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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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.
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.
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?

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.
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.
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.
asifa es - 2013-01-25
Hi I have a big alexandrine bird but he is suffering from red eyes I'm very worried. In my city there is no good doctor please tell us what can I do. I put eye drops called optaclor but he is not very well please tell me the home remdy or a right medicine thanks.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-26
    Are the eyes weeping at all?
shilpa sarkar - 2012-05-02
I have 2 parrots one male 8 years old and a female 2 years old. They are lovely and attached to all my family members though i do all the cleaning work.I just love them as my own kids.

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  • kainat - 2012-05-08
    I'm raising 3 month parakeets pair since 2 months and I lov them like babies, they are fully attached to me and love my company, the reason I think is that I give them my finger often to chew and play with and the male one don't leave it unless I force him to leave. Let them climb on you put your hand in cage so that they get familiar with your hand and your voice ,always call them and talk to them with soft voice,put them on your shoulder or lap, and most important try to hand feed them, my parakeets still love to eat from my hand althought they can eat with their own
reshmi - 2012-10-29
I have a alexandrine parakeet pet ,he got injured with fan and his leg get fracture because of that he doesn't walk n fly after this accident can u give me some solution for him but he quiet a nice pet

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-10-29
    Best thing to do is to get him to a vet who can make a decision as to set the leg or possibly amputate. If there is no vet by you, and bone is not out of the skin, then take small wooden sticks and set the leg straight using the sticks and adhesive tape.  Place him in a small tupperware container or box that he can eat in but not necesaary for him to move around in.  That way pressure is off the leg.  Parrots are perfectly fine and do just great with one leg should it have to be amputated.  He can't and should not attmept to walk or fly (stress on leg) so that is why the small container or big towel on bottom of cage so he can stay down and place food and water on the bottom.  You don't want him to use the leg - you want to set it and let it heal.  Best thing is a vet though if you can get to one.
  • Lesley - 2012-12-30
    Your parrot needs lots of patience, healthy attention, clean cage, correct diet and some toys and a routine. A stand that you can move around so that your parrot feels part of the family. It took my female Alexandrine 10 months to begin to trust me. It's hard work but she is happy and relaxed now and beautiful. Make no mistake, they are very demanding and they will demand your attention. Good luck!
kevin milkins - 2012-04-30
We've just got an alexandrine parrakeet, she's 11 months old called LouLou, Well we think she's a girl, she's quite vocal and says 'hello' and also mimicks ambulance sound, wolf whistles. We can feed her by hand and give her commands such as in and out of her cage but she will not step up onto our hand and tries to bite us when we try, any advice on maybe getting her to trust us more, thanx

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-10-26
    You can place your left and right hand together with your right hand in a tight fist with the fist pointed toward your left hand.  Your left hand will be holding a treat.  Your right hand (the fist) is pulled tight and inward.  Basically, you are not giving the parakeet any skin to grab hold of to bite.  She can try but there won't be anything to grab.  Keep your thumb inside the fist.  If she wants the treat she will have to cross over and sit on the fist to get to the treat.  That sounds real easy and it is.  Would I do that with a macaw - one big 3 foot bird - absolutely would without any qualms.  Will I do that with a little parakeet - I really do not know.  They have this little beak that will bite without provocation and they sure seem to like to do it.  So in all honesty, that is what I would do with any bird - except one of those parakeets.  I wish I had better advice but worth a try - just watch the body language and you should be fine.  Sometimes a person just has to enjoy the bird for what they are - as they are.  Most parakeets are just not cuddlers.