In their native habitat, African Greys mate for life. Even during the mating season they stay in the flock. They just seem to like each other! I like the idea of animals forming communities and presumably looking after each other as well. I know that African greys are intelligent, and somehow this really confirms it for me.
Each nesting pair of birds finds its own little nesting cavity up high in a tree. They like to have their nesting holes close together, probably so the females can gossip when they're sitting on their eggs. It would probably get a little boring otherwise.
The only difference between the sexes that you can actually see, is that the males are just a little bigger than the females, and their heads may be flatter and a little squarer. Also the males are usually darker. The females may also have almond shaped eyes and a more slender neck. They sound absolutely fetching! Even with all these observable differences between the boys and the girls, apparently even experienced breeders are sometimes fooled. I guess the only important thing is that the Greys recognize each other's sex!
A 14k gold African grey pendant would make a nice little something to hang around your neck, don't you think?
I’m Merry Rosenfield, the jewelry artist who created The Magic Zoo. I have a deeply wonderful life that combines my love of animals with my art. I hope you enjoy exploring my work – perhaps you’ll find your beloved pet or favorite animal in one of my designs!