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Re: Alexandrine parakeets

Posted by Valerie on 3/26/07
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    On 3/22/07, Mikey wrote:
    > 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.
    >>>> Thanks!
    >>>
    >>> 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.


    Thank you for all the info.