Do African grey parrots talk? Yes, many African grey parrots can—and do—talk! Owners and bird aviculturists often count African grey parrots among the best talkers. The exceptions always prove the rule, however, and some African grey parrots will simply mimic sounds and make their own noises.
African greys are heavy-bodied birds and, when they fall, they often hit the edge of the breastbone and come down hard on their legs. A fearful African grey can start to bite or be aggressive. It can also cause further damage to itself by trying to fly away from what frightens it, likely falling again.
If you're buying an African or Timneh grey parrot you won't need to apply for a certificate. But you will need to see the pet seller's certificate or be given the certificate. If you already own a Grey, and don't intend on selling it, you don't need a certificate, and the regulation doesn't affect you.