Psittacus erithacus timneh
Length 12 inches
Weight: 235 - 275 grams
Life span 40+ years
Incubation 27 days
Age at weaning 14 weeks
Age at maturity 3 years
Country of origin Equatorial Africa
Natural habitat Forested plains
Description Gray body and wings; maroon tail feathers; bare skin patch around eyes; horn colored upper beak
Temperament These highly intelligent and talkative birds make better family pets than Congo greys, as they are less inclined to bond strictly to one person. Much like the Congos in other respects, Timnehs require regular interaction with their owners and prefer to live in a household that is run by strict routine and is relatively quiet.
Talking ability Excellent
Noise level Low - Moderate
Cage requirements 24" x 24" with 3/4" bar spacing
Interesting facts Many people have chosen the larger African Grey, the Congo, because of the flashy red tail, a good reputation for speaking and because of being a larger bird. I would like to point out, however, that you are missing out by not having a Timneh. these birds are great, the speak well, and are not at all like the Congo.