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Physical Description: Timneh African Greys are the smaller, more sociable cousin of the Congo African Grey. They look just like the infamous Congo African Grey Parrot, with one or two small differences. The Timneh is significantly smaller in size, and darker in color. Instead of the vibrant red tail of the Congo, the Timneh’s tail is deep maroon or sometimes brown. Their beaks are two-toned, with the upper portion being a lighter color than the lower.
Average Lifespan: 40 – 60 years
Sexing: Sexing these birds requires a DNA test, as they are not sexually dimorphic (you cannot tell the sex just by looking at them).
Origin: Africa (Specifically, parts of the Ivory Coast and off the Gulf of Guinea)
Train-ability: Timneh African Greys are excellent talkers and will often learn to mimic sounds before moving on to words and phrases. They commonly sound like their caretaker, copying male or female voices and inflections. Although there is not much difference between the Timneh and the Congo, it has been said that Timnehs make better “family birds,” bonding easily to more than one person. They are also said to be slightly more playful and outgoing than a Congo, though this will vary from bird to bird. Timneh African Greys are incredibly intelligent parrots and will need plenty of toys and one-on-one time with their caretakers to occupy them.
Loudness: Timneh African Greys are not overly loud birds. They can get a little noisy when they are involved in a rough-and-tumble game, but otherwise they are pretty quiet. In general, the rule is that they will be quiet birds if they are raised in a quiet household. If the household is frequently busy and noisy, then the bird will be, too. They learn their sounds from their surroundings, after all. Timneh parrots can make nice apartment birds if they are properly trained.
Health Guarantee of Our Birds
We have the strongest bird guarantee in the country, and more importantly, we stand behind our guarantee. The guarantee is simple: We guarantee that we are selling you a perfectly healthy bird. To verify that guarantee, within five days you need to go to an Avian Vet and get any and all testing you prefer to do on your bird, at your expense. We can guide you as to the tests we suggest. If the results are not perfect but the bird can be easily treated, then we pay for all medications and all treatment. If the results are unacceptable then we either replace your bird or refund 100% of the purchase price of your bird, at our option.
Bird Guarantee only lasts for the first five days
Since we have 100% control over the bird's environment at our store, but have no control over the bird once it leaves, we can only guarantee the bird for the first five days. We guarantee that when the bird leaves the store that it has been properly socialized, and that it is 100% healthy. Your new bird has been given an excellent start here at Golden Cockatoo, and it is now your responsibility to properly care for your bird. We are always here to help you take the best care of your bird with the biggest variety and best quality bird products available in the world.
Lifetime Guarantee on our Birds
We guarantee that if during your lifetime, you are no longer able to properly care for your bird, or give your bird the attention it need's, we will accept the bird back on consignment and will find another great home for your bird. We do take a 40% commission and charge a nominal daily fee to feed and clean, but you can rest assured that you always have a place for your bird should the need arise. We are the only store in Florida to offer this guarantee as of the year 2000.
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