Breeding of Alexandrine parrots can be accomplished by placing a bonded pair of birds in a large aviary with a nestbox. The natural mating season of the Alexandrine parrot is between the months of November and April, with successful breeding resulting in two to four eggs.
In order to successfully breed Alexandrine parrots:
- Choose the birds for breeding
- Install the nestbox
- Breed the birds
The gender of an Alexandrine parrot is readily determined at 36 months of age. A male parrot has black neck rings accompanied by one or more pink neck bands with a narrow band of blue-gray while the females have neck bands of varying shade of gray with no black rings. A bonded pair of birds will have a strong connection or affinity for one another that commonly precedes the pair's mating. Although a bond may be formed, the birds usually keep their distance and maintain their space.
After the bond forms and the breeding season arrives, hang a nestbox inside the aviary. The nestbox should measure 16 x18 x 24 inches with a 5- to 6-inch entrance.
Successful breeding yields between two and four eggs that require 28 days of incubation. The birds are usually weaned between 3 and 4 months of age.