiding in the back corner of the room, while I am freaking out because I thought he flew away, he started laughing and mimicking me calling his name over and over again. Hes the sweetest bird I know though. I cant imagine life without his noises and whistling in the back.

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Meg - 2004-04-20
congo grays rock!

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Chuck - 2004-03-07
I have a 20 year old timneh named Damascus ( due to the damascus steel like pattern her feathers make) she loves to mimic my car alarm
the microwave the phone, chopping noise from the kitchen , when I am clipping my nails she makes the same clic -clic -clic she will shake claw, do two type of flapping, dance, circle, get in her cage when told to all on command. This is a bird that needs love interaction and stimulus, you can not just put it in a cage and look at it you have to make it part of your flock. A vey loving and intelligent bird!

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Dean - 2003-10-19
I spent 6 months looking for an african grey that needed a good home and didnt cost the earth as I have 3 children and money is always an issue.

I found an 18 month old timneh with a cage in a local paper and was reluctant to buy because I thought it was an inferior bird, could I of been more wrong, this bird is bright as a button sings and talks non stop, snuggles into my chest at nite and literally purrs like a cat...

I have freinds with congos that talk very well but cant be handled, not to say they are all like that, but if you have any doubt about the timneh being a lesser bird totally dismiss that idea from your head.

Totally lovely bird i would highly recommend to anyone, equal to the congo if not better in my opinion...

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Brenda - 2003-09-11
We have had our Timneh, Mya, for about a month and she is a sweetheart. She is around 7 months old and is already chattering and whistling up a storm. She is accepting of the whole family and we would recommend the Timneh. I had to do some talking to get my husband to buy a Timneh over a Congo but he definately has no regrets now. These birds are awesome!

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