Alexandrine Parakeet

Alexandrine Parakeet


Traits

Alexandrine parakeets are independent but social and make excellent pets. They are adventurous and enjoy new toys and activities. While they do not enjoy as much handling as other parrots, Alexandrine parakeets do like being touched and stroked on occasion. These birds enjoy showering in the rain, so regular indoor showers or spraying them with a bottle is ideal.

Behavior / Health Concerns

Alexandrine parakeets can be noisy and a prolific chewer, so provide wooden toys. They can also be aggressive toward other birds, so it is best to house Alexandrine parakeets in separate cages. These pet birds need different bird foods, with plenty of fruit, vegetables and greens. With training, practice and patients, this parakeet can become a tame pet.

Expert Advice

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Breed Details

Scientific Name:
Native Region:
India, Southeast Asia
Size:
Large, 23 inches
Life Expectancy:
15 to 30 years
Noise Level:
Moderate
Talk / Trick Ability:
Moderate