Alexandrov ringed parrot: description, nature, maintenance and care, feeding, breeding
Alexandrov ringed parrot
The body length of the alexander ringed parakeet (including tail) is 45 - 58 cm. Feathers are painted mainly in green. The abdomen is light green, and the top of the wings with brown-red spots. A distinctive feature of males is a ring from the lower part of the beak to the middle of the neck, pink-red in the upper part of the neck. But such a decoration appears only to 3 years. Females are deprived of a “necklace”. The beak in Alexandria parrots is large, in adult birds it is burgundy and bright red, and in young birds it is carrot.
Habitat and Life in Nature
Alkesandrian parakeets live in Southeast and South Asia. They prefer the upper tiers of rainforests, rarely descend to the ground.
Like all parrot-necked parrots, Alexandria are excellent flyers, however, they fly, as a rule, over short distances.
Character and temperament
The Alexandria parrot should not be acquired in the hope that he will be a good conversationalist. Such expectations are not always justified. Yes, there are cases when these birds knew up to a hundred words, but this is rather an exception. As a rule, they are limited to 10 to 15 words.And in the end, the unlucky owner, disappointed in the pet, throws him, completely depriving him of attention. But for a parrot, this is unbearable, fraught with severe psychological trauma. Therefore, the ability to speak can be a nice bonus, but not the main goal.
With proper care and proper handling, Alexandria parrots are calm, friendly birds.
They are very active, require a lot of space, exercise and movement. So you need a spacious cage and the ability to fly freely every day.
Entertainment should be varied, because the monotony quickly bothers the Alexandrian parrot, and he can "make" toys on his own, from everything he finds in the house. In addition, these birds are able to climb into the most inaccessible places. Therefore, if the pet has received freedom, you need to carefully monitor it.
Maintenance and care
The ideal cage for the Alexandrian parrot is spacious, all-metal, strong, not round, with a reliable lock. The cell is located at eye level in a place protected from drafts.
The free flight room must be safe. Note that the wingspan of the Alexandrian parrot reaches up to 20 cm, so there should be enough space.
Buy toys and place them in a cage.
It is desirable that the temperature in the room is maintained at + 22 ... +25 degrees. Alexandria parrots are unpretentious and can withstand a "cold snap" of up to 0 degrees, but it is better not to allow such a difference.
The feeder and drinker are cleaned daily.Toys and poles are washed as needed. Disinfection of the cell is carried out 1 time per week, aviary - 1 time per month. The floor of the enclosure is cleaned 2 times a week, the floor of the cage - daily.
Alexandria parrots are fed different types of crops. Barley, peas, wheat and corn are pre-soaked. Sunflower seeds, oats and millet are dry.
Chicks need to be treated with “milk” corn, but an adult bird will not refuse such a treat.
An obligatory part of the diet is greens, vegetables, fruits. The birds need them all year round.
The breeding season of Alexandria parrots in the wild continues from April to November. Typically, a female lays 2 to 4 eggs. The incubation period is 28-30 days.
While the female incubates eggs, the male is engaged in providing - obtains food.
At the age of 6 to 7 weeks, the chicks fly out of the nest.
In captivity, Alexandria parrots breed well. As a nesting box, you can use a box (size 50x45x50 cm).