Grey parrots eat mostly fruits, as well as seeds and nuts.They will also eat flowers, tree bark, and occasionally insects and snails.
Despite being very well known in captivity, the bird remains somewhat mysterious in the wild. They live in dense forests in Africa near the Equator, in Angola, Cameroon, the Congo, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda.
They are secretive birds, since they are often prey for other animals like the palm nut vulture and other birds of prey, making them hard to study them in the wild. They have a skill for imitation, which is not limited to captive birds, as wild parrots have been observed mimicking other birds and animals such as bats.