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Timeh African Grey Parrot For Sale

Timeh African Grey Parrot

Sounds: Vocal,  Mimics, Natural calls
Interaction: Social, Fun, Clown,   Cuddly
Specie :Timeh African Grey Parrot
​Age : 0 to 12  Months old

Healthy heading

baby and adult
​Sex : Male and Female
​Vaccinated : Yes
​Tamed : Yes
Sex : Male / Female available

Description

Timneh African Grey Parrots as Pets: A Complete Guide

The Timeh African Grey Parrot For Sale is a smaller subspecies of the popular Congo African grey parrot. While they share many traits with Congos, Timnehs have some distinct differences as well. Read on for a full overview of Timneh grey history, personality, housing, diet, health, costs, and everything needed to properly care for one of these brilliant parrots.

Origins of the Timneh African Grey

The Timeh African Grey Parrot For Sale  (Psittacus erithacus timneh) comes from a smaller region of West Africa compared to the wider ranging Congo grey. Specifically, Timnehs inhabit the moist Upper Guinea forests extending into Guinea, Sierra Leone, and western Ivory Coast.

Like Congos, wild Timnehs live in large, noisy flocks and use a diversity of vocalizations to communicate. Their natural diet consists of fruit, nuts, seeds, and vegetation. Habitat destruction has made them vulnerable, with trapping for the pet trade further reducing their numbers.

Personality and Temperament Differences

Timeh African Grey Parrot For Sale are often considered less demanding than Congos. They tend to be calmer, less prone to loud vocalizations, and more amenable to handling. However, they still need extensive mental stimulation, social interaction, training and proper care from their owners. With gentle handling, Timnehs often become quite affectionate and bonded pets.

Vocalizations and Speech Ability

Timneh greys have an impressive capacity for mimicking speech and environmental sounds when trained through positive reinforcement. While advanced Timnehs may have vocabularies exceeding 100 words, most demonstrate smaller vocabularies of 10-50 words learned through consistent practice. Their natural vocalizations include various shrieks, squawks, and whistles.

Appearance and Plumage

The key physical difference between Timneh and Congo greys is size. Timnehs tend to be about 10-15% smaller on average. They also have darker charcoal grey plumage overall compared to the paler silver gray of Congos. Both subspecies have bright red tail feathers and pale yellow eyes. It can be difficult differentiating Timnehs and Congos by appearance alone.

Housing Requirements

While smaller than Congos, Timnehs still require an especially large, enriched cage:

  • Minimum 30x30x50 inch dimensions for one Timneh grey
  • Several natural wood perches of varying sizes
  • Heavy-duty metal food and water dishes
  • Rotating variety of toys for mental stimulation
  • Non-toxic litter or paper cage substrate
  • Supervised playtime in bird-safe areas

Nutrition Recommendations

A balanced diet is essential for Timneh health and feather quality:

  • High-quality pellet mix specific for large parrots, 75-80% of diet
  • Plenty of vegetables, fruits, sprouted grains
  • Limited healthy nuts, seeds, dried fruits as treats
  • Fresh, filtered water continuously available

Avoid food with preservatives, salt, or artificial ingredients.

Enrichment and Exercise Needs

Intelligent, energetic Timnehs require at least 4-5 hours of daily interaction and stimulation:

  • Supervised playtime in a secure, bird-proofed room
  • Large play gym with varied perches, toys, swings
  • Foraging activities, training exercises, puzzle toys
  • Social flock time with human family members
  • Positive reinforcement training to learn commands and expand vocabulary

Lack of exercise and enrichment leads to undesirable behaviors in Timnehs like screaming or feather damaging.

Potential Health Problems

With attentive lifetime care, Timnehs may reach 40-60 years or more. Some health issues to watch for include:

  • Obesity
  • Respiratory infections
  • Psittacine beak and feather disease
  • Toxicity from heavy metals
  • Reproductive issues in females
  • Atherosclerosis and fatty liver disease

Wellness exams, diagnostics, and knowing your bird’s normal patterns helps detect problems early.

Finding a Timneh African Grey

Avoid buying unweaned Timneh chicks from pet stores. Consider adoption from a qualified rescue first. Or carefully choose an avian-experienced breeder focused on proper hand-feeding and socialization techniques. Expect to spend $700-$1500 or more for a Timneh from a quality breeder. Make sure you are ready for their long-term commitment before acquiring one.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Timneh African grey cost?

From reputable breeders, Timnehs range from about $700-$1500 depending on age and breeder reputation. Adoption fees are less, typically $100-$500.

What is the Timneh grey parrot’s lifespan?

With excellent lifetime care and diet, Timnehs often reach 40-60 years old or more in captivity. Some exceptionally long-lived individuals reach 80 years old.

What vegetables and fruits are safe for Timnehs?

Good produce options include kale, carrots, yams, berries, melon, citrus fruits, squash, peas, green beans. Chop combinations and rotate for variety.

How much out-of-cage time should a Timneh grey get daily?

Timnehs need a minimum of 4-5 hours of supervised play and enrichment time outside their cage each day. However, even more daily playtime is better.

Can Timneh greys live in apartments?

Timnehs may work in apartments but their tendency to be vocal may disturb neighbors. Ensure your living space meets their large cage size needs as well before committing.

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