The psychology of the african grey parrot


The psychology of the african grey parrot

In nature :

In the wild, relationships between congeners are important because young people learn by mimicry throughout their growth and development.

With the man:

With the man, and impregnation can be done and the “master” will become a congener. It will therefore be necessary that several members of the family take care of the bird in order to avoid it an “exclusive love”, which could cause frustration and/or aggression in the absence of the said “master”.


Communication is done mainly by cries and vocalizing noises, soliciting it, and learning to differentiate these noises is essential not to promote a behavioral disorder following the frustrations of not understanding on your part about his attentions.

To know :

The Gabonese gray parrot hates change but gets bored easily. The objects in the cage are used to distract him, do not hesitate to put on a background of music during your absence.

In your presence, a daily outing of a minimum of more or less 2 hours will be necessary, so that he can stretch his muscles, explore the places, and thus enrich himself further in his personal development. Your living room must therefore be adapted, with perches and play areas (be careful, the parrot must not be alone when it goes out, it could injure itself and the pesticide are destructive).

In the event of untimely cries or material damage, do not punish the animal because the notion of punishment is not acquired in the parrot. Do not isolate it, this can cause a behavioral disorder.

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