Our family owns a 1 year old African Grey Parrot named Ruby (because of her tail).
She is the smartest bird I've ever met. But, she's also a ton of work. She bonded early with my dad, so he's her favorite. When she was little she was so sweet, then went through a REALLY MOODY stage, and now shes back to her sweet old self.
When we bought her she was missing a few feathers on the top of her head. The vet said they would grow right back, but they are still missing. It doesn't bother her much though.. shes just a very special bird.
Though, as a college student.. and now in graduate school, I do not have the time to give Ruby the care she needs. Thankfully she likes my dad better than me anyway. (and my dad is obsessed with her too
On the other hand, my Budgie River is a must easier to care for. Plus when Ruby bites... IT HURTS... bad.
River bit me the first day I got him and I laughed because, even though he tried to bite hard.. it just doesn't hurt. By the way, River hasn't even tried to bite me since the first day I brought him home, but thats besides the point.
THIS IS ABOUT RUBY RED! and how beautiful she is. So I hope you enjoy the pictures.