Posted May 25, 2014
I used to own one Grey parrot for some years after one of my friends died (I had to give it for some personal reasons). It was a very funny bird which was always looking for cuddles and games. It was a social parrot, it did not fear any member of my family or strangers. It became a lovely companion.
However, you have to be careful before acquiring this parrot (like almost every species of parrot): indeed its average longevity is about 50 years so you have to think a lot before buying one. Furthermore, this parrot hates to be alone, you have to be present for it and not neglect it: you must stimulate it. Grey parrots are not some decorative objects, they need attention.
Mine shouted some shrill noises sometimes but it was rare.
If you are ready for this adventure, I can advise you this parrot. It is not really colorful (grey with a red tail) but it remains really lovely. You can even teach it some tricks if you are patient.