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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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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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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matt - 2013-10-06
Hi. I was recently going to pull my baby alexandrines out to hand raise but the male flew away so I don't know if I still should because I don't want the hen to get real depressed. Thinking maybe leave one in the nest for her. Any ideas? Thanks

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Eliza Parker - 2013-07-30
I'm hopefully getting an alexandrine or indian ringneck parakeet. Could you give me some tips on how to train it, and maybe do tricks? Thanks, Eliza Parker

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-31
    My main advice is patience! Alexandrines can be easy to tame, it just takes patience and willingess to repeat activities over and over. Are you going to get a baby? The first thing you want to teach it is to take a treat from you and then to step up onto your finger. After that you can start working on harder tricks. Read about Handling and Training Parakeets for more information.
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jayashree - 2013-06-02
Yesterday, my alexandrine had a bath. when she is wet I saw a mild bar lines on her tail feathers. I can't see when she is dry. What does it mean? She is healthy and playful and also she is nearing 7 month but she only mumbles and very rarely says hello. Please give me some suggestions.

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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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