The African Grey Timneh Parrot Psittacus erithacus timneh has all the great attributes of these popular birds. Though the Timneh is a less common subspecies than the African Grey Congo, it’s a very intelligent and clever bird. African Greys are known to be the best talkers in the bird world. They are able to learn 200 or more words and all kinds of tricks. They also frequently imitate the sounds of their environment, and including people.
The Timneh African Grey Parrot has the ability to reproduce any noise it hears in the home. It can sound just like a dog, a spouse, or anyone else that interests him. Some examples are rather funny, like getting you to answer the phone when no one has called. Or getting you to go to the door and open it for your children, and your children have not arrived home from school yet. One Timneh African Grey would love to watch the Ninja Turtles on television. One day some friends came over to visit. Upon entering the door “Billy” stated quite clearly, “drop your drawers, I have a pistol”. Everyone, struck completely dumb, just looked at each other and then went into fits of laughter.
Timnehs have all the good qualities of their popular African Grey Congo counterpart. It has taken a while, but the African Grey Timneh is now getting more recognition. It has established itself as an excellent speaker with the perfect tone quality required by its humans to be understand, and can precisely mimic sounds in its environment.