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Prince, my Congo African Grey

This is a discussion on Prince, my Congo African Grey within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I've had him for about 5-6 years now, he was a second hand birdie. He ...

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    Default Prince, my Congo African Grey

    I've had him for about 5-6 years now, he was a second hand birdie. He was a major plucker when I first got him and his chest was almost bald. He stilll plucks every now and then even with a minor change in his environment (common problem with Greys). He likes to be scratched and loves nibbling on my fingers and regurgitate and try to feed me when I get close to his cage. He talks a lot (sometimes I wish they have an off button) and is also bilingual (english and our dialect in the Philippines) and can imitate everybody's voice with accent....lol.

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    He is so handsome, Marissa. They can be such loving companions.

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    He is so pretty!!! I wish I can talk to him some time... that would be fun!!!

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    He is a gorgeous animal. People's lives are really incomplete until they've owned birds as pets.

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    He is in beautiful feather now! I used to raise and breed both Pionus and Yellow Nape Amazon parrots. I had no idea what amazing companions birds are until my first Pionus. I was sold in about 30 seconds!!

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    lovely marissa!
    funny he speaks some dialect, tagalog or visayan?

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    marissa
    thats cute, i've really love to get one ever since i can remember. but im afraid that i may
    just end up killing it. hmm let me guess, he speaks kapampangan? hehehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    He is so handsome, Marissa. They can be such loving companions.

    Cheers,
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    Thanks Bruce, loving companions and stress relievers too :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by margo View Post
    He is so pretty!!! I wish I can talk to him some time... that would be fun!!!
    Sometimes they can get annoying...lol, everytime I call my son they always answer (I have 2 African Greys but the other one that my Aunt gave to me is not tame the way my son answers and even answer the phone when it rings imitating my Mom's voice.

    Quote Originally Posted by dougroc View Post
    He is a gorgeous animal. People's lives are really incomplete until they've owned birds as pets.
    Thanks, I grew up around animals and pets, and yes they can be a lot of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snyder0726 View Post
    He is in beautiful feather now! I used to raise and breed both Pionus and Yellow Nape Amazon parrots. I had no idea what amazing companions birds are until my first Pionus. I was sold in about 30 seconds!!
    Amazons are great talkers too but I heard very temperamental when they get older and ready to breed. I have 3 birds, 2 greys and a lovebird and yes they are amazing. I can even walk my dog with the lovebird hanging in his back.

    Quote Originally Posted by walingwaling View Post
    lovely marissa!
    funny he speaks some dialect, tagalog or visayan?
    He speaks Kapampangan since it is our second language at home.

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    marissa
    thats cute, i've really love to get one ever since i can remember. but im afraid that i may
    just end up killing it. hmm let me guess, he speaks kapampangan? hehehe
    Right, he can curse in Kapampangan also...lol. One of my brothers in Pampanga had parakeets before, I even sent him a cage. I don't know what happened, they probably dead by now.

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    hi marissa...i love greys! i have a conure and i wish that she had an off button sometimes too! she doesnt "speak" but she can surely make tons of noise if she is ever in the mood for attention and isnt getting it! Your bird is beautiful!

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