Origin: Equatorial Africa
Scientific Name: Psittacus erithacus
Listed as ENDANGERED on the IUCN Red List. Since 1992 Ghana has lost 90 to 99 percent of its African Grey parrot population due to the pet trade and forest loss, particularly the felling of large trees where the parrots’ breed, are major factors contributing to the decline.
Lives an average of 60 years, some birds reach 80 years old.
Has the same intelligence level as a 4-6-year-old child in some tasks.
Can identify request, refuse, categorize & quantify objects and respond to questions concerning concepts of color and shape.