I’ve always been a big pet lover and right now I’m not having any pets, which actually makes me a bit upset because I used to have some for over 16 years. So today I’m gonna tell you about the pets that I want in the future.
An African Grey parrot
An African Grey parrot is a medium sized parrot. The grey parrot is native to equatorial Africa, including Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda. The species is found inside a range from Kenya to the eastern part of the Ivory Coast. Between 120,100 and 259,000 Timneh African gray parrots remain worldwide. Current estimates for the global population of Congo grey parrots are uncertain and range from 0.63 to 13 million birds. Populations are decreasing worldwide. The species seems to favor dense forests, but can also be found at forest edges and in more open vegetation types (gallery and savanna forests).
heir average weight is 400 grams (0.88 lb), with an average length of 33 centimetres (13 in) and an average wingspan of 46–52 cm. The Congo species is a lighter grey, with darker grey over the head and both wings, while the head and body feathers have a slight white edge to them. The tail feathers are red. The Timneh is a darker grey and has a dark maroon coloured tail as well as having a portion of their beak being light pink in colour. Due to artificial selection by parrot breeders, some Congo grey parrots are partially or completely red. Both sexes appear similar. The colouration of juveniles is similar to that of adults, but the eye is typically dark grey to black, in comparison to the yellow irises around dark eyes of the adult birds. The undertail coverts are also tinged with grey. The adults weigh between 418 and 526 grams.
Grey parrots may live for 40–60 years in captivity, although their mean lifespan in the wild appears to be shorter at about 23 years.
The species is common in captivity and is regularly kept by humans as a companion parrot, prized for its ability to mimic human speech, which makes it one of the most popular avian pets. An escaped pet in Japan was returned to his owner after repeating the owner’s name and address.
They are notorious for mimicking noises around their environment and using them tirelessly. While they are highly intelligent birds, they need enrichment and attention in captivity or they can become distressed; feather plucking is a common symptom. However, they may be prone to behavioural problems due to their sensitive nature.
Grey parrots are also highly intelligent, having been shown to perform at the cognitive level of a 4– to 6-year-old child in some tasks. New experiments have shown that grey parrots can learn number sequences and can associate human voices with those humans’ faces. Most notably, Dr Irene Pepperberg’s work with Alex the parrot showed his ability to learn over 100 words, differentiating between objects, colours, materials, and shapes.
Why do I want one?
I’ve always had a big love for parrots and especially the African Grey. I follow a lot of people on instagram that have an African Grey and seeing the little videos makes excited to own one in future.
I follow Marlene Mc’Cohen on YouTube and she shows that it isn’t an easy job to have one but she also shows how smart they are and how loving they can be. She also gives a lot of tips and tricks on how to take care of a parrot in general.
A Bicolor cat
A bicolor cat or piebald cat is a cat with white fur combined with fur of some other color, for example black or tabby. There are various patterns of bicolor cat. These range from Turkish Van pattern (color on the crown of the head and the tail only) through to solid color with a throat locket.
Where there is low-to-medium grade white spotting limited to the face, paws, throat and chest of an otherwise black cat, they are known in the United States as a tuxedo cat. High-grade bicolor results in Van-pattern cats. There are many patterns between, such as “cap-and-saddle”, “mask-and-mantle” and “magpie” (more randomly splashed). Bicolors are found in many cat breeds, as well as being common in domestic longhair and domestic short hair cats.
Why I want a Bicolor Cat?
I’ve always grew up with cats and we had 3 Bicolor Cats in total, so it didn’t take me to long to decided that I wanted a male Bicolor. We’ve had a male bicolor and he was the sweetest big gentleman, he would always lay with me and cuddle me but sometimes it would even walk with me to school so getting an another one of these cats would be amazing.
But I made the decision that if I’m ever able to get a get, I will first take a look at an animal shelter because those cats deserve a second chance and I’m willing to give that!