When I went to the Buin Zoo I saw the "African Grey Parrot" .

The parrot repeated some words that we told to the bird.

The African Grey Parrot, also known as the Grey Parrot , is a medium- sized parrot found in the primaryand secondary rainforest of West and Central Africa.

Experts regard it as one of the most inteligent birds in the world. They feed primarily on palm nuts, seeds, fruits, and leafy matter, but have also been observed eating snails.

Their gentle nature and their ability to mimic speech have made them popular pets, wich has led many to be captured from the wild and sold into the pet trade.

Like many large parrots, the Africa Grey is a long-lived bird as 49.7 years.

Grey parrots depend on large old trees for the natural hollows they use for nesting.

Many pet Congo African Greys learn to speak in their second or third year.

One notable African Grey is N´kisi, who in 2004 was said to have a vocabulary of over 950 words.

Wild African Grey parrots often whistle, shriek, squeak, click, etc. An African Grey´s owner should expect to hear regular renditions of microwaves, telephones, alarm clocks, video games, and other electronic sounds, as well as dripping water, wild birds, and many other sound that is often heard by the parrot. Their sociability and intelligence can make African Grey parrots exellent pets. They have a devoted following among owners.