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What are the main differences between these two?

Discussion in 'Ringneck and other Keet Street' started by SquawksNibbles, 5/12/18.

  1. SquawksNibbles

    SquawksNibbles Rollerblading along the road

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    Recently I have been fascinated by Alexandrine parrots. I’m definitely not thinking of bringing one home, as cute as they are. My family would not support it and even I admit I’m not ready for another bird at the moment, especially one such as an Alexandrine. Despite this, out of interest I’ve been researching on them. And I’m just wondering, out of curiosity, what exactly are the main differences between Alexandrine parrots and Indian Ringnecks? Obviously they’re a different species and therefore have their differences, but even so, they just seem so alike. From the time pictures I’ve seen they also look alike. So I’m wondering if any people with Alexandrine parrots and/or Indian Ringnecks can explain? And of course, pictures of any of AA’s Alexandrines or IRNs would be very much welcomed, too.

    Thanks. :)
     
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    I don't know a lot about them, all I know is that Alexandrine's are bigger then ringnecks.
     
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    Ahh funny that you've posted this! I've recently fell in love with an Alexandrine when we went to Tropical Birdland the other day :lol:

    I have no advice about what they or what Ringnecks are like, as I don't know much about them either. But this one I fell in love with kept snuggling into my friends hair! And being so cute :) All of them there were so sweet. They seem like a great underrated bird!

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    So precious!:heart:
     
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    I had a Alexandrine Parrot named Marlin. like most parrots, they are flock orientated and will interact with their human flock. Marlin was very social and preferred to be with us than his toys. He wasn't hard to train. The secret is time, lots and lots of time of bonding and training. Like all animals if you want a well-behaved and trained animal then you need to put in the time. This is my personal experience. Alexandrine Parakeets are known has gentle giants and are up there with the African Grey and Eclectus for intelligence. Yes, Alexandrines are AMAZING bird and if you have the chance to get one, grab it with both hands. you won't be sorry.
     
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    Well now that is just adorable. :xflove:
     
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    It was the best day ever, gave me more confidence with birds other than budgies too! There was a military macaw who kept playing with the zips on my jacket :lol:
     
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    Thanks for the reply! Your Marlin sounds so precious. :heart: Thanks for sharing about him.
     
  9. Shinobi

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    Ooh I better mention that they are like to chew and not much is off limits. So you will need to hid away power cords, in fact anything that you don't want chewed. I liken them to a chainsaw. So make sure you give them chew toys, lots and lots of chew toys.
     
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