Personality & Behavior of Alexandrine Parakeet
The novice and the experienced bird keeper will enjoy the Alexandrine, but this bird may not be for the very beginner, though someone who has kept a parakeet or other small bird healthy and happy may be ready for the easy-going Alexandrine parakeet. Alexandrine parakeets are not known to be nippy, in spite of their huge beak, and are extremely affectionate when given consistent attention. Because Alexandrines are highly affectionate and love their human “flock,” they need a person who is able to give them a great deal of time out of the cage.
Care & Feeding
Alexandrine parakeets will generally live peacefully with others of its kind but might be aggressive toward other birds. The Alexandrine parakeet’s beak is powerful and large, so keep smaller birds out of your pet’s reach. If you have a “cousin” bird, like an Indian ring-necked parakeet, you can let the birds play. But you should not let the two species breed. All in all, the Alexandrine is a lovable, intelligent parrot that can live more than 30 years if cared for properly.