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Old 03-17-2020, 09:46 AM
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Red face African Grey 4 month old


This is the first time i will be getting an african grey and i am really looking forward to it.

the breeder told me it looks like a Girl, but the DNA has not been done yet.

it is 4 months old and almost fully weaned.

it eats fruits, seeds and mix feed(the readily available ones!)

i am a first timer with an african grey.

10-15 days back, i lost yellow ring necks without any reason... many of my avian vet friends told me that they were perfectly healthy... and post mortem did not show any findings too.

it was sudden death due to no reason at all.

i need help with this parrot. can you experts please share your experience and resources with me so i can get knowledge on how to take care of my baby whose coming to me on Sunday!

i need help and guidance!
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Old 03-17-2020, 10:28 AM
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Re: African Grey 4 month old

Young African Grey's tend to be clumsy.
Keep perches low in her cage till she gets the hang of it.
Be sure to get the paperwork to go with your baby.

So sorry to hear about your loss.
We lost one of our Cockatiels very suddenly a few weeks ago.
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Re: African Grey 4 month old

ok i will do that. thank you so much for the advise.

can you please post a picture of a low perch ?
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Re: African Grey 4 month old

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Young African Grey's tend to be clumsy.
Adult African Grey's also tend to be clumsy

Sorry to hear of your loss, have you no idea why at all? Where you cooking with non-stick pans, had they eaten something poisonous etc, id really try and get to the bottom of things before introducing another bird especially as you lost TWO birds at the same time..
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Re: African Grey 4 month old

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Young African Grey's tend to be clumsy.
Adult African Grey's also tend to be clumsy

Sorry to hear of your loss, have you no idea why at all? Where you cooking with non-stick pans, had they eaten something poisonous etc, id really try and get to the bottom of things before introducing another bird especially as you lost TWO birds at the same time..

i had one of the parrots post mortem done and it was found to have mycoplasma. though i dont believe it was mycoplasma as there were no associated symptoms except for one parrot who had breathing difficulty.
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Re: African Grey 4 month old

Non stick cookware, scented candles, scented dryer sheets, fresh paint, electric heaters w/teflon coated heating elements, Hairdryer same thing, so much in a modern home can cause respirtory distress in parrots. New carpet and backing, new paneling, new floor tiling, all can cause issues too. Microwave popcorn bags are usually lined with a type of non stick coating,make sure to not over cook, thats when the fumes comeout.
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Re: African Grey 4 month old

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ok i will do that. thank you so much for the advise.

can you please post a picture of a low perch ?
A 'low perch' just means a perch that is close to the bottom of the cage, so that your bird won't hurt himself if he falls (young birds in a new environment can get upset when anything startles them, and you don't want them to fall; This can also happen in the middle of the night, perhaps even if the bird gets upset by a dream or something.

The problem is, if you leave a high perch in the cage, the bird will naturally want to stay on that, and then might injure himself when he falls. So in the beginning, keep everything LOW, about 4" from the bottom of the cage. Perches, food/water bowls, toys, everything. If you've already got a big cage for your new bird, then perhaps raise it up on some milk crates so the 'bottom' of the cage is up higher off the floor. Birds don't usually feel comfortable being low to the ground. The first bird I got, was a CAG; I built his cage, and having been informed about cage/perch placement, sat the cage up on two milk crates in height, just so he'd feel more comfortable with being that height in the room while in his cage.

I tend to forget about this problem, because the last time I had a baby bird in my house was over 20 years ago; but yes, we always started off a new baby bird with a perch that was only about three or four inches off of the bottom of the cage. Oh, and make sure that there is just enough ambient low light at night time so that your bird can still see his environment at night. They shouldn't be exposed to having to be in pitch black conditions alone at so young an age.
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Re: African Grey 4 month old

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your babies.

What breeder did you purchase your new Grey from? I am currently looking to get one.

Any recommendations would be sincerely appreciated.
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Re: African Grey 4 month old

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I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your babies.

What breeder did you purchase your new Grey from? I am currently looking to get one.

Any recommendations would be sincerely appreciated.
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