Animal Stories - Alexandrine Parakeet


Animal-World Information about: Alexandrine Parakeet

   The Alexandrine Parakeet, like most of the ringnecks, is a very striking bird.
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jayashree - 2013-05-27
Hi, my bird is around 6 months. She is not at all drinkng water. She only takes juice and other soft drinks. I don't know what to do. And how to change her?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-27
    I would put water in her bowl, and leave out the juice and soft drinks. I'm betting she'll drink when she gets thirsty.
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jayashree - 2013-05-18
hi,I have an idea of getting a male Alex chick, already I have a female Alex .she is 6 months old good and healthy bird. I just want to know will my bird accept the new campaign? and will they become a pair in future? or I have to go for elder male bird? pls reply to my all the the 3 question.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-19
    Hey Jayashree, I have a suggestion for you...register with your Facebook account. Then you can  check the box to be notified when your comments get responded to. It's easy to do...  when you post you comment, just click the 'register through Facebook' button, and then \put in your comment. That should help you:)

    Just the same, here's what posted a few days ago about this (click on the 'View all the Animal Stories for Alexandrine Parakeet' button below, to see your earlier posts): 'As you can see in the breeding section above, they don't reach maturity until about 2 years. So your bird's too young to breed, but as birds are very social, so getting a companion would be nice. Just make sure to let the birds get comfortable with each other before putting them in the same cage, this is important no matter what age they are. If you do decide to try and do some breeding when it's an adult, have your bird sexed by a veterinarian. DNA sexing works really well.'
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jayashree - 2013-05-07
hi, I have 6 months old Alexandria. hope its female. she is very friendly and doing some tricks like step up, kiss, hand shake, spin, and fly to my shoulder. she also try to talk a bit. but rarely she says hello. she is healthy and i hope she is undergoing her molting period. I have an idea of getting male Alex chick. is it right time to get? will she mingle with him? or I have to get an elder Alex? expecting replies...

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-07
    As you can see in the breeding section above, they don't reach maturity until about 2 years. So your bird's too young to breed, but as birds are very social, so getting a companion would be nice. Just make sure to let the birds get comfortable with each other before putting them in the same cage, this is important no matter what age they are. If you do decide to try and do some breeding when it's an adult, have your bird sexed by a veterinarian. DNA sexing works really well.
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Rose - 2013-04-28
Hi I have a 3 year old alexandrian that I recently took over the care off, she's handraised and quite friendly... I would love to know from this age onwards will she pick up new words? She only says hello at the moment.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-28
    Alexandrine Parakeets aren't as big at talking as some of the other parrot species, like Amazons and African Greys. But they are capable of talking to some extent. Because yours is already saying one word, I would say the chances are she could learn a few more. Good luck and let us know:)
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loveeta lewis - 2013-03-27
My alexandrine male parrot has got a red pinkish colour in his left eye, from the past two days he is just drowsy but eats food, he has a lot of pain and doesn't come in my hand. Please suggest me which drops to put in his eyes? Please I request you.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-03-27
    The red/pink color could indicate conjunctivitis, or another eye problem. Usually red eyes are accompanied by the eye watering, often they will have respiratory problems as well. The bird should be quarantined from any other pets and taken to a vet for diagnosis. Most likely an antibiotic or antifungal treatments will be needed.
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jayashree - 2013-03-25
Hi, I am gonna get a pair of cocktail chicks. Is It necessary to get a pair or single is good. AlreadyI I have 5 months old Alexandria. Can I use the same cage for my cocktails or they should be separated. Will cocktail and Alexandria fight?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-03-25
    Cockatiels can be kept singly, in pairs, or in groups. Generally a separate cage is best for different bird species, unless the enclosure is very large such as an outdoor aviary. But because both birds are young, they may get along okay. Keep an eye on them if you put them together.
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jayashree - 2013-03-24
Hi, my 5 months old Alexandria created an whistle sound and immediately I stared talking to him he try to mimic hello. And sometime he mumble too. So, I just want to know, is it a initial stage of talking or normal behavior?

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ali - 2013-03-22
hi. i have a 3-4 years old alexendrine parakeet male. He sometimes continuously raised his head upward and just rotate it from side to side. plz tell me whats the reason behind it bcz i purchased it from someone, i asked him also, but he says me that it is not problem, it is there natural behaviour. plz guide me.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-03-22
    I tend to agree with the person you got it from... natural behavior and not a problem.
  • jayashree - 2013-03-24
    Sometimes my Alexandria will also behave like this. Its a normal behavior nothing to worry.
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Renee - 2013-03-11
Hi I've taken over care of a 2-1/2yr Female alexandrine it was hand raised.. The issue is when me or my husband get close to pat it or hold it it attacks pretty quick but when my 4yr son goes to talk and pat it the bird enjoys him and allows him to touch, Is there any chance this bird will grow to like me??

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-03-11
    That is great it picked your 4 year old.  That will be a special friendship for the boy.  Be persistant but not too pushy ang it will turn around.
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Jayashree Manoharan - 2013-02-02
Hi, i have 7 weeks old Alexandria. His name is nane and he is very playful. I used to feed him. He makes a bit of sounds. Some times he will repeat the word in the same tone. Please guide me to train my nane to talk and to do tricks and also to keep him healthy and happy.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-02-02
    It sounds like he is quite a nice bird! It is good if he is already used to being handled, it will be easier to start teaching him tricks. Read here on Parakeet Handling and Training for more information. To just keep him healthy read here on All About Parakeets.
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