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Not an alexandrine. Alexandrines are related, but that bird is an Indian Ringneck, either a female or a male who hasn’t grown into his ring yet. I raise these. But this one doesn’t look very healthy and certainly needs a new cage.


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I didn't want to add ''unnecesary'' information but since you wrote that it doesn't look healthy I'll write full story
I spotted this parrot in my backyard today on an apple tree. My inital tought was that she escaped. I opened window on the second floor of my house and she flew in.
I never owned a parrot but my father used to have few small birds, so I still have had one of the cages and used it to lure her in. I bought some parrot food and gave her. She was very hungry. I've put the cage in garage with the night temperature around 10 C/ 50 F. Is that okay? Is it too cold?
Outdoor temperature are around -2C this time of year. It seems unwise to let her go. At this point I don't know anyone who might take her. I'll try to ask around who deals with parrots.
At the mean time what should I do to make her healthier?
 

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I recommend keeping the cage in a warmer room with a more comfortable temperature. I think 10 C is too cold, especially for a parrot that seems to be unhealthy. As well as this, I recommend covering the cage with a towel or blanket at night.

Then I recommend that you go to your local vet for advice on what steps can be taken. You can also do research on any local parrot rescues that would be able to take in a new bird. Even if you are considering rehoming the bird, you should still purchase a larger cage and a few toys, because the current living situation will result in a very unhappy bird, and will cause even more potential health problems.

Good luck. It is a bit of a responsibility to take on, but thank you so much for rescuing this little one and for reaching out.


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Start by searching for her owners, and taking a trip to your local avian vet. Follow up with lots of fresh foods, better cage, toys, etc. The temp is not a significant issue unless the bird is already ill.

What part of the world are you in? You might actually have a wild bird on your hands, which would be entirely different.


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Thank you for your advice. I live in Bosnia & Herzegovina (Europe).
Haven't heard of any vets specialized in treating birds around here. There is actually a vet station 100 m from where I live. I'll go tommorow to see if I can get some information. She entered the cage by herself so I don't think she might be wild. I don't know. Tommorow I'll prepare some fresh vegetables. I hope she likes pumpkin. And I will make a facebook post about her. Someone might contact me. Bigger cage seems like a big investment. At least for me. But I can let her fly inside of the garage since it is closed and I don't have a car inside and door and window have tainted glass so the light penetrates inside.
 
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It sounds like you are well on your way to giving this bird what she needs!


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I am unsure if the resources we have in the US to help reunite lost pets is available in your country, but it would probably be worth it to make up a few flyers for around the area about finding a lost parrot, make some posts on any local websites like Craigslist and contact any local pet shops or vets and leave your contact info (do NOT include a photo or species information, let the potential owner provide you those details to be certain they are the rightful owner). If someone is missing their beloved pet, you owe it to them and the bird to try to reunite them. If no owner comes forward and you wish to keep the bird, your next stop would be taking the bird to a vet for a health checkup and then shopping for a more permanent setup, toys, high quality food etc... for the bird. Personally, I'd give it about 10 days to see if someone is looking for their lost pet before considering the bird 'yours'. It will not die living in a tiny cage for a week or 2 waiting to see if you'll be keeping it or not, though once you determine you'll be keeping it, you NEED to get a better cage and setup as soon as you possibly can.

Specialist vets don't seem to be as common in Europe, so it is likely you'll end up seeing a "general vet". Still, if the bird is suffering any infections, a regular vet can prescribe necessary medications and give some general care advice.
 
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