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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Midoris mom - 2012-07-25
I got my ringneck about a month ago he was 2 months old and was on his last couple weeks of hand feeding. He was ratting treats out of my hands riding my shoulder playing walking around the house very happy.. Then one day out of no where he nibbled my hand. I didn't think anything of it as the breeder told me they go through a bluffing stage after winging off of hand feeding. The next day he was like baby jaws... All he wanted to do was chew he chewed up all his toys his little wood blocks... Now I can't pick him up anymore hell still eat out of hand and even come sit next to me but the minute I tell him to step up he try's to bite... What do I do???

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-26
    Ring necks are very much 'it is my way bird'.  They are somewhat affectionate when real little and hand feeding and go right to the terrible two's.  They aren't what I call a 'velcro bird' such as a conure who just love attention, play, pet and affection.  They are 'on my terms' bird.  He's also in what I call the 'teething stage' which most parrots seem to have. I think they are wearing down there baby beak but as far as they are concerned, everything is destrutible and they chew on anything.  This ends and they learn to play with their toys and then chew on them and break them apart.  Biting - don't give him any treats unless he 'steps up'.  Hold his beak closed and yell 'NO'.  You can accept 'his terms' and just learn his body language.  You can get him on a separate perch and use treats to 'step up'.  You can use your hands/arms and try and train him to walk up the stairs moving one hand over the next and saying 'step up'.  I know there are many many people who have Indian Ring necks and enjoy them immensely.  I have big parrots and I enjoy them immensely, affectionate, don't bite, silly etc.  Never had training or biting problems with any of them.  I have not found the 'ring necks' or others in the parakeet family(not including budgies) to be anything but very independent and difficult.  Conures are about the same price and wonderfully loving, afectionate, playful.  I honestly do not know if you can stop some of the biting.  They are just independent and they must do all the training and their human must obey.  The only reason I am saying this is because for me it has to be so difficult to 'bond' and have a fun/loving relationship with these guys.  They are handsome and enjoyable to watch and will be company on their own terms but a difficult bird.      They will fly to you and sit there but often times you can't pet them.  It's almost that a person has to train them to accept affection where most of the biggers guys are like a baby and want you attention and love. 
  • Sarah - 2013-02-25
    I got my female's wings cut and got a face washer and handled her in that and offered treated for some reason she took to my green face washer and soon knew it wouldn't hurt her and would let me pick her up. I placed her on my top and cuddle her until she was quiet and did that for a few weeks soon I was able to say scratch and pat her head without her biting. Mind you I did get heaps of bites one breeder told me to push my finger in not hard but enough to shock her. Does hurt but only had to do it 5 times and she stopped. Just takes time. I can now do anything with her from opening her wings up to scratching her head.
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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?????

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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 MITTHU....my Sona...

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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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!
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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.

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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 middle.....is 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.
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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.
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