The African grey parrot is another species of bird in deep trouble from a combination of the pet trade combined with habitat loss. Though they are bred in captivity in some countries, breeding stock birds continue to be taken from the wild. Many captive parrots, far removed from their forest homes, also suffer from behavioral problems. The solution is clear: stop the trade of wild birds and increase protections on their environment.
From the brochure:
AFRICAN GREY PARROTS, Psittacus erithacus (VULNERABLE), are found in the rainforests of west and central Africa. They often forage on the ground for palm nuts, seeds, fruits, leaves, and sometimes snails. Thousands are taken out of the wild each year for their feathers and, because of their intelligence and ability to mimic human speech, as pets.
African grey parrot graphic (banner) by Christina Ward