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Old 01-30-2010, 04:06 PM
 
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Hi, I recently became the proud (very proud) owner of an African Grey.

I'm wondering.....

Best sources for:

Supplies?
Cages?
Best Magazines?
Web Sites?
etc.....

I want at least one more nice cage....a climbing tree/play pen (I want one for my office as well....this bird's gonna travel with me some).....

Basically....where should I be shopping and what periodicals are the most informative.

Thanks!
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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Great forum with friendly people who are very knowlegable about parrots. There are also all kinds of websites for all your parrot needs on that forum.

This is a fantastic carrier if you want to take your bird out;
Day Bird Carrier

Congratulations on your African Grey, they are wonderful birds.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:10 AM
 
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Congratulations on your African Grey, they are wonderful birds.
That they are... lots of hard work, but wonderful.


There are oodles of internet sites to get supplies - Drs. Foster & Smith, birds.com, etc. etc. etc. - most of them just selling the same thing at slightly (or sometimes not so slightly!) different prices. Just shop around.

There's a UK publication called "Parrots" - a monthly magazine. I'm not sure if it's available here, but they might have some articles archived online. It was a fantastic resource when we first got ours.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:29 AM
 
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Thanks for the info so far. I just didn't know if there was a 'must have' publication or a 'must use' web site for purchases (as in one that was always the best price.)

Someone shared this site with me specifically for greys: The Grey Roost (http://thegreyroost.com/preengland.html - broken link)
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:50 PM
 
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I just didn't know if there was a 'must have' publication or a 'must use' web site for purchases
LOL.. Goodness knows there are going to be folks with strong opinions on either front.
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:49 PM
 
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BirdTalk is a good magazine to start with, or visit [URL="http://www.birdchannel.com/"]BirdChannel[/URL]. Also, a good book for behavioral understanding is Guide to a Well-Behaved Parrot.

And of course, if you have a Grey, you won't want to miss Alex and Me, which is the story of Irene Pepperberg and the very famous Alex. I have it as a book on CD and am looking forward to listening to it.

For food, I like Roudybush. I have conures (Nanday and Green Cheek), and they are notoriously difficult to get eating pellets, but mine like that kind.
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:51 PM
 
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This list of pet shops pretty much sell everything about pets, including supplies for birds.

List of Online Pet Stores
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:35 PM
 
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I have a Moluccan Cockatoo and when I first got into birds, I read a LOT of Bird Talk magazine.
I have ordered toys from Drs. Foster & Smith, and from Windy City Birds, and have been happy with them.
I feed my bird Harrison's pellets and order those directly from the website.
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Old 01-19-2015, 03:48 AM
 
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Exclamation African grey parrot Threats to survival

Very Very congrats about your African Grey.
But what about This extinct species.
Humans are by far the largest threat to wild African grey populations. Between 1994 and 2003, over 359,000 African grey parrots were traded on the international market. Mortality amongst imported birds is high. As a result of the extensive harvest of wild birds, in addition to habitat loss, this species is believed to be undergoing a rapid decline in the wild and has therefore been rated as vulnerable by the IUCN.
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Old 01-19-2015, 03:50 AM
 
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Hi, I recently became the proud (very proud) owner of an African Grey.

I'm wondering.....

Best sources for:

Supplies?
Cages?
Best Magazines?
Web Sites?
etc.....

I want at least one more nice cage....a climbing tree/play pen (I want one for my office as well....this bird's gonna travel with me some).....

Basically....where should I be shopping and what periodicals are the most informative.

Thanks!
Very Very congrats about your African Grey.
But what about This extinct species.
Humans are by far the largest threat to wild African grey populations. Between 1994 and 2003, over 359,000 African grey parrots were traded on the international market. Mortality amongst imported birds is high. As a result of the extensive harvest of wild birds, in addition to habitat loss, this species is believed to be undergoing a rapid decline in the wild and has therefore been rated as vulnerable by the.
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