The size of the cage housing your new family member is important. Birds in cages don’t want to feel like they are in prison. The bars must be wide enough (1/2” to 1”) for them to observe the hustle and bustle of family life but not so wide that they get their pretty heads stuck between the bars. He likes to spread his wings to full span without hitting the bars (so twice the wingspan length for a cage is minimum) or anything else in the cage. Stainless steel is the best material for a cage.
Height is not as important as width in a cage. Congos should be able to walk around and fly from perch to perch without touching the top of the cage. A square cage allows the Grey to find hiding places in corners if he feels anxiety or fear. An adequate cage will be around thirty-six inches wide and twenty-four inches high.
The cage will also be home to his accessories and toys. An African Grey Parrot will want an abundance of toys. For a bird as smart as a five-year-old, toys will keep them engaged and entertained and help your Grey activate their problem-solving skills.
Congo African Grey Toys
The best toys will be durable. Your Congo will become bored if they’re only provided with a few toys. Your best bet, keep a bucket full of toys at the ready and revolve them through your Congo African Grey’s cage every couple of weeks. Provide toys with different colors, different materials, toys that make sounds, toys that have buttons, toys that ask them to climb, and toys that ask them to chew.