Tessa – Congo African Grey * Adopted!

Update: Tessa has been adopted! Thanks for your interest in Tessa!

Hi there, my name is Tessa!

I am a 25 yr old Congo African Grey, and I need a home to call my own!

I am looking for a home who will have lots of love for me and lots patience while I learn to love you. I am affectionate, but you have to let me like you first! If you move to fast you might scare me and I bite when I am unsure of you. Also, I have had some problems in the past and to deal with them I have been biting off my feathers. I am sure that with lots of love and patience, I will eventually stop hurting my feathers, but until then, I am the way I am. I hope you can accept me this way! New toys scare me so please go slow when showing them to me. If they are put into my cage to fast and I think they will hurt me, I will frantically start chewing and pulling at my feathers.

In my past home, I spent many years with my caregivers. Unfortunately they became too old to care for me and had to give me up. A family member tried to help me, but they decided that I needed someone with more experience to help me. I am hoping that my next home will be my last!

I love to talk, whistle and sing, and spend most of my time in my cage swinging on my perch. I do however enjoy coming down to the floor to explore and find someone who will give me scritches on my neck and chin. I don’t mind other parrots either!

I come with a brand new cage, I eat Harrisons pellets along with fresh fruit and veggies every day. I also enjoy a little seed on my veggies (not too much tho!). I have even been to the vet to make sure my feather problem is not medically caused.

Because I am a wanderer, I shouldn’t be in home where other little animals can chase me or little feet to step on me. I would prefer an adult family to call my own.  I greet you every morning by saying “good morning Tessa” and at night I will tell you “time for bed”. I am seriously a very smart girl!

Why don’t you fill out that form on the bottom of this message and see if you can adopt me into your home?

Name: Tessa
Breed: Congo African Grey
Gender: Female (has laid eggs in the past)
Age: 25 years
Gender Preference: None

Congo African Grey
Congo African Grey
Please indicate your type of residence.
Please indicate the size of parrot you are interested in.
Do you have a preference for a particular species?
Do you own or rent your home?
If you rent, do you have permission from your landlord to house pets?
Who will be the primary caregiver?
Are all members of the family in agreement to adopt this bird?
How old are your children?
Do you foresee any further children in your future?
Do you work full or part time?
How many hours a day will the bird be in his/her cage?
Do you currently have an Avian Vet
If yes what is his/her name/clinic name:
If you do not have an Avian Vet – do you have access to one?
How often should a parrot be seen by an Avian Vet?
How often do you believe a bird should be bathed?
Do you believe that birds need toys in their cage and if so, how many?
Should these toys be rotated and if so, how often?
What kind of perches and how many should be provided – please explain the reasoning:
If you currently own birds, what do you use to clean the cage with?
How often do you think the cage cleaning should be done?
What would you line your cage with?
How often should the bird be given fruit and/or vegetables?
Should the bird be on an all seed diet?
Are you familiar with pellets for birds?
Should birds be given any vitamin supplements – either for their overall health or their feather condition?
What are your views on seeds being added to a diet?
Do you have any concerns taking a bird outside?
Do you have other pets in the home:
Please list all pets and if they are spayed/and or neutered
What is your personal opinion on breeding all species of animals ie:dog/cat/rabbit/parrot – and would you ever purchase any species of animal from a breeder?
Please list any potential dangers you can forsee in your home regarding the health of a parrot and the steps you take to ensure they are safe.
Where will the bird/s be placed while on vacation?
In the case of an emergency ie:broken blood feather/nail – do you know what to do? please explain.
In the case of an emergency ie:broken blood feather/nail – do you know what to do? please explain.
If the bird should bite one of your existing pets what would you do?
If the bird bites your spouse/child, what would you do?
If this bird causes destruction ie: chewing a door/wall/chair/power cord/curtain/wall paper etc – how will you handle the situation(if you are adopting a cockatoo, please be advised that its not a matter of IF he/she will chew any of the above, but a ma
Please list the things you hope to achieve with the adoption of this bird and what you will do to ensure the best quality of life possible.


A father of 4, husband to one, and parront to many! I love Greys above all and enjoy every moment with my flock.

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