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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karen - 2010-12-23
Hi, I would like to know if an adult female alexandrine's feather coloring at the end of her green feathers turns a grayish color around the ends of the feathers or is there a possible problem? Thank you.

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  • Col - 2011-02-11
    A bluish-grey tint (called cerulean by some) is normal on the tails. Around the edges, though, I haven't seen/noticed that in my adult female. There is so little information specific to these parrots' health indicators.
Tony Lewis - 2010-01-04
Hi, we just lost our Alexandrine, 3 Jan 2010.
Flew away after I foolishly took him out of the cage outside. We are in Corrimal near Wollongong. He/she only has a limited vocabulary at this point but regular phrases are: "My names Jerry", "What's your name", "What are you doing".
We would love to get him back and should anybody find him could you please leave a message on here and we will find out a way to establish contact. A reward is offered.
Thanks, Tony.

EDITOR'S Note: We will be happy to help with this Tony. People, you can post email addresses in the forum, and any other personal information. We will watch for incoming comments in regards to your bird as well, and forward them to you.

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  • Sheila - 2010-10-12
    I am curious if you found your Alexandrine parrot...My avian vet says to leave flight feathers in place, because they need to be able to fly. What do you think about that advice?
Amie - 2010-06-12
Hello, i was wondering how to tell if my Alexandrine Parrot is pregnant?
She has been eating out her log (nesting box) and she is making her own shavings at the bottom of it... is she pregnant? How can i tell?

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-06-12
    Usually, parakeets will build nests when they are ready to breed. She won't get 'pregnant' but will lay eggs and sit on them. You'll know if she lays eggs, its pretty exciting!
  • alex - 2010-08-22
    Your other post must be right but I think it's just from boredom. Our alex did it to their box so my dad made a steel one for them. (yes I'm not even a teen yet so if you don't think this is right then just ignore it.)
  • Anonymous - 2010-10-09
    Birds don't get pregnant, they lay eggs, if you have a male also, and they breed, she will lay eggs and hatch them by sitting on them.
Trina - 2010-06-13
Hi PPl,
Just a question i have had my female alex for about 9 months now when I got her the pet shop told me she was 6 months old....So when I got her I done research on how to care, feed etc.....I gave her time to settle in she was in a cage with a male alex from the same petshop as they were both together in the same cage felt sorry for taking her mate so I bought her mate as well.....
about 2 months ago he flew away...and I have purchased another male.......
But my real question is when she is in her cage she bites at me and carrys on I understand it is territorial thing but when she is out she does not walk round much she tries to hide everywhere even when she on my shoulder she will just sit there and not move or she will try and hide in my hair...I get her out regularly and repeat everything but she still seems not to do anything at all she hardly makes a noise so I am just wondering if they are normally shy birds as I thought I would give her a few months to settle in and stuff but still have no luck at her moving around when she is out.......Also when she is out she is fine to pat and pick up etc it just she don't move and it is frustrating me so if someone has any ideas on what I can do or if that is just going to be her personality a boring one at that.....

karen - 2010-04-28
Hi I just got my first alexandrine parrot. I have had him for 2 weeks now. His name is two. And I love this bird to death. He talks and does all kinds of things. But not as friendly as I would like. You can feed from the hand but he still tries to bite from time to time. But only when he is on his cage. Once off the cage you can pack him all over and he don't try to bite but once back on the cage he will bite. I don't get it?

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-06-12
    The short answer is that birds can be territorial and their cage is their territory. They see it as their 'safe place' and sometimes feel they need to defend it.
hamada - 2010-03-22
I have 2 alxandrines. How do I know if they are male or female?

Please answer.

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  • rohit - 2010-04-02
    Hi......sexing of alexandrines is so easy....the male will have a black and pinkish ring around his neck and the female won't have that, but the male gets this ring after 3 years of his life!
  • Marci Lyn - 2010-05-06
    The males will develop a blackish ring around the neck and the beak will be very dark orange, where the female has a lighter beak and no dark ring around the neck---I am bringing my baby home in two days----her name is skittles and she is only 13 weeks old!
evonne - 2010-01-25
Have you found Larry yet, and what other things does he say or do?

Nikole - 2009-11-07
I've found an Alexandrine Parrot, on the 06 November, 2009. I'm in Riverview/Ipswich in QLD Australia. If you think he is yours (he has a ring on his foot) give me a call on 0414 441 767 or email me on

steve - 2009-10-25
We have 3 Alexandrines at the moment, 2 females and a male in the same 3 metre by 3 metre aviary. We also had 2 young, about 6 months in another cage, but they both died very suddenly within a week of each other. We keep the aviary very clean by brushing and hosing the concrete floor every other day to minimize any problems.
One of the females is rather aggressive towards the male so we may put her in another cage and see if the male and remaining female will mate.
The male is named Poh Jah which means Father in Thai. He is very tame and loves to kiss and be stroked. They love to eat the very hot Thai chillies and leaves of certain trees in our garden. They have 2 large nest boxes mounted high in the aviary and they have been using them now for about 6 months. We have a fishpond and waterfall in the aviary to give our birds some extra water supply if needed. As soon as I go into the aviary, at least 1 bird will fly to my head or shoulder and proceed to nibble at my ear or neck chain.
1 bird has flown away twice but has come back both times.

Antonella - 2009-10-22
I have had my Alex Tutu for a year and a half now from since he was 4 weeks old. He is part mine and my husbands family. He is my shadow following me everywhere around the house. We clipped his wings when he was younger but they grew back and we noticed that he was flying around a lot more in the house. Yesterday he flew out of my husband's hands when he was bringing him inside and we haven't found him yet. I do hope that he is ok and that he can find his way home as this has upset us very much. We love and adore him as he does and I can't understand why he would do this.