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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DICKY - 2006-07-15
My Alexandrine, POLLY, male has been with us as a chick for the last 16 (SIXTEEN) years! While his home is a large silver cage with a glass top he is let out everyday and enjoys perching on our shoulders all the while talking and taking part in our conversations. He loves to help himself to a sip of whatever anyone is drinking, soft drinks, water etc, and eats whatever we are eating when out. He is a powerful flier and has the run of the house although he prefers to perch on our shoulders. All visitors especially children are greeted with a "Hi Polly, how are you, come here,( kiss)" -a smooching noise. He calls the children by name and my wife and the guards and servants. He loves being given fruits and nuts and always says "thank you" on getting a snack. A superb whistler, Polly belts out several lines of Colonel Bogeys March as well as several other tunes. He's obviuosly getting on in years but doesnt show it.

jijo - 2006-06-21
Hello I am jijo from India. I have two alexandrines. The male is one year yonger than the female mittu. The male has got a loud noise and both are good in mimicking. They together will call my dog rocky if they see him. I used to took them out of the cage and play with them. i am planning to breed them if i can.

Muhammad Osman - 2006-06-18
i am a doctor & interested in having a medium sized parrot as a pet. is an excellent site for a beginner. i do recommend it.

angie luis - 2006-05-17
I have a alexandrine ringneck. he is super adorable and on sundays when i vacumn he jumps in his water bowl and dunks his whole body in and takes a bath. also he loves popcorn and he loves company.(He's spoiled to death!)

Jon Simonsen - 2006-04-25
I have begun to see hybrid mutation Alexandrines available and the colors are amazing. I have kept an Alexandrine as a pet for 5 years and they are charming and very social. My mature male has a real soft spot for children, I can see why they are called "gentle giants".

Manan - 2006-03-21
hello. i am from india and i have a lovely pair of alexanderine parakeets. Sparky(male) & julie(female) are doing excellent at my place. they are both hand fed parrots and hence they have never been in cage environments. i have clipped their wings, they dong attempt to run away at all, my only issue is that the sparky is often fighting.

katrina walsh - 2006-01-07
Hello im from Australia, we bought our Alexandarine home just 3 months ago, he is almost 5 months old. He comes everywhere with us, sometimes i let him sit in the peach tree as he has not learned to fly yet and his wing is still clipped. I would love him to be a free flyer, im teaching him to fly to me in the house, when we are out side he never tries to get away. he sits on my headrest in my car and with the window down an inch he loves getting the wind through his feathers, this is one of his favorite spots. He loves to chew on branches from the fruit trees and my daughters dinosaur collection. He can say hello to my other birds too.

Alisha Cogan - 2005-09-10
I have an alexanderine parakeet and I am 9. My alex parrot's name is chomper amd he is just over 12 months old. He is starting to talk. I would love to get him out of his cage but I'm scared he'll fly into something and hurt himself. He loves eating corn. when he talks he says "what are ya doin hey". At night when he is ready to sleep I sneak over to his cage and pat him on his greasy beak. I have seven other birds and they all copy each other!

Iv - 2005-06-27
Hi, I'm from Australia and we found our Alexandrine. Actually he found us. He walked (didn't fly) into my wifes work one day and started talking. When it became her turn to take him home for the weekend we both fell in love with him. We placed posters at the local shops, city newspapers, etc about a missing parrot (we didn't know what he was). No body collected him so he was ours. 9 months or so later he grew his ring, and we've taught him a lot.
He gives kisses when asked, can say a lot of stuff. Has a diet coke addiction (doesn't like normal coke), eats breakfast lunch and dinner with us (I work from home).
He goes through toys and ladders like there is no tomorrow. We've even made him a stainless steel ladder because he was eating through two a month. We've since placed a nice softwood we found in the bush in his cage.
The only weird thing is, he lets almost every female pat him, he actually loves it, but never lets me or any male touch anything but his beak. I guess he must have been mistreaded by a male owner previously.
We absolutely love him, he is a part of the family.

Liz - 2005-05-17
I have 2 Alexs, they have more of a stand offish personality than other parrots (ie not always as cuddly) but by far more personality and individuality. They LOVE toys and things to chew on, I have had to use branches for perches as they love to chew through them (bit cheaper) and they love the McDonalds toys (so long as no small moving parts etc).
Excellent bird - splendid colours as well. though a lot of photos miss it their feathers have a nice silvery shine when the light hits it. They are very smart and have been known to be compared with African Greys on their abilities on several occasions. I think they are very much the underestimated parrot when it comes to abilities.