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African Grey Parrots make exceptional pets. They're gifted talkers and can learn to mimic a variety of household sounds and a variety of voices. They can learn annoying sounds as well. They typically do well with a lot of family members. The plumage of African Greys ranges from dark grey to silver with a striking red tail. They're incredibly intelligent but can be prone to psychological problems such as fearful behavior and feather plucking. African Greys require a lot of attention and interaction to remain a good pet. They usually live around 30 years or more if well cared for. They're stocky birds similar in size to Amazon Parrots. There are other smaller species of African Parrots such as the Senegals, Meyers and Red Bellied Parrots which also make charming pets.