Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Indiana, USA
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Grey's are a HUGE responsibility, but I have known many ninth graders who were responsible enough to take great care of a grey. Abby now has a grey. I believe, though I am not certain, that she is a junior in high school. (I apologize if I am incorrect, Abby.)
What is your experience with other birds and other pets, Jake?
On the up side, I think that in general timnehs are slightly easier to please than congos. They don't seem to be quite as prone to developing feather plucking and the like.
Just one warning, though, don't let any of your friends teach the bird curse words as a joke! You will probably know better, but your friends won't. It is highly common to need to rehome a bird that lives this long at some point. It is detrimental to the bird to have taught it something that will make it difficult for the bird to ever be placed in another good home if that becomes necessary. Additionally, YOU are not going to want the bird saying rude things in front of your wife your your baby daughter some day.