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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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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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