Adopting an older African Grey Parrot

If you are looking to adopt a bird (eg. African Grey Parrot) in your home, there are very many options that you can look for. Parrots are a favorite for many wit very interesting traits. Many people looking for parrots to adopt will mostly go for baby parrots so as to start off with them. You will be surprised to learn that there are very many older parrots also looking for homes. These are sometimes more suited for new keepers ad you will be amazed to realize that they would suit you more. The reason for this is that the older birds are more stable and may have traits that you would really love. Adopting an older parrot has a number of benefits. Here are a few things you need to know about adopting older parrot species and everything about rescue.

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African Grey Parrot – Cage

How about giving the bird a second chance

Older parrots are usually neglected most of the times for reasons that are not their own. Many end up in homes whereby the caretakers have no knowledge on how to take care of them while others lose homes due to death of the caretaker. These end up sad in aviaries that are not something they are used to especially if they stayed with one owner for too long. Helping the bird get a home through adoption will give it a new lease on life and a second chance to enjoy a good home. This is what adopting is all about. These are mostly rescued birds. A lot of people assume that a rescued bird has behavioral problems. This is in fact rare. It is also wise to find out form the holders whether the bird has record of problems with its owners.

Trained birds

An older bird will come with the advantage of training. Some of the rescued birds come from very interesting setups where owners have invested in their training. Some birds will be able to do tricks and these will easily impress your friends. Older birds also have experience with living in homes and will be much easier to manage. This will save you the hustle of having to train your bird and give you the benefit of having fun with a well trained bird.

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Think long term

You will be surprised to learn that birds will live for very long. They will most often outlive their owners creating the rescuing need every so often. Some species of these parrots will live as long as 80 and more years. As you adopt and older parrot, you will need to come up with a long term plan in case you happen to be incapable of taking of the bird in the long run. You can do this by leaving the bird with a responsible younger person to take care of the bird thus give it longevity in terms of a good place to stay.

Adopting a talking bird?

If you desire to adopt a talking parrot, you will be in luck if you get an older bird. These will most often have been trained to and learnt to. The older birds will easily have learnt this trick as opposed to the younger birds.

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Dramatic birds

An older bird will save you the drama that comes with the younger babies that have to go through the adolescent stage. These parrots will behave as erratically as human teens. Older birds will have skipped this stage and will prove more stable and easier to manage.

66 thoughts on “Adopting an older African Grey Parrot

    1. Mary Lopez

      I have baby parrots both African Grey and Cocatoos that will be ready to go to forever homes in a few weeks. They have been hand fed since 2 weeks of age. Very sweet and loving. They all enjoy being with humans and riding on your shoulder. I have both female and males.you can leave a message.

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        1. jorge herman

          We are offering handraised Parrots species from weaned Aviary at affordable prices and 100% candle tested fertile eggs for hatching healthy chicks. We are selling to persons interested in breeding and hand rearing up their own birds from egg stage. We assist clients with successfully articles & techniques. Our Available Parrots we raise are as follows:
          Hyacinth Macaw,Scarlet Macaw,Green Winged Macaw,B & G Macaw, Sollomons Island Eclectus, Congo African Grey, Timneh Grey, Umbrella Cockatoo, Palm Cockatoo, Goffin Cockatoo, Gallah Cockatoo, Blue and Gold Macaw, Scarlet Macaw, Greenwing Macaw, Dyh Amazon,YN Amazon Toco Toucan, Cockatiel, sun conures,jenday conures.We also have candle tested fertile eggs for the above species,we also offer deliveries. Please Visit our Email(jorgebirdshome@gmail.com). We incubate eggs during shipment at standard temperatures, Please contact us through Email (jorgebirdshome@gmail.com) for more information about our birds

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        2. Jorge

          We are offering handraised Parrots species from weaned Aviary at affordable prices and 100% candle tested fertile eggs for hatching healthy chicks. We are selling to persons interested in breeding and hand rearing up their own birds from egg stage. We assist clients with successfully articles & techniques. Our Available Parrots we raise are as follows:
          Hyacinth Macaw,Scarlet Macaw,Green Winged Macaw,B & G Macaw, Sollomons Island Eclectus, Congo African Grey, Timneh Grey, Umbrella Cockatoo, Palm Cockatoo, Goffin Cockatoo, Gallah Cockatoo, Blue and Gold Macaw, Scarlet Macaw, Greenwing Macaw, Dyh Amazon,YN Amazon Toco Toucan, Cockatiel, sun conures,jenday conures.We also have candle tested fertile eggs for the above species,we also offer deliveries. Please Visit our Email(jorgebirdshome@gmail.com). We incubate eggs during shipment at standard temperatures, Please contact us through Email (jorgebirdshome@gmail.com) for more information about our birdsss

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          1. Rosa L Gonzales

            Hi, I am interested in a African Gray parrot if you have any available. I am in Texas. Thank you.

      1. Brenda Batts

        I am interested in buying an african gray, so you have one available? Please contact me at your earliest convenience. Thanks.
        Brenda Batts

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      2. Mandy

        Liokong to adopt Congo African grey that is tame, loves attention and can talk really well. This will be my baby, I will not breed and I will never sell her.

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      3. barry elliott

        interested in purchasing one of your af greys, what are you asking for them? i reside in texas, do you ship? hope to hear from you soon, thanks, barry my phone number is 903-787-8286 could you please call? thanks

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        1. jorge herman

          Hello Roy Please contact for more informations on the African Grey through email (jorgebirdshome@gmail.com)

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    2. jorge herman

      African Grey Parrots available for cheap, Please contact us through email for more ino (jorgebirdshome@gmail.com) They are healthy and ready for their new homes

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        1. jorge herman

          Hello Roy Please contact for more informations on the African Grey through email (jorgebirdshome@gmail.com)

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    3. jorge herman

      We are offering handraised Parrots species from weaned Aviary at affordable prices and 100% candle tested fertile eggs for hatching healthy chicks. We are selling to persons interested in breeding and hand rearing up their own birds from egg stage. We assist clients with successfully articles & techniques. Our Available Parrots we raise are as follows:
      Hyacinth Macaw, Sollomons Island Eclectus, Congo African Grey, Timneh Grey, Umbrella Cockatoo, Palm Cockatoo, Goffin Cockatoo, Gallah Cockatoo, Blue and Gold Macaw, Scarlet Macaw, Greenwing Macaw, Dyh Amazon,YN Amazon Toco Toucan, Cockatiel, sun conures,jenday conures.We also have candle tested fertile eggs for the above species,we also offer deliveries. Please Visit our Email(jorgebirdshome@gmail.com). We incubate eggs during shipment at standard temperatures, will replace eggs in case of any adverse situations during delivery. Please contact us through Email (parrotshome152@gmail.com
      ) for more info

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  1. goldy parekh

    Hi !
    I am interested in a pair of talking parrots . I would like to know how old birds would be.
    Kindly reply.
    Thanks

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  2. Adam

    Hello,

    I had a girlfriend that had an older African Grey. I ended up buying a cage for my place and after a while the bird came to accept me. It would sit on my shoulder and not want to get off, nibble on my ear, chill on the shower rod while I took a shower or bath, and hang out in the kitchen while I cooked. It liked to sit on the faucet with a little water dripping from it, or bob up and down when I listened to music (particularly rap, lol). I’m now in a new relationship, but wish I had an African Grey still. I’ve now come to know a new African Grey that’s being kept at my work place (which has people living at it 24/7). I’m working toward gaining its trust too. Anyway, I would be interested in adopting one of any age. I live in the Washington D.C. area. I do have 2 cats so perhaps an older one that is not fearful of other pets would be most suitable.

    Thanks,

    -Adam

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  3. John G

    I am looking to adopt/rescue an African Grey. I have other birds (Macaw, Amazon, Cocktiel and conure) I want to round off my flock with an intelligent African Grey. Any available for adoption. I live in Fort Lauderdale Florida

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  4. John G

    I am looking to adopt/rescue an african grey to round off my flock (Green wing Macaw, amazon, cockatiel and Conure), I find these birds good company and want a smart Grey to round it off. I live in Fort Lauderdale
    John

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  5. SAM BATISTA

    I would be interested in adopting an African grey. Please send me more info, about fees and location near south Georgia. Thanks for your time,Sam

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  6. Judy

    Sunday morning I will be picking up my 1st African gray. He’s 4 years old and has not been handled in over a year. I was told he will bite me. I have patience and time…just not sure the best way to introduce him into my home. Just leve him alone for the first few days and let him get comfortable with his new surroundings ? Anyone with helpful comments tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciate.

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  7. alan

    I have a female grey that is 10year old very friendly and wants companion she is not a picker so I’m not adoptin a picker looking for a healthier olderror male that’s a Congo. The cage is 12 feet by 5 feet plenty of room. I’m 30 years old and give plenty of attention. Please call I would love to adopt 6467048749

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    1. alan

      I would like the pair of greys and pay you $200 for all your trouble if u can deliver it to mamhattan. I have a grey and a 12 by 4 cage but I would like to keep yours separate. My number is 6467048749. Thank you very much.

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  8. Noelia

    Talking Pair of African Grey Parrots

    Pair of well trained and talking African Grey parrots available for sale. They also come with a free parrot cage with toys to play. These parrots can also be delivered.Contact at (noelia.rivas433@gmail.com) or (202-697-7428)

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    1. garth basil

      good day i whould like to have a chans to own my very own african grey parrot do you shell them or do you adopt them to good homes please whatsaap me on this number 0623434019 thank you
      go well
      Garth Brown

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  9. alan

    I would like the pair of greys and pay you $200 for all your trouble if u can deliver it to mamhattan. I have a grey and a 12 by 4 cage but I would like to keep yours separate. My number is 6467048749. Thank you very much.

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  10. alan

    I would like an african greys and pay you $200 for all your trouble if u can deliver it to Manhattan. I have a grey thats 10 years old and all that experence. When you see how healthy mine is u will be shocked and a 12 by 4 cage . My number is 6467048749. Thank you

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  11. Noelia

    I have for sale a beautiful playful and healthy African grey parrot.
    Does not bite or nip interacts with everyone in the family loves to play and get scratches steps up eats pallets, seeds and fresh fruit and vegetables they are 3 of them 2 males and a female .contact me at (noelia.rivas433@gmail.com)

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  12. Noelia

    Healthy pair of male and female African Grey parrots available Awesome companions and playmates. Home raised, not captive bred. Vaccinated, tamed, banded. If interested contact to make an appointment.contact me at (noelia.rivas433@gmail.com)

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  13. ms dale krawchuk

    i am looking to adopt an african grey i have over 20 years experience with different exotic parrots

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  14. johnda meaux

    I would love to adopt a Grey! I am in Missouri. Older bird is fine as long as it is healthy. Please contact me if you are about to surrender your bird. I would give it a loving home. I have a bird , understand their needs. Emotional, and physical. Thanks.

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  15. Hiba El Tayea

    Hello,
    I would love to adopt an African Grey parrot. I reside in MD.
    Please let me know what do I need to do.

    Thanks

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  16. Tashiea

    Hello I would like to adopt and older African Grey Parrot. I’ve been wanting one for a few years now. I hope I become lucky and get the chance to add one to my family.

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  17. noelia

    Hello dear,
    Thanks for the love and interest you have toward my bird , i do have a male and female Congo African grey parrot . i just want to know if you are still interested in any , get back to me asap for more info and pics

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    1. Medis

      Hey I was wondering if you still have your parrot. I would love to have one, please *call me at 3014749250

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  18. Alem

    I have an 8 year old female just would like male companionship as humans are. The can’t breed till 5 to 6 years so obviously im not looking to breed and im an MAle 28 year old the works 4 monday to friday but get payed $500 I will prove. And don’t pay rent or any maintenance I will give proof. It’s all all about the birds

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  19. Al

    Thus must be another fake, I’ve been writing to every idiot on this sitemail. I have an Congo grey and they are scandales. First they are in the United states then they are asking for shipping from a different countries where no greys come from and have no penaltIis.

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  20. mimi

    HI CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHERE CAN I ADOPT AN AFRICAN GREY i LIVE IN MIAMI FL AND HAVE HAD NO LUCK, CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP JUST SEND ME AN EMAIL AND LET ME KNOW PLEASE,

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  21. jorge herman

    We are offering handraised Parrots species from weaned Aviary at affordable prices and 100% candle tested fertile eggs for hatching healthy chicks. We are selling to persons interested in breeding and hand rearing up their own birds from egg stage. We assist clients with successfully articles & techniques. Our Available Parrots we raise are as follows:
    Hyacinth Macaw, Sollomons Island Eclectus, Congo African Grey, Timneh Grey, Umbrella Cockatoo, Palm Cockatoo, Goffin Cockatoo, Gallah Cockatoo, Blue and Gold Macaw, Scarlet Macaw, Greenwing Macaw, Dyh Amazon,YN Amazon Toco Toucan, Cockatiel, sun conures,jenday conures.We also have candle tested fertile eggs for the above species,we also offer deliveries. Please Visit our Email(jorgebirdshome@gmail.com). We incubate eggs during shipment at standard temperatures, will replace eggs in case of any adverse situations during delivery. Please contact us through Email (jorgebirdshome@gmail.com) for more info

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  22. kestenmaria

    Super Silly Tame African Grey Parrot For Sale Hi I am selling my super silly tame female african grey parrot for sale 1 years old very good health and very good talker pick up new word quickly love men an women also kids step on to your Hand also shoulder very friendly parrot comes with the large cage and including toys,for more details just get back to at 609-536-9707

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  23. Audrey McCarty

    My parents (after a LOT of wheedling) agreed to let me get a bird. I can get whatever I want, but the rule is, it needs to only have 10 or less years left. :( I decided on an African grey, but I’m worried about one thing; what if the previous owners accidentally reinforced biting? How hard will it be to train it out of them? Thanks!

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  24. jorge herman

    We are offering handraised Parrots species from weaned Aviary at affordable prices and 100% candle tested fertile eggs for hatching healthy chicks. We are selling to persons interested in breeding and hand rearing up their own birds from egg stage. We assist clients with successfully articles & techniques. Our Available Parrots we raise are as follows:
    Hyacinth Macaw, Sollomons Island Eclectus, Congo African Grey, Timneh Grey, Umbrella Cockatoo, Palm Cockatoo, Goffin Cockatoo, Gallah Cockatoo, Blue and Gold Macaw, Scarlet Macaw, Greenwing Macaw, Dyh Amazon,YN Amazon Toco Toucan, Cockatiel, sun conures,jenday conures.We also have candle tested fertile eggs for the above species,we also offer deliveries. Please Visit our Email(jorgebirdshome@gmail.com). We incubate eggs during shipment at standard temperatures, will replace eggs in case of any adverse situations during delivery. Please contact us through Email (parrotshome152@gmail.com
    ) for more info

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  25. Ali

    We are offering handraised Parrots species from weaned Aviary at affordable prices and 100% candle tested fertile eggs for hatching healthy chicks. We are selling to persons interested in breeding and hand rearing up their own birds from egg stage. We assist clients with successfully articles & techniques. Our Available Parrots we raise are as follows:
    Hyacinth Macaw,Scarlet Macaw,Green Winged Macaw,B & G Macaw, Sollomons Island Eclectus, Congo African Grey, Timneh Grey, Umbrella Cockatoo, Palm Cockatoo, Goffin Cockatoo, Gallah Cockatoo, Blue and Gold Macaw, Scarlet Macaw, Greenwing Macaw, Dyh Amazon,YN Amazon Toco Toucan, Cockatiel, sun conures,jenday conures.We also have candle tested fertile eggs for the above species,we also offer deliveries.We incubate eggs during shipment at standard temperatures, Please contact us through Email (parrotshome152@gmail.com)

    Reply

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