Welcome to Trina’s Parrots home. We are the leading African Grey Parrots breeder.We have a family legacy steeped in tradition.Caring for our birds is not only a profession, but a way of life. Each of our staff members share a passion for the care of animals, and that passion is exhibited with each, and every bird we breed. We offer the perfect combination of integrity, professionalism and high quality birds breeding.
We have been breeding African grey parrots for about 9 years.All of our Parrots are hand fed and socialized. This makes our babies good pets. Every African baby bird that comes out of our home. The farm is given a lot of TLC. In other words, we give our Parrot babies a lot of love and attention. We currently have African grey babies available for sale.
Our core philosophy is that each bird is a precious gift of love and a lifetime commitment. Therefore, we take our breeding responsibilities seriously. We take every measure to ensure that our birds are raised in a prime environment, so that optimum bird breeding can occur. We have a strict control in place to make sure that our facility and our birds meet the highest standards in breeding. Our birds are thoroughly examined for health issues before being sold to any family.
The African grey parrot is one of the most talented talking/ mimicking birds on the planet, giving it quite a reputation among bird enthusiasts. Not only do bird keepers love this intelligent bird, it’s one of the most recognizable species to bird novices as well — everyone knows the African grey parrot. Understated beauty and a brainy no-nonsense attitude are what keep this parrot at the peak of popularity.
Natural Habitat for African Grey Parrot African grey parrots generally inhabit savannas, coastal mangroves, woodland and edges of forest clearings in their West and Central Africa range. Though the larger of the African grey subspecies is referred to as the Congo African grey, this bird actually has a much wider natural range in Africa, including the southeastern Ivory Coast, Kenya, and Tanzania. The Timneh African grey is found in a smaller region along the western edge of the Ivory Coast and through southern Guinea. Their diet in the wild consists mostly of palm nuts, seeds, fruits, and leafy matter.
Care & Feeding:There’s a reason why the African grey is often considered the poster bird for parrot intelligence — not only is this bird inclined to amass a large vocabulary, African greys also demonstrate an aptitude for recognizing the meaning of words and phrases.
African greys need plenty of toys that challenge their intelligence, such as foraging and puzzle toys. Nutri-Berries by Lafeber Company are perfect for foraging. This complete food blends a balance of grains, seeds, and other nutrients in the shape of a berry. Because the grains and seeds are mostly whole and formed into a berry shape, it encourages African greys to hold, nibble, and even play with the Nutri-Berries. This mimics the foraging that African greys do in the wild.
African greys seem especially affected by stress and commotion in their environment and can be put more at ease by placing one corner of the cage against a wall as opposed to in the middle of a room.
African grey parrots are more prone to deficiency in vitamin-A/beta-carotene, and therefore benefit from eating vegetables high in beta-carotene, such as cooked sweet potato and fresh kale. Vitamin-D deficiency is another concern, especially for Greys on a poor diet. Offering a balanced, pelleted diet, such as Nutria-Berries, for the main diet of an African grey helps prevent vitamin and mineral deficiencies. A grey that consumes a pelleted diet generally does not need vitamin supplements added to its food.
African Greys Love to Eat: Nutria-Berries
Lafeber food for African Greys Classic AVI-Cakes for Parrots Fruit Delight Avi-Cakes for Parrots Premium Daily Diet for Parrots
Personality & Behavior:
Most bird keepers believe that only an experienced bird enthusiast should keep a grey. They are complex parrots, highly sensitive, and more than a little demanding. They are also charming and brilliant, but this match of sensitivity and brains can lead to behavioral issues. They are creatures of habit, and even a small change in routine can make a sensitive grey unhappy. They are prone to plucking and chewing their feathers, among other bad habits.
African Greys are social parrots that need a lot of hands-on time, however, they aren’t “cuddle-bugs.” They will tolerate some head scratching and a little bit of petting, but they do not appreciate intense physical contact, though some individuals don’t mind a little snuggling. Every bird has individual tastes and preferences. A grey can also become a “one person bird,” even if every member of the household socializes with it from the beginning.
Speech & Sound:
Much of the grey’s appeal comes from its talking ability. It is among the best talkers in the parrot family, able to repeat words and phrases after hearing them just once or twice. This bird reaches full talking ability around a year of age, and most individuals become capable mimics much earlier.
Age: It’s great to take them and train them when they are still young around 4-6 months of age.
Cage: It must be big enough because they love space to play and move around the cage.