There are two main types of African gray parrots: the Congo African gray (CAG) and the Timneh African gray (TAG). These parrot species are native to the lowlands of western and central Africa, and their range extends from northern Angola to Guinea. It is important to note that while both are African gray parrots, the Congo African gray and the Timneh African gray are found in different regions of Africa.
The gray parrot ( Psittacus erithacus ), also known as the Congo gray parrot or African gray parrot , is an Old World parrot in the family Psittacidae. The Timneh parrot (Psittacus timneh) was previously treated as conspecific, but has since been split as a full species.
The African gray parrot is a wonderful and intelligent bird and has the intelligence level of a five-year-old child. They can live between 40 and 60 years in captivity,
Gray parrots are monogamous breeders that nest in tree cavities. The hen lays three to five eggs, which she incubates for 30 days while her partner feeds her. Both parents care for them up to four or five weeks after they fledge. The young leave the nest at the age of 12 weeks.
Diet in captivity:
A good mix of African gray seeds should be provided, as well as a variety of fruits such as pears, oranges, pomegranates, apples and bananas, and vegetables such as carrots, cooked sweet potatoes, celery, fresh kale, peas and green beans. .They also need a source of calcium