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© DeadlyTeaParty Property This is another video of the African Grey Parrot, this time is wasn't talking but showing off its acrobatic skills!! The African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus), also known as the Grey Parrot, is a medium-sized parrot found in the primary and secondary rainforest of West and Central Africa. Experts regard it as one of the most intelligent birds. They feed primarily on palm nuts, seeds, fruits, leafy matter, but have been observed eating snails. Their overall gentle nature and their inclination and ability to mimic speech have made them popular pets. This has led many to be captured from the wild and sold into the pet trade. The African Grey Parrot is listed on CITES appendix II, which restricts trade of wild caught species, because wild populations can not sustain trapping for the pet trade. As a pet, they must be kept entertained and busy with a person or toy or they may become stressed and begin self-destructive behaviour. Like many large parrots, the African Grey is a long-lived bird. The Animal Ageing and Longevity Database states the maximum reliably recorded longevity for the species as being that of a bird still alive in captivity at the age of 49.7 years. Also acknowledged are claims of captive African Grey Parrots reaching the ages of 73 and 93, whereas the World Parrot Trust lists a longevity of 50-60 years for an African Grey in captivity. Rarer than previously believed, it is unlisted from a species of Least Concern to Near ...