On 3/22/07, Valerie wrote:
> On 3/21/07, Mikey wrote:
>> On 3/21/07, Valerie wrote:
>>> Can anyone please give me thier opinion on the Alexandrine
>>> as a pet. I have read alot of info. & would appreciate
>>> only opinions of people who have actally owned them.
>> Alexandrine Parakeets are very independent birds, much like
>> the other members of the Psittacula family. Although not
>> often physically affectionate towards their owners, they do
>> like to be interacted with and talked to. They love to play
>> outside of their cage, but are also content to be in their
>> cage playing with toys. They love to chew, so soft-wood toys
>> are a must.They're moderately loud.It's better if you ask
>> specific questions because all parrots can be different from
>> each other, even if they're the same species. Just what do
>> you wanna know about?
> Are they prone to screaming?? Are they similar in personality
> to the Indian Ringneck (I am deciding between the two)Will a
> 24x24 cage do? Also, do males or females generaaly make a
> better pet? Thanks!
Sometimes, they can be loud but they aren't screamers. They yell
a lot of they're neglected for long periods of time(days)
Actually, they whistle quite a lot. Some say they have a talent
for talking a little. Maybe,. maybe not. I haven't come across
any talkers but that doesn't mean that they don't exist.
They're very similar to Ringies but Ringies are a little more
possessive. Depending upon the owner, that can either mean a lot
or very little. To me it's not even noticable.
Males and females are basically alike pet wise but if a person
owns a male and female, they must be kept separate. Females are
a little more jealous if they're housed together and are quicker
to bite both the owner and sometimes the other bird. If you have
2 of them, each needs an equal amount of attention.
The cage you mentioned is fine as long as you intend to give an
Alexy or a Ringy a decent amount of time out of the cage. If
not, 28 x 22/24 or 30 x 26 is better. It never hurts to give
the parrot a larger cage.