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peter shioda - 2014-01-16
hi my eastern rossela is 15 months old. i had her 4 my 50th. she was very nervous but with a lot of time spent with her 1 on 1. she will take food out of my hand and luvs 2 fly free. just talk 2 her gently, she will come round, but any strangers she will become aggresive. she's protective like my rotties, ha ha be patient

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Dail Malins - 2005-02-19
I have 12 Alexandrines, 8 of which are trained to do tricks, all started by my first boy Kasuku, he made it very clear he knew what I was saying. So for fun I started to train him and his buddies. This blossomed into the troup of eight clowns who love to show off and entertain folks. This we do every weekend.
If you have an Alexandrine as a companion count yourself as one of the lucky people, I see lots of folks saying their Alex is agressive when in the cage, this is very normal. It is his very own piece of real estate and it belongs to only him. As long as he is sweet when out let him have that space. Hey, hey GREEN POWER to all the Alex lovers!

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  • Anonymous - 2013-01-21
    Hi sir, I have a 1 month old Alex. It's active and playful. Please tell me how to train my pet.
  • Anonymous - 2013-02-04
    Sir, guide me to train and keep my nane healthy and happy. This is my mail id jshreemano@gmail.com so, please mail me and expecting Ur reply.
  • Jayashree Manoharan - 2013-02-04
    Sir, guide me to train and keep my nane healthy and happy. This is my mail id jshreemano@gmail.com so, please mail me and expecting your reply.
  • Kiran Gowda - 2014-01-14
    Hi..frndz..I'm having onemonth old baby parrot,(alexander )...he's not eAting properly..can anyone suggest me to give some diff foods fr him..I'm frm tamilnadu,...mail me razkiranp3@gmail.com
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Chelsea - 2010-03-17
At what age does a male plumhead get its full coloring in? I have found a lady how was a 10 month old male that i want to get but he has hardly no coloring. His head is a little grayish and the rest of him is green. Is this normal. How long do i have to wait for him to be beautiful!?

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  • David - 2010-08-30
    I have a mated pair of these birds, purchased when they were each about 1 year old. At about a year and a half, the male started molting into the purple head, and as of now at almost 2 years it is not complete. I would expect that by 1 1/2 years old you should start to see the black stripe and a little of the brighter color on the head. The red wing patches will also start to show up on a male at this time. It is very obvious to me as I have a certified female sitting right next to him, but the changes are very subtle at first. If the bird is older than this and no red on the wings, no black stripe and no start of a bright purple head, its probably a female. You can always get it sexed at a vet as well.
  • jjmj - 2011-05-23
    when they are 2 to 4 months
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-23
    It takes them at least a year to get their full coloring in. They have to go through their first major molt for all their new (and more colorful feathers) to come through. So let's say your little guy was born in March (breeding season). He would molt to some extent in August or so and then the following August would be his first major molt. So that would be almost 1 1/2 years. They shed their winter feathers(down) in the spring but the molt (where all new feathers come in occurs at the end of summer.
  • TIM - 2012-01-25
    It will take maybe a year or two.My plum head is 30 years old. If you would like to talk,7274085824. I'm Tim. They will eat almost every thing you will. Stay away from apple seeds,poison. Bell pepper seeds are great and they love them.
  • elizabeth - 2012-01-28
    I have a plumhead that is a year old that I thought was female but now I am not so sure because it is starting getting redish marks on its head so I am taking this as its a male instead of a female
  • shehroz - 2013-03-10
    dear in early age the colour of that bird is like or similar to female but after or on attaining maturity the male is turning to redish(purple) colour. you have male bird so donot be confuse
  • Anonymous - 2013-09-01
    The grey head means it's a female. Boys have the bright redish purple colored heads.
  • Rajasekar - 2013-11-14
    At what age Plum head start breeding
  • kizza - 2014-01-06
    They mature and can start breeding usually around 3 years of age.
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Prashant Golash - 2013-12-29
Hi. My 3 years old Alexandrine parrot named max is not making a bond with me. He mimics his name and so many types of whistling he knows. Please can anyone tell me how to earn the trust of my alexandrine parrot?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-04
    What a great pet your Alexandrine parrot is. Still, earning trust and having friendly interations with a parrot can take time, love and patience. But there are techniques for handling and training these birds. See the Parakeet Information: All Types of Parakeets page under the Handling/Training section for some good tips.
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Jim - 2013-05-20
I have a parakeet that makes a 'squeak' sound almost every second. At night he will do this almost all nigh(we are in the other room it doesn't bother us at night wile sleeping). Every now and then he will stop then start again. It sounds like almost every inhale/exhale produces a squeak. Worrying about him but he seems to be OK in the daytime. Every now and then in daytime he will do this.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-21
    That is a strange habit. It could possibly be a respiratory issue, but if he's eating and active, it may not be anything to worry about. A vet checkup may help determine if he's got anything that can be treated.
  • Marshmellow - 2013-11-20
    If you ever see anything strange with your bird, call All Bird Products at 888-588-3892. They will help him get back on track! The follow up too. Highly recommended.
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Marshmellow - 2013-11-20
Parakeets are not only sooo cute but too much fun to be with. My little Makapoo is a doll! He began talking within a couple of months. Your chances are much higher (for a talking parakeet) if you buy a male. At last count he had a vocabulary of about ninety words. Yes they are very curious and fly fast. Once I was looking for something in the refrigerator and between the time I got what I wanted out of the fridge and closed the door, he flew inside. He was talking and singing earlier so I went looking for him all over the house. I don't know what made me look in the fridge but there he was on the shelf. Thank god he is healthy and strong. I feed him bird food that does not contain artificial colors or chemicals, purified water, organic dried greens, fresh veggies, and I sprinkle daily essentials 3 on his food too. Always make sure your hands are clean when playing with them and I am super careful about cleaning products that I use. If you want top of the line bird products and advice, call All Bird Products at 888-588-3892. They are true bird lovers and will answer all your questions. Have a great life with your best friend. Makapoo is actually my therapist. HahAhah...

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Michele - 2013-11-11
Hello I too have a quaker parrot who has recently finished his molting. Recently I discovered a puffiness on his left side. When I looked it appeared that he scratched himself. Today I again look and he has been scratching himself all around his neck area. He hasn't shown any out of the ordinary behavior. Could this be related to his pin feathers. The one's on top of his head have stopped. I know to take him to a vet. Just looking for a possible explanation?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-10
    Excessive scratching could be a sign that your bird's skin is very dry, flaky, and feels itchy. Try increasing bathing to see if it helps. Another possibililty is red mites. Cover the cage with a white sheet in the evening, and see if there are any dark brownish red little dots on it in the morning.
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Tommy VanVleet - 2013-11-02
Ok I just got a parakeet. It's about 5 months old. I was wondering will he still learn how to talk if I'm persistent and patient? And how do I bond with it? I studied up about the bird but never had my own bird personally. Just need some good tips.... oh and how do I give it a bath? Does it just shower with me? How hot should the water be? Need tips please! Thanks.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-11-07
    How great, parakeets are wonderful pets! Unfortunately, there's no absolute assurance that your bird will talk. Time and patience may result in some words, but parakeets are not the best talkers in the parrot world. Info on ways to give your parakeet a bath can be found on the Parakeet Care page under the topic 'Care and Feeding'.  You can take the bird in the shower, but birds usually prefer lukewarm or room temperature water, and that's a little cold for you in the shower:)
  • June steenveld - 2013-11-09
    Hi tommy. My name is june Steenveld. My heart is very sore this morning. It's 1.30 in morning and I just found mine dead in the cage 30 minutes ago. I got hm last year in December and he was so cute. He was singing lately happy birthday to him and could already speak a lot and answered me. Last night he was sitting with head down and said he is sad. To answer your questions. I was just like you, impatient. Yes they talk a lot, they love water and bath everyday. I used to put him in a bath with really really luke warm water but very shallow. Otherwise you take a bottle and sprinkle water over them. I got mine at 3 weeks and spoon and mouth fed him. You must bond with him by handling him alone and talk to him a lot. They told me he will only start talking at a year but mine started at 6 months. I wish I can get another one. If you want to contact me, I'm on facebook.
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victor ramirez - 2009-03-30
My rosella is fighting the new rosella that I just got and it is a female. Trying to get them both to get along but we can't, now we got them in a split cage. Is that a good thing to do. If that doesn't work what should I do next.

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  • richard thomas - 2013-11-08
    Ok, birds are sort of territorial. If you put them togather, do it in a roomy neutral cage. I usually have a third cage for coming and pairing up of birds. Works better for me. They will fuss a bit usually, but will pass in time. In most cases they will usually bond like this.
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jayashree - 2013-11-05
Hi, my bird is around 11 months old. I have noticed that her feather ends are changing into blackish color and the area btw nose too. But she is healthy and active. Wat's the reason behind this? Pls help me.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-11-07
    The color of a bird's feathers only change naturally when they molt. My guess is she is rubbing against something in the cage, to cause her feathers to get dirty or look like a different color.
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