Animal Stories - Indian Ringneck Parakeet

Animal-World Information about: Indian Ringneck Parakeet

   The Indian Ringneck Parakeet has been referred to as the "Noble Parakeet"! The species, Psittacula krameri, is also called the Rose-ringed Parakeet and contains four subspecies.
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Shames Alazawi - 2013-02-24
I bought a new bird a blue fronted Amazon she is really cute but she is very aggressive and there is something wrong with her feet it's not shaped right and she needs help idk how to help her cuz she wouldn't step up or anything instead she try's to bite me she is always shaking what should I do?????

Chandni Singh - 2013-02-22
I have a Indian Ringneck parrot from 1999,when we caught him he is so small that he can't have the habit to eat his food,my mother grind the seeds and feed him after 1 year he was able to eat,he call me as didi,my mother as ma,my brother as banti,my father as papa and my small brother as enao...he laughs,cry,and play with me...he don't want to stay in the cage whenever he get any chance he get out from his cage and play with us...he loves my mother very much he can't see if anyone is crying...he stay us with like family member and he is my brother,my 3rd brother his name is Sona...

diana - 2013-01-28
Hi I have a yellow ring neck with a bright pink ring is it a male? I also have a female love bird that I think the ring neck fell in love with. When they are out together the ring neck seems as if it's courting her, grooms her, lays its head on her and talks to her. Is this ok should I keep them apart or is it save to breed? They are in different cages but are out a lot it is cute to watch but the ring neck gets a little nasty when you go near her. Help?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-01-28
    Usually males have colored rings around their necks, so I would assume that yours is a male. That's great that they get along so well together! I'm not sure I would try breeding them though. Since they are different species they probably won't even actually mate. If you would like to tame your Ringneck, read about here handling and training parakeets.
daisy - 2011-11-30
how much do you want?

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  • Claire Romney - 2012-12-19
    I would like to get the four species yellow, blue, red, and green. I'm an animal lover that's been looking for these birds for a while.
katie - 2012-11-23
Hi i bought my baby IRN 2 weeks ago and he has attached to me, he is quiet with everyone but me. he sits on me staring at me and snuggling with me but screaming the whole time, even after he has fed. what can i do to make him more calm in my presence?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-24
    I don't really have a clue but this is what I would think.  Your IRN is calling you - as if he were calling to his mate.  Answer him in a similar sound.  Sounds nuts. 

    I call my human every morning and I call her every night around 11 pm.  Until she answers me, I continue to make a lot of noise.  She answers me in my call and then I know the world is OK.  I am a Palm and i can make a lot of racket - even bang my door open and closed.  When my human calls me back - I stop making noise. 
charmaine - 2012-11-04
hello i have had my indian ringneck parakeet for 1 day now and she is 10 mouths old she is nice but ever time i try to touch her she seems to keep flying roung her cage so i can not get her and she trys to bite me all the time please help me what do i do ? thanks

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  • Deirdre - 2012-11-05
    It is very important to be patient with ANY creature... Sounds like she needs some time to adjust to her surroundings before she is pushed to socialize with you. Give her space and time to trust you. If you know what her favorite treats are... give her those through the bars of her cage... then in a few days open the door and do the same. it may be a couple weeks before she is comfortable with you. Shower her with attention and structure and it will pay off!
ananya roy - 2012-09-13
I have a green ring-necked indian parakeet. I hand raised her. She loves me very much. Now when she is adult, my mother feeds her and she always wants her attention.she gets jealous when my mother gives me my meals and she wants the same food from my plate. Also she keenly observes that I am not cheating her by not giving her the same food I am eating. She likes to play with me,quarrel with me and scold me in her birdy language. If I answer her scolding, she answers back in a higher pitched scream, making it look like a quarrel, if i ignore her, she will screech like as if I am teasing her. All the same, she enjoys seeing me get a scolding from my mother for teasing her and after it, she sits down in content and happy.she perches on 'my' shoulder when I take her out for an outing and that time it is all peaceful and friendly terms with me and then when I take her back inside, the peace-pact expires and again her rivalry with me begins. My mother takes her side and she wins everytime. She is so loving and adorable I cannot live without her. She is my first pet bird. She is like my little sister. I love her a lot. I recommend parakeets to everyone but they need lots of attention and care. If possible one should hand raise a baby so that the bond is ever-lasting. I am enjoying every moment of our bonding. They make great companions.

sally taylor - 2012-08-11
I just rescued a young indian ringtail parakeet.....I am hoping to tame her ( him ), so any advice will be greatly appreciated.....but she/he has just lost the pretty long bluish tail feathers !! and the stool today is clearish with some solid in the she/he sick ? seems to be eating & drinking fine, but why the loss of tail feathers, & loose stool ?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-12
    It's about the time of year that parrots go into their major molt.  They will literally chage over very feather they have.  She will get a brand new tail/  They play and goof and their tail gets petty ragged looking at times.  Spritzing with ale or bathing will help a lot but right now most o ,y birds tail feathers are dcomig out and their new and gorgeous tail feathers are coming in.  Thinhk aout what you are feeding your little guy.  Too much fruit and you have runy stools.  One grape to her is like you eating a whole melon.  If it doesn't clear up in a day - without the fruit) then possibly a bacterial infection and she needs antibiotics.
cassidy - 2012-07-18
How much should I pay for a ringneck parakeet?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-19
    They cost about $75 if you purchase directly from a breeder and about $150 if you purchase from a pet store.  The reason the difference is the store has to make a profit but they also have to care for the bird until it is sold.  I would recommend purchasing a hand fed baby directly from a breeder.  Do not purchase a bird you can not handle, hold, play with, pet etc.  You would not buy a puppy that you can't hold or pet - don't buy a bird you can't hold or pet easily - unless you want to tame him.  Good luck.
Keenan - 2012-07-11
I just got my lutino ringneck a couple of days ago and his name is Citrus and he is quite calm but he won't let me pet him or get him on my arm. His wings are clipped and he doesn't run away when you approach him at a certain distance, he tells me when he wants to go out on top of his cage by hanging upside down. Sometimes when he tries to jump onto the couch he falls because he can't fly and I can't pick him up without a cloth and I know that this isn't helping the relationship between us and I have tried using food but he won't come to me please help me, cheers

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-11
    He's obviously not tame.  You will have to tame him which is a shame, however, it is do able.  You have picked him up with a cloth - so just do it again and take him into a bathroom or a small room.  Sit down on the floor with him and play with some toys.  Popsicle sticks, little ball, quarters, anything that holds his interest.  Wood bird toys or foot toys and just start to make friends.  You can start with the toys on a towel on the floor and then over time, put the towel in your lap and then start feeding him treats (for these little guys I like shelled sunflower or cheerios).  Let him get used to your hand and eventually he will let you touch him and then you should be able to pick him up.  This is not a day process, this is a few week process.  People believe that if they buy a parrot, the parrot is tame.  Unfortunately, this isn't true.  A hand fed baby that is truly hand fed is tame.  Up until about 20 years ago, most pet parrots were imports and actually caught in the wild and tamed.  So you can tame this little fella and you have lots of time to do it.  Next time though, I'd buy a parrot that is already tame, that you can handle, hold, pet and pick up - just like a puppy or kitten.  I'd also let the wings grow out.  These fellas will fly and yes you have to be careful with open doors and windows (real careful) but they get seriously injured without wings as nothing to break the fall.  It seems the big parrots will climb down the cage and walk but the little guys just fly.
  • Keenan - 2012-07-12
    ok thx ill give it a try, today when i came home i let him out ontop of his cage and i was sitting on the couch in front of him on my laptop, when all of a sudden he tried to fly straight at me and he landed in my hands, after he landed i tried to put him on the couch, he wouldnt get off so i didnt do anything but then he started to bite my hand so i flicked him off and yelled jail and put him in the bath and shut the door for 20 seconds and then got him out, i wont to know if im doing the right thing and if there is a much better or faster way.