These remarkable looking birds are classified in the parakeet family. 20 to 25" in length, they are one of the largest of the parakeet species. Sexually dimorphic, the females are not as brightly colored as the males and the males have a throat/neck bib black and fuscia in color.
They can be good talkers and as most of the parakeet species, good pets when handled regularly.
Their diet should consist of a high quality pelleted brand in addition to fresh veggies, sprouts, fruits, eggs or egg food and some seed/nut mixture. A cage for the Alexandrine should include a swing and possibly a snuggly or tent as they are cavity nesters and appreciate being able to sleep or nap inside something. They are surprising chewers and can destroy toys that might be considered for larger birds. Make sure your cage size will accommodate room for larger toys and still allow the bird to flap and move about freely. 24" x 24" recommended.
WEANED ONTO A PELLETED DIET $ 599