African Grey Parrots are almost extinct and have become a rare site in the wild. In the past 40 years over 1.3 million Grey Parrots have been legally exported. Many of the birds are poorly treated and die before export, as a result, the true number of parrots take from the wild is estimated at
Numbers of African Grey parrots is in decline according to the National Geographic due to lost of natural habitat and high demands by the pet trade. Even though the United States and European Union have forbidden African Grey imports, captive-bred trading remains present. National Geographic explains that according to the Convention of the International Trade in
Gracie is an African Grey owned by Anguel Iordanov of Parrot Essentials and has hit the headlines on more than one occasion. Despite her now many attributes, she was once a weak fledging on whom it was touch and go as to whether or not she would survive after eventually leaving the breeder’s nest box.