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Fighting The Grey Parrot Blues

You’ve probably seen one in a pet shop, or maybe a friend or relative has one. They are one of the world’s most handsome and familiar parrots. With slate-grey mantle, paler chest and belly and striking red under-tail, the African Grey is also very popular. These beautiful birds are hugely engaging creatures, not least because they can talk, and when I say talk I don’t mean simply copy sounds ‘parrot fashion’: they can actually talk. Being clever and beautiful is generally a recipe for success in life, but for these birds its fast adding up to a disaster: we’re loving them to death.

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