The African Grey
Mattie Sue Athan and Dianalee Deter
Barron’s Pet Handbooks
The African Grey can acquire a larger vocabulary than most other parrot varieties-but with or without speech, it’s a favorite companion among bird lovers. Titles in Barron’s popular series of Pet Handbooks are filled with reliable information and helpful advice on animal care. Written by breeders, veterinarians, and other pet experts, these photo-illustrated books instruct on housing, feeding, healthcare, and where applicable, grooming. Titles devoted to dog breeds also discuss exercise needs and training methods. Barron’s Pet Handbooks resemble Barron’s alternate series, the Complete Pet Owners’ Manuals, but each of the Handbooks has a larger page count and includes more detailed advice and instruction.