There are a lot of breeders of African Greys because they are such a popular bird so if you make inquiries nearby and at bird shows you should be able to find one that breeds very good parrots. When they are babies, parrots are very susceptible to ill health and stress so buying form a well known breeder means you will either eliminate these problems or minimize them so that they are not a worry.
You are buying a pet for a lifetime when buying a parrot so it pays to make sure you get a good healthy parrot at the beginning.
If you have to move your parrot around once you have it you can look for these stress symptoms:
- frequent ruffling of feathers
- plucked out feathers
- a pale frightened look
If you notice any of these stress symptoms when you are looking to buy your bird then it’s either unhealthy or has been bought from questionable sources. It’s cruel to treat birds like that, and many Central African Governments have banned their capture in the wild.
However, illegal trade in the birds continues because of high global demand. It would be a shame for you to buy and rear a pet that has been mistreated like that. So it’s always useful to research where to buy an African Grey parrot.
When buying an African Grey your safest bet is to place an order at a local pet
shop but only if they can guarantee a quality breeder and wait for your bird to arrive if they don’t have one already. Alternatively do your own research and find a reputable breeder. The most ideal purchase would be a 3-4 month old baby.
Take your time to deeply consider where to buy an African Grey parrot, because the bird you buy will be with you for a very long time.
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