Baby Alexandrine Parakeet
$750.00 – $1,450.00
COMMON NAMES: Alexandrine parakeet, Alexandrine parrot
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Psittacula eupatria; Five subspecies include P. e. eupatria, P. e. nipalensis, P. e. avensis, P. e. magnirostris, P. e. siamensis
ADULT SIZE: Up to 25 inches
LIFE EXPECTANCY: Up to 40 years
Tame, handfed Alexandrine parakeets can make loving and affectionate pets, although they tend to become “one-person” birds. They strongly bond to a favorite family member while shunning others within the household.
Like other Asiatic parakeets, many Alexandrine parakeets go through a hormonal, aggressive bluffing phase during adolescence (age 4 months to 1 year), which can be difficult for less seasoned bird owners to handle. This period can last from two weeks to two years, depending on the bird.
With proper socialization and the use of bonding techniques, Alexandrine parakeets generally settle nicely into their new home environment and thoroughly enjoy interacting with their owners. These birds are highly intelligent and are known to be excellent talkers, making them very popular pets.
Speech and Vocalizations
Alexandrine parakeets can be quite noisy and loud, so they are probably not the right choice for those who live near neighbors. Their powerful vocalizations carry over a long distance in the wild, so it can be challenging to keep one in an apartment or condominium setting.
This bird has an excellent capacity for imitating human speech clearly. The Alexandrine parakeet has a variety of calls, including ringing sounds, loud and deep “klak” sounds, and a resounding “gr-aak” call. Its calls are deeper than the Indian ringneck parakeets, and it’s alarm calls are louder, too.
Female, Male, Pair