Alexandrines are extremely social birds. They have a need for social interaction. A single bird will get more attached to its keeper but if you are not at home a lot it is best to get two birds. It is a fact that two birds of the same sex get along just as well as a mixed pair. Even more so if the Alexandrines were introduced while they are still young.
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Tame Alexandrine Parakeets can make loving and affectionate pets, although it has been noted that they have a tendency to become "one-person" birds, strongly bonding to their favorite family member while shunning others within the household. Many Alexandrine Parakeets go through a hormonal bluffing phase during adolescence, which can be difficult to handle. However, with proper socialization and the use of bonding techniques, Alexandrine Parakeets settle nicely into pet situations and thoroughly enjoy interacting with their owners. These birds are highly intelligent and are known to be excellent talkers, making them very popular pets.
Regular wing clipping is recommended to prevent flying away or any injuries to the bird.
Giving your Alexandrine the opportunity to bathe is important. Frequent bathing serves several purposes. It prevents dry skin, softens the keratin coating which helps with moulting, and keep your bird bright and clean.
Your bird should have access to a bathing dish with fresh water every day.
Like all parrot species, balanced nutrition is very important for pet Alexandrine Parakeets. Most pet Alexandrine Parakeets do well on a diet consisting of a high quality commercial pellet and seed mix, and supplemented with lots of fresh bird-safe fruits and vegetables.
Alexandrines can be quite active little birds, and should be allowed time outside their cage each day to play, explore, and stretch their wings.
The cage should be as large as possible. The height of the cage is less important than the width and length. Your bird needs to be able to flap its wings without risking injury. Ideally the minimum length and width should be 100cm. This size will give more room for your bird to fly from one side to the other.