Sheryll Steele-Boyce. Editor. Australian BirdKeeper magazine
"The DVD is fantastic !...the best DVD I have
ever seen on bird keeping - suitable for not only Grey's but any pet and
aviary parrot keeper. "
Louis Bothma. Chairman. Parrot Association
of South Africa
Part 4: Keeping and Breeding the African Grey
At 92 minutes long, the 4th part of the Bird Keeping series is the most comprehensive film ever made on African Greys. It gives African Grey pet owners and breeders important practical information on how to successfully care for this amazing bird, which is considered by many as the world's most popular parrot. The DVD also includes valuable information with regard to breeding African Greys plus examples of every known colour mutation currently available in South Africa, including the phenomenal story behind the world's first ever ALL RED African Gray parrot.
Breeding African Gray mutations, such as pieds - which include the F2 Pied African Gray with a distinctive red band across its abdomen, - is not yet common practice, but some magnificent examples still exist. For example, the all red African Grey, first bred in South Africa, marks the ultimate achievement in mutation breeding to date. In addition to specifically bred mutations, there are naturally occurring mutations within African Grey species, such as albino Greys, which have no pigment and are all white and Incomplete Ino’s with only very partial pigmentation. There is also a blue African Gray species that is in fact grey but has all white tail feathering. However, very few of these birds have been bred successfully in captivity
One of the reasons that African Grays are favoured the world over is because they make such good mimics. The Congo African Grey parrot is particularly good at imitating human speech.
Keeping and Breeding the African Grey DVD includes:
For African Gray pet owners:
For African Grey breeders:
Examples of some of the mutations that you will see in the DVD
This 92 minute DVD is filmed on broadcast quality material for your viewing pleasure.
If a picture is worth a thousand words then a movie is worth a million.