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 - 2013-03-24
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.
Yulonda - 2012-03-14
I just recently got a female Alexandrine parrot. Right now she does not make any noise. She just sits quiet and moves the moment I come to the cage. I try to hand feed her to make her a little more comfortable but she just starts climbing the cage. How long does it take for them to adjust? I've had her for 2 days now.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-14
    It takes around a week or two. Talk to her, leave music or TV on, let her get used to sounds.
  • Eleanor - 2012-10-03
    Hi I have an 18 month old Alex who up until recently we thought was a boy. we have had her for just under a year now. At first she was very quiet this lasted for just over a week. She talks non stop now and is a very affectionate we bird, although at first would nip when we got near her. I think it's just a matter of telling it off when it's biting and giving it alot of attention. Buddy now kisses us constanly and has taken to all of us although I like to think she prefers me lol
Rainey - 2012-06-14
Hello, fellow Alex owners! I recently acquired a 4 month old male we have named Jackson. I have had him for a week now, and he's still a bit 'bitey', but that should subside after awhile? We make a point to handle him as much as possible, and he's very sweet. A friend who breeds birds told me, 'Handle him everyday. Don't give him too much time though, he needs to know who the mom is right away.' We just love him! :)

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-16
    I don't think there is anyway to handle the fella 'too much'.  Alexdrines can be and are fairly feisty.  The more they are handled, the tamer they are.  Have him around as many people as possible.  Have him be able to sit on a perch separate from his cage and provide him with a second play area.  Just use a towel on the bed/chair/floor with a few toys in it so he can be right where all the action is but separate fromhis cage.  They get territorial.  So I say - sure handle him every day but handle him as much as you can and don't worry about it and enjoy.