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Alexandrine Parakeets(Alexander):

Among all the different species of parakeet’s Alexandrine parakeets is one of the largest species. The Latin name of Alexandrine ringneck parakeet parrot is Psittacula eupatria. Alexandrine parrots belonging to Pasittacidian family, which is named after Alexander the Great, who born in 356 B.C. He sent Alexandrine parakeet species from Punjab side to Europe and  Mediterranean sites, where they were famous due to their Latin name Eupatria which means “Decent” and “noble”. These parrots are also awarded due to their royalty. Alexandrine parrots are self-standing and Medium-sized parrots relative to Indian ringneck parrots.   

Although pets Alexandrine Parrots Price is not so high. The Alexandrine ringneck parrot price is given below, which is an affordable price.

Other Names

Alexandrine Parakeet Parrot has many common names and called by different names as The Great Parakeet, Large Parakeet, Ringneck parrot, etc.

Size Detail

So, the Alexandrine parakeet parrots are the largest in size among all other parakeets. The size of Alexandrine parakeet parrots is ranging from 20 to 25 inches in length from the peak of the head to the end of the tail.

Weight of the Alexandrine bird is about 250 to 300 g and it is heavier in weight among all the parakeets. Other parakeets are not much heavy in weight as Alexandrine.

The wings length of Alexandrines is about 7 to 9 inches. And the tail of Alexandrine is about 10 to 14 inches in length, which also enhances the glance and beauty of Alexandrine parrot. 

Life Range

The life of Alexandrines is ranging between 30 to 40 years depending on their diet and provided services. They can live a long life if they cared properly and the caretaker must have proper time to look after properly and provided with complete assets for their health. Otherwise, this is not fair to bring these types of birds in a home if people don’t have proper time for the care of this bird.

So, it is just that we have proper time and assets to handle these because these are living things not non-living, we never ignore them with a bad eye.

Origin and Found

The basic origin of these parrots is India, and famous as Indian Ring-Necked Parrot’s name. Alexandrine Parakeet parrots also found in Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Andaman, Thailand, middle east and Japan. In these countries, Alexandrine parakeet parrots are found in large quantities.

Price of Alexandrine Ringneck Parrot

Alexandrine ringneck parrot price is ranging between $200 to $700 depending on their physical conditions. The price may vary due to their health and size because size is very important in these parrots.

In Pakistan, the price of baby Alexandrine bird is 12,000 per piece and adult Alexandrine parrot price is about 30 to 40 thousand per piece.

Personality of Alexandrine Parakeet

Their feathers contain a beautiful different color combination. The common color distribution on both male and female are, they have a messy red beak with yellow or white outline and green feather on their wings having beautiful maroon color patches on their shoulder which enhances their beauty. The tail which is about 9 inches foot in length and longer than their body, has a green color on their outer side and yellow end when going down the tail, the inner side of which is totally yellow-colored which contain different sizes of feathers.

Male Alexander has a black colored ring on their neck with a red strip, that enhances the look of male Alexander.

Female Alexandrine has no black ring on their neck and no red stripe. Female alexandrine ringneck parrot is quite smaller in size.

Different color in feathers of these birds catches the attraction and attention of the people towards themselves. People want to bring these birds at home due to the beauty of this parrot. These birds are sexually Dimorphism.

Talkative and Sound

These birds are quite noisy and loud in sound. Alexandrine is talkative parrots when they are well tamed otherwise, they speak in a loud voice that you never understand like a high shrill sound. Alexandrine parrots pets have the great mimic ability of human speech.

People avoid to take these birds at home because they don’t want to disturb nearby people, so, they place their cages in an open area or away from the residential area. But these parrots can quickly pick words of a person and repeating again and again if these birds are well tamed to a specific word or sentence, they learned quickly and speak in the same manner and has some shrill sound due to high pitch level.

Diet and Feeding

Proper and balanced nutrition or diet is necessary for every species of parrots. Like other parrot’s Alexandrine parakeet parrots also demand a balanced nutritional diet. This is easy to feed Alexandrine parrots because they eat usually those things that people eat. The health and age vary depending on their diet. The diet should be proper and nutritional, as they demand to fulfill their body needs. Pet Alexandrine parrots eat green vegetables, fresh fruits, leafy vegetables, seeds, and nuts.

Green vegetables and Fruit

A variety of vegetables and fruits they eat to fulfill their needs. Vegetables include radishes, mustard green. Boiled potatoes, yams, beans, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower. In fruits mostly they eat are bananas, apples, berries, plums, pomegranate, dry fruits. Cut in small pieces all the fruits and vegetables and remove seeds if they are toxic to the bird and then provide to the bird in the required amount. Mostly when given in large amount they waste all this given feed. So, always provide according to their need, which they required.

Nuts and Seeds

Seeds are the most scrumptious feed of the Alexandrine parrots; they love to eat seeds and nuts. Due to the high percentage of oil and fats in nuts and seeds, therefore they should be given in small quantities and separately. Seeds such as sunflower and pumpkin seeds are to be given.

Variety of Nuts such as hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, and peanuts. By feeding these birds with nuts continuously show a massive change in birds health and fitness.


Half percent of Alexandrine ringneck parrot diet is cooked grains. Select good quality rice, kasha, wheat pasta, barley, buckwheat, corn flakes, and squares. Before purchasing these products check the quality which is very important, otherwise, it will cause many diseases that can be fatal.

Dairy as a feed

Like all other feed, Alexandrine bird also requires dairy in small amount, which fulfills the need of calcium and some amount of yogurt is better for the health for this parrot.

Things to avoid in Diet

Noxious foods are not given to parrots such as raw beans, cabbage, fruit pits, apple and pear seeds, chocolate and avocado. Sweets are strictly banned for these parrots and be careful.

Some diseases which are caused by garlic and onions are hemolytic anemia. Fresh foods become harmful very soon, so, remove them after some time and clean the place properly. Also, avoid refrigerated things.

Breeding season

The season is very important for breeding of any species. Naturally, the breeding season of Alexandrine ringneck parrot starts from October or November till April. The clutch size is 2 to 4 eggs, which is oval-shaped and about 30 mm of size. Usually, these birds make their nest in tall trees by making deep whole. Both male and female incubate the eggs about 24 to 28 days continuously. The fledgling period of baby Alexandrine parakeet is 6 to 7 weeks and alexandrine parakeet baby feed by their parents up to 4 months.

They are aggressive so they make their nest separately from other birds of the same species. Sometimes they fight with each other due to their safety of the nest, which maybe leads to a fatal result, that is the death of the bird. 

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Alexandrine parrot

Different Subspecies

There are 5 different types of subspecies of Alexandrine parakeet parrots. These different species of Alexandrine parakeet parrots are found in different areas of the world. That is the following:

  Scientific Name    Common Name        Habitat
  P. e. Nipalensis  Large Indian parakeetPakistan, North India, Central India, Eastern Afghanistan, Bhutan, East India and Nepal.
P. e. avensisLarge Burmese parakeetNortheast India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar.
P. e. mahnirostrisLarge Andaman parakeetAndaman Island and Coco Island.  
P. e. eupatriaNominate Alexandrine parakeetWestern India, South India and Sri Lanka.  
P. e. siamensisThai Rose-Ringed parakeetThailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.  

Alexandrine Parrots as a Pets :

Alexandrine parakeet parrot is very talkative and person lover bird. People keep this bird as a pet because they like its talkative behavior and physical appearance due to its beautiful red beak and attractive red ring around its neck. Alexandrine parrots are a beautiful bird as pets due to its royalty and nobility, people love this species mostly because of their beauty, intelligence, and amazing talkative behavior.

Alexandrine parakeet parrots are noisy due to the high pitch level. Their sound is too loud that they can disturb nearby easily so it must be placed somewhat far from the restroom of people. Alexandrine bird is a medium-sized parrot having a big tail so it demands a huge cage that can allow comfortable free movement and flight of parrot.

Alexandrine ringneck parrot is a fun-loving and coltish bird and plays with toys. Pets Alexandrine parrots bird keeps its beak busy most of the time with toys, otherwise with its wings, if toys are not available to it. These toys should not be chewable because it has a sharp beak.


The minimum cage size requires for it is 16 meters in length, 4 meters in width and 3 meters high because it has a long beautiful tail so cage must be wider than its tail. There must be sufficient shady area for cage where there is no fall of direct rays and rain on the parrot.

And the box required for the breeding or nesting of alexandrine is about 1.5 feet in height and about 1 foot in width.

Baby Alexandrine Taming

Most of the people want to bring these parrots to their homes for the purpose of taming. People adopt baby alexandrine parakeet after fledgling age and start hand feeding. They provide them mixed nutritional food which is available in market pet shops. They feed them with the help of thin plastic pipes attached to a syringe. Best learning age of pets Alexandrine parakeet baby parrots starts after the first four months of its age.

Alexandrine parakeet baby is tamed by repeating the same word or action before it so this can be memorized by a parrot. Whenever u come across the parrot u have to repeat the word or action, gradually parrot will learn to perform the same word.

(e.g.: whistling).

Legally available

It is only available on legal documentation due to increasing illegal captivity of this species. Hence this illegal activity increased the risk of endangeredness of this species, due to this reason it is banned in Pakistan and India.

It is available in pet stores.

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