Talk:Alexandrine parakeet

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I red that this species is now introduced into Europe,is this true?Mweites (talk) 17:33, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

there are feral populations, not sure if any are self-sustaining yet Jimfbleak (talk) 07:33, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Major copy-edit[edit]


Based on the maintenance templates on this article that I found on WP:BIRDS, I did some copy-editing of the article. There was (and largely still is) a huuuge amount of information on capitivity with opinions and recommendations on "HOW TO" keep these birds in cages, exhaustive information on different types of diet in capitivity with absolutely no sources cited. I have trimmed these and re-written bits of these. I hope the editor who put it in will take note of the requirements to provide in-text citations for these if they want to add it back. Also, maintain a tone of an encyclopedia and not that of a "HOW TO keep parakeets" manual. prashanthns (talk) 04:54, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

A considerable reversion[edit]

On 18 May 2011 I reverted the article to the state it was on 30 April 2011. On 2 May 2011 a huge edit messed up spelling, number formats, and much else. Many edits have been made since then attempting to clean it up. The edit on 2 May 2011 essentially added information on how to care for these birds, and that is not the purpose of Wikipedia. This used to be a professional-looking article, and now it is again. I would apologize for what might look like a heavy-handed reversion, but I see no one who deserves such an apology, and I see no better way to fix this mess. Chris the speller yack 18:50, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

It looks to me as though that IP user actually reverted the article to a very broken version from a couple of years back (or may have or edited+saved an old version). You did the right thing, as far as I'm concerned. --Kurt Shaped Box (talk) 20:32, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

Requires significant edits.[edit]

As of Sept 1, 2012, the page is horrendously written: presumably edited by someone with a very limited grasp on English grammar and spelling. Additionally, it contains a great deal of superfluous nonsense regarding the required gauge of wire to be used in breeding cages. I will attempt some edits, but don't have enough time to "fix" this doozy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:31, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

Captivity and Aviculture[edit]

I have just checked this page (May 2016) to get some more information on the Alexandrine parakeet having seen them in Tehran. The sections on captivity and aviculture are rubbish. They repeat information from elsewhere, are full of unreferenced statements, and are extremely badly written ('[they] are loving of food'). As this issue has been going for over 7 years with no resolution - the sections fall way below the standard set by the bird pages in Wikipedia, I think the best solution is to just delete them and if someone wants to add them back they can undertake the task of rewriting them properly — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:22, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

Dear User, I've no idea about it, but If you've explained this on Edit summary then I wouldn't have reverted your edit! Pranish|Message 16:29, 13 May 2016 (UTC)