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African GreyHabitat, Exercise & Play

Where African Grey Parrots Like to Live

When it comes to their home or cage, for parrots the more space they have the better. A selection of perches and bars should be attached to the cage to allow the parrot to climb from side to side and up and down.

We recommend you place your parrots cage in a part of the house where the bird will have lots of contact with people, but not in the most hectic area of the home. Keep the cage away from windows where they would receive direct sunlight, away from draughts, and not too close to radiators.

African Grey Exercise & Play

An African Grey would need three hours 'out of cage' time and 45 minutes of physical interaction daily. This is a minimumof time required for the parrots good mental health.

Exercise is key for an African Grey. These pet birds need a minimum of one to two hours outside their cage each day. Chew toys are also important for your Grey. We recommend you play some games with your African Grey to keep them feeling loved and stimulated.

The Hide and Seek Game

Playing hide and seek with an African Grey is entertaining and can be initiated whenever the parrot shows an interest in interacting with you. Step out of sight into another room and listen for the bird to whistle to you. If your African Grey does not immediately send out a whistle, which would be unlikely, you can initiate the game by using what most Greys are very familiar with, the high-pitched wolf whistle. After the first whistle, your African Grey should be paying attention and beginning to understand the intentions of the game.

African Grey Parrots need to be played with, and they oves to interact with his or her owner. Fun games the African Grey enjoys like hide and seek or any other game you can play with them like this will keep your bird healthy and happy to ensure they live a long life.

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