Alexandrine (Alex) Parrots
The Alexandrine Parrot is a large parrot easily identified with its slim body and very long tail feathers. They have predominately green plumage, a rose-pink collar, a purple-red patch on the wings and a broad black stripe across the lower cheeks. The males also gain a black ring around their neck once they hit sexual maturity at around 2-3 years of age.
Alexandrines should be fed a good quality seed mix with a variety of fruits and vegetables. Most fruits and vegetables people eat will be eaten by Alexs. They love corn-on-the-cob and fresh chilli. Thawed frozen vegetables can be used when fresh is not available.
I feed my Alexandrines a custom made seed mix that includes Vetafarm pellets and dried fruit and nut in addition to any in-season fruit and vegetables and sprouted seed mixes.
The breeding season Queensland typically starts from July each year. Alexandrines normally produce a single clutch of 3-4 eggs a year. Some pairs will produce a second clutch when the chicks or eggs are removed from the nest. Only the hen incubates the eggs, the incubation period lasting approximately 26 days. The chicks leave the nest at approximately seven weeks of age.
Alexandrines as Pets:
Alexandrines are also known as Alex's and are playful, energetic and may also develop into superb mimics with a fantastic clear talking ability. Alexandrine parrots are usually not as cuddly as a Galah or Corella, however they're very clever and interactive. They must be socialized or they could turn out to be aggressive and one-person birds. Despite the fact that they're more independent than another species of birds, they do require a good amount of time and human interaction.
Alex's LOVE to chew and play in water. Their favourite chew toy is anything wooden and they usually like to take baths, especially in their water dishes after a fresh bowl. So, chances are you'll need to plan on changing toys often and ensuring your Alexandrine doesn't chew your furniture.
Alexandrines are also known as Alex’s and are playful, energetic, impartial, and may also develop into superb mimics with a fanstasic clear talking ability. Alexandrine parrots are usually not as cuddly as a Galah, however they’re very clever and interactive. They must be socialized or they could turn out to be aggressive and one-person birds. […]