Alex the African Grey Memorial Pin

Pioneering parrot keepsake is available for purchase

Pioneering parrot keepsake is available for purchase

The Alex FoundationA pin honoring Alex the African grey, who passed away at age 31 on September 6, 2007, is available on the The Alex Foundation website.

The pin is crafted in copper with an antique pewter-like finish and depicts Alex’s profile, which shows his unique single red neck feather. The pins measure 1¼ inches tall by ¾ inch wide and are $19.95 (price does not include shipping).

Alex was known for his work with Irene Pepperberg, PhD. on parrot cognition and communication. According to the Foundation, all proceeds go toward the Alex Memorial Fund, which helps support Dr. Pepperberg’s continuing research with two other African grey parrots at Brandeis University.

For more information about the Alex Memorial Pin, contact Jaimi at

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