Alexandrine Parakeet strange behaviour

by RAjat

It sleeps with its heads bent and rests it upon its back. he keeps on biting and plucking its feathers.What should i do? Is that normal?
Has a few hairs missing on its head,signs of being attacked perhaps?What should i feed him?

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Mar 27, 2012
my parrot's strange behaviour
by: anyone

helo, my alexandrine has got this habit of sleeping a a corner of his cafe... he stays out.. during the day time he is all active and good but at night he goes down at the darkest place and rests there. is it all ok?

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Jun 11, 2010
my parrot
by: vasim dubai

hi i;m sorry to tell u my bird is not making any sound and always try to away from me and bitting i do;t know wat to do plz help me .

Mar 02, 2010
Scractching Paper
by: George

my bird keep scratching the paper i leave at the bottom of its cage.
it is though not eating it... but shredding it into pieces and using its legs to push it..

Jan 05, 2010
by: Anonymous

biting and plucking feathers is a sign of boredom that your parakeet might be facing. you need to keep your bird busy by giving it some toys to play. keep him engaged and i am sure it will help. take care and gud luck.

Jul 01, 2009
by: Justin

Hi i am not sure what to feed it but the reason it si plicking all its feathers is because it is streesed i dont know why but you will have to find out why it is stressed.hope i helped

Jun 30, 2009
Feeding and Vet
by: Linda

Your bird sounds like it is sick. Please make appointment with an Avian Vet in your area as soon as is possible.

As for feeding, your bird needs a highly nutritious pelleted diet like Harrison's pellets. Make sure the size of the pellet is appropriate for your bird's size. The Harrisons is an organic pellet and has no artificial colors, preservatives and will need to be refrigerated once it is opened. Take out what your bird usually eats at a meal an hour before time to feed so food can warm up as cold food will make birds sick.

Also, if this is a rescue or found bird, please get a good book out here so you know the basics of housing, feeding and caring for a parrot. If the bird has not eaten in more than 24 hours, it may die, so make sure you get something for it right away. Tracie carries the Harrison's out here, and some pet stores also carry it or Goldenfeast which is also an organic food for parrots. If you already have food for it, the vet may carry the Harrisons and they can sell you the right size pellet for your bird.If bird is a seed eater, you'll need to buy a high quality seed mix to put on the bottom of the dish and the pellets on top until the bird eats more pellets than seeds.

It is important that you have a large enough, safe cage with natural wood perches made from safe branches. Your vet can tell you what trees are safe in your area and most pet stores carry them already cut with the hardware on them for installing. Safe toys size appropriate for your bird are a must as well.Trees that have ever been sprayed with insecticides are not safe, so make sure you KNOW tree has not been sprayed to keep from poisoning your bird. It would be best to buy already cut and install-ready perches for now.

Get some reading material so you know what and who you are dealing with. If is imperative that the bird eats as soon as possible. Even if all you have is a little organic bread so it gets something in it. Birds die quickly with no food and water, so do not delay in getting him to vet and getting food for him to eat.


Jun 29, 2009
Alexandrine Parakeet behavior
by: Tracie

I am sorry to tell you that it sounds like your bird is sick. Is this a wild bird? I ask that since you asked if you should feed it.

If this is your pet, you need to get the bird to an avian vet ASAP for an exam and tests.

Please let us know how it goes.

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