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African Grey Parrot Family

This African Grey Parrot family lives in the Languedoc, South of France in the Couscouillette. Cookie, the father, was ‘rescued’ by us from a local shop after having been imported from Africa where he had been caught. He is still suspicious of men and prefers women and children. His partner, Sugar was bred locally and handfed by me (see video of this) and is very tame. She’s also very destructive which is why, after she practically destroyed our conservatory we built them this aviary. Cookie and Sugar produced ‘Baby’, (couscouillette.pagesperso-orange.fr which is very very unusual in captivity. Born November 2009, at the time this video was made she was almost 2 years old. Baby is called Baby as we don’t know whether it’s a boy or a girl. We allowed the parents to look after Baby from birth which is psychologically interesting as most baby Greys are either stolen from the nest in the wild or hand reared by humans not receiving any care or education from parent birds. Baby has a pretty cheeky personality. Baby gobbles her treat peanuts fast and then tries to rip the peanuts out of the beaks of her parents. Usually she gets away with it. Baby is nervous of changes in her environment, particularly anything that resembles a stick. This must be an inborn fear maybe an archaic response to African hunters’ weapons? Even the local branches when removed for cleaning at that moment terrify her. She’s not as comfortable with human touch as Sugar, her mother, who was hand reared. But

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12 Responses so far.

  1. Couscouillette schreef:

    Thanks!
    Sugar is starting to ‘talk human’ a lot more. She says ok, okidokee, ok boys etc. When I have some time I’ll try to make another little video of that.

  2. cwwdrc schreef:

    Their really sweet. Cookie was very lucky to find such a caring owner after his ordeal, bless him.

  3. Thunayyyan schreef:

    I’m buying one know like after 1 or 2 weeks

  4. dottylover schreef:

    can u buy it on web?

  5. Kitty Heaven schreef:

    same here haha i think they enjoy the bird sounds! 🙂

  6. Couscouillette schreef:

    Oh, how sweet!

  7. JazEve47 schreef:

    my grey was very interested in this video.

  8. KingAce438 schreef:

    hey guys check out my channel for my african grey parrot 🙂

  9. Couscouillette schreef:

    Thank you!! Yes, they are very happy.

  10. chick2550 schreef:

    they all look so gorgeous and happy!

  11. Couscouillette schreef:

    yes, they did, read all the info I put under the video, including the link to my website!

  12. shakillful schreef:

    did they breed

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