The African Grey is an enigmatic parrot known the world over for its ability to talk and great pet qualities. In Australia two sub-species are kept P.e. erithacus and P.e. Timneh. Both sub-species make good pets but are high maintenance. Here at Perky Parrots we keep and are attempting to breed the nominate sub-species P.e. erithacus. For those contemplating purchasing an African Grey Parrot as a pet or aviary bird we highly recommend you firstly read the new title from ABK Publications. The book A Guide to Grey Parrots as Pet and Aviary Birds is authored by world renowned parrot expert Rosemary Low. The book is available from ABK Publications at www.birdkeeper.com.au.