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African Grey Parrot

African Grey Parrots occur naturally in the moist, lowland forests of western and central Africa, especially Cameroon, Uganda, Kenya and Angola. Due to their gentle nature, intelligence, and ability to mimic human speech, these medium-sized parrots are popular pets. They can live up to 70 years in… Learn More

Sustainability

Does the harvest for wildlife trade or captive breeding of this species harm wild populations?

Significant Cause for Concern

  • Wild populations declining due to habitat loss and trapping for the pet trade
  • Illegally caught wild birds are sold in the pet trade

Invasive Threat

Does the release or escape of this species into the wild harm the environment and/or economy?

Little Cause for Concern

  • No evidence of invasion potential

Ease of Care

Does harvest, captive breeding, transport, or being kept as a pet harm individual animals?

Significant Cause for Concern

  • Highly intelligent birds need lots of special attention and specialized care
  • Long-lived; require commitment to care for several decades

Health Risks

Does this animal pose a health risk to native wildlife, humans, livestock and agriculture?

Some Cause for Concern

  • May carry and transmit psittacosis, a potentially life-threatening disease for humans

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