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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ala - 2011-04-11
It's a question or all please my indian ring female parrot has laid one egg in her cage. I did not know what to do to help her take care of her egg kindly help me what to do?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-12
    You can take something like a small plastic dish (butter dish) and put some small pebbles in it for weight and then a bunch of grass twigs etc. Then put the egg in it. She will probably sit the egg for a few days and realize it isn't fertile and give up. But at least she had "the thought" for awhile. Now, if there is a male involved in this, I would set up a nest box. Female birds sometimes just lay eggs (chickens). Not all that unusual but rarely with the larger breeds.
  • Ali Salar - 2011-06-11
    Firstly remove egg from cage because it might be broken and place egg in warm place like cotton or wool and simply collect all eggs then give all her eggs after 10 days in nest box.
  • Leila Peters - 2011-08-08
    Please bear in mind that if there is no cock the eggs wont hatch. For successful breeding supply breeding box and a cock bird.
Leila Peters - 2011-08-08
I have a yellow ringneck hen who wants to nest. The blue cock is not interested. What should I do?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-08
    I don't know of anything you can do. How old is he? He might be too young or jst not ready. How do you know she wants to nest? Just curious?
noveen - 2011-03-29
Heyy.. I need help!
My parakeet keeps on taking food out and then eats it again.. is it normal?

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  • Editor's Note - 2011-03-29
    I have had several birds that regurgitate their food. Sometimes they have done this on the top of my head or in an attempt to feed me. I asked an avian vet regarding this behavior and she assured me it was normal. Birds do it, she said, as if they are feeding their spouse or babies. The birds that did it, were healthy and happy in all other ways and I can't not say this happened excesssively but definitely more often in the spring.
  • gaby - 2011-07-03
    I would like to purchase a yellow ringneck parrot. How much was yours?
Vicki Rauch - 2011-02-08
Hi my name is Vicki and we just bought a 4yr old Indian Ringneck and she is beautiful! She had been returned to the bird shop a couple times before we brought her home with us. She does not like my 17yr grand daughter and bites her whenever they get near each other. But with my husband and myself she is so very lovable and wants to be near us and held and petted all the time. She also is very loud like a Macaw is. Anyone have some ideas on how to make her quit biting? They said she was a problem bird when we purchased her and could return her in 30 days if it wasn't going to work out, but we will not return her because I don't think she is a problem bird, just moved around to many times already. But would like her to quit her biting habit.

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  • Ali Salar - 2011-06-12
    It's not a matter just simply you can remove habit of biting fastly just if she is biting you then you should not hit her but you should remain patient and do not show her that it is hurting and by doing this several times you can remove habit of biting.
Neale - 2009-10-04
I have a two year old green parrot who spends the first two hours of every day frightened out of his wits. He shows his wings and sometimes pin points his eyes. He is so frightened that you can see his chest fluttering. Picking him up stops the problem until he is placed back on his tree perch. We cannot hear any machinery or other constant noise at all. Any suggestions to help him...

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  • Kai - 2010-09-28
    I have an Indian ringneck and when my bird does that it's a sexual display :s opening his wings half way in a heart shape stretching tall and going short with pinning eyes. If this sounds right it's just for mating purposes. I don't know if my bird Jake is a boy or a girl. But he does it. :)
  • Arlene - 2010-11-01
    Are you sure he/she isn't near a window where there is other large birds (hawks, Falcons, Eagles) or animals that he is getting a view of and being spooked? My birds see our local hawk sometimes and they all freak until they are comforted. There is a nest out one window, so I had to move them to the other side of the room where they couldn't watch the hawks nesting in the summer months. Maybe a squirrels nest or something somewhere? It's good that you comfort your bird when this happens.
  • sandra - 2011-04-09
    Congratulations! You've just discovered that you bird is a hen (female.) Your bird is happy with you and her surroundings. Now you know that you are providing a happy atmosphere for her.
maria - 2008-07-04
I have a yellow female ringneck with red cheeks. I was told these birds do not talk so I never tried to persuade it. I have had her for 20 years. She is very affectionate, but very tarritorial. Most of the time I feel guilty for not giving her the opportunity to have babies. How long these birds live.

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  • Hannah - 2010-08-20
    Hi there. On the contrary, indian ringnecks speak really really well!
    INR'S can live any where from 20 to 38, but depends on how well there diet is.
    I haven't done any breeding but I have done some research (I'm not a pro or anything though) but I do know that breeding is a very time consuming thing.
    Hope this helps!
  • alex - 2010-08-22
    I'm 11 but I know a bit about ringecks. My mom breeds them and sells the chicks after hand rearing them. They live up to 26-30 years, or around that. My mom also used to breed budgies and is breeding alexanderines now. Avocados are bad for birds because it can kill them. I remember my little bird, now only almost a year ate one bite of avocado but it was small, and she got cranky at me when I even got her out, but she's ok now so I suggest you don't give any other birds you get the name in the box is fake cus I'm not aloud to put my real name.
  • Coolboy - 2010-09-30
    Dear Maria baby,
    Ring neck parrot live till 25-27 years. You can buy a male... you are not late yet.
  • Dill - 2010-11-27
    Hi my name's Dylan and I just recently got a baby yellow ringneck to hand raise but to answer your question they're between 25 to 30 year's so there is still time to mate her with another bird.
JOSE - 2010-03-08
Hi my name is jose i have a pair indian ringnecks the male is turquise grey and female is cinamon blue wath color are the babies

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  • kiah wiseman - 2010-05-09
    Jose you have a 50 50 chase of getting blue or gray chicks but they have been known to be a mix of the colest you have a 1 in 10 chance of getting a multi colored indian ring neck o and I have a blie indian ring neck male about 4 years old.
  • Anonymous - 2010-06-15
    The colours will be half 1 colour and half the other colour or they will be 1 colour or the other.
  • phillip - 2010-11-17
    Don't worry jo the babies are red and violet.
nancy - 2010-10-02
Hi we just found n blue indian ringneck on my porch table my son saw him and we caught and my son called him REX and put in our house and I have handled smaller parakeets but not one his size and he likes to bite a lot, and how long does it take for him to stop biting us and what do they eat and I need some info in how to take care of him?

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  • Arlene - 2010-11-01
    Maybe you should put an ad in the local paper for Lost Indian Ringneck Parakeet. Sometimes it takes up to a couple years for a new bird to gain your trust. Be patient. It gets better every day. They eat Mixed seeds, mixed nuts, Fruits, berries, Any fresh fruits from the grocery store (NOT AVOCADO), rices, human food like veggies, chicken meat, pastas, beans, Fresh Veggies and Fruits. (NO FATTY FOODS Like French Fries or Chicken Wings or bacon or any Salty foods/snacks).Go to a local Pet shop, and have them get you the small bags of "Fruits & Veggies Treat", and some of the smaller hookbill seeds. I buy mine 3 different picks of the small hookbill seeds that you weigh out,plus those small bags of treat. Let her have a bit of whatever you eat as long as it's healthy foods. I also go to the Health Food Store and get all kinds of natural nuts. They like the spray millet tied on the cage and some bread that's clipped onto the cage. Give her/hime food placed around the cage (they like to hunt and forage) in different areas,and they have bird toys that you can hide food in. Keep it fresh. Also give her chew toys, hand toys, toys/bells in her cage she can play with when bored. Make sure they are reachable to her, Talk to her everyday and be sure she is placed where the family is so she can feel part of everything. Windows are good. She will get used to you, work with her but never force her. Good Luck.
Priscilla - 2009-06-27
Hi there,
I have a blue Indian Ringneck. Nearly two years old now. Indigo was hand raised, very tame at first. After a couple of months he/she became wild and very scared especially of me and any hands. He acted as if he was abused. I kept on giving attention and was very careful when handling him to avoid touching too much. He was okay getting off from his cage onto my shoulder (as long as I kept my hands away). After about 4 months things slowly started to change. Still getting better. Indigo is now tame, talks heaps, loves me lots and doesn't bite me anymore. He has a lovely personality. Cheers

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  • Arlene - 2010-11-01
    Hello, Does his negative actions happen during the spring and summer? My Ringneck starts getting her raging hormones in the start of springtime until around the end of September. I can't touch her during this time, but after September, her hormones start to slow down a little each day, and then she is fine. I'm just now beginning to get my little girl back right now again after a tough season. Now she's all over me, day and night, where as 3 months ago, she would Bite me if I even looked at her.
Jo-Ann - 2010-07-05
Hi my name is joey.
I was given a blue ringneck for my bday in march this yr she is about 1yr old now. I find it very hard to play with her ever since I got her as she attacks us when ever we try. I battle to even change her food and water bowls as she comes for us. Her name is princess and we love her dearly and don't want to give her away is there anyway we can get her to be more friendly as she has become part of our family.

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  • adrian - 2010-08-02
    Hello joey, it seems that princess is in charge, I think it's about fear, you are showing her that you are afraid, and when she goes for you you run and make all kind of noises, to her it is attention she is getting, try not to show fear try and handle her more, like giving her a piece of toast or fruit from your hand, try not to run, and show her who's boss.
  • Jo Anne - 2010-08-05
    I have a ringneck as well and when I purchased him you couldn't put your finger in front of him to get him to step up he had a thing against fingers: he would bite if you put your finger near, if you gave him food he didn't like then went to change it he would lash out you would walk by the cage and say "hi" while presenting a finger he would try to bite it off but let him out of the cage he became your best friend, still could not pet him but here is what we did... we found a treat that he loved in this case peanuts, we walked towards the cage and when we saw he started to get angry or he seemed like he wanted us to leave we stopped. I stayed at that spot till he calmed down and seem to relax then gave him a treat we kept that going. Every time going closer and closer to him until suddenly he trusted us enough to let us pet him. Now a days he is on our shoulders and lets us pet his head his belly and he is a much more lovable bird. go on google and check out sometimes you get free offers it only cost on shipping, this guy knows what he's talking about.