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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arnecia russell - 2009-10-24
Hey, I have a young ring neck. About a month ago he got quiet and I noticed that he was sick. It cost some money to get help for him. Well, he is 2years old just coming into puberty. He got a sore on his, I'll say his bum bum. He stayed out a lot for exersize and he had a stuffed monky that he loved to play with. Well short story, he rubbed that monkey the wrong way and hurt him self. I took the monkey away, but I am the main attraction now. It took antibiotics and inflamation meds to clear his condition. I didn't know things like this could happen. My birds name is Fred. He talks just about all the time, I taught him everything he says, and he loves fresh fruit and veggies. He also loves people food. That is important for him, and he loves to ride around on my shoulder. Thanks, Necia

bob schaffer - 2009-07-27
Hello, 28 years ago my niece bought me a green ring neck baby for my birthday. When I retired, I moved to Florida and PJ moved with me. However, PJ passed away a few months ago. He was the love of my life and I miss him very much.

PJ rarely was in a cage and always wanted to be on my shoulder. PJ talked a storm and also sang and whistled. I sure miss his morning "hello", and his singing version of "row row row your boat".

Last week by accident I found a local bird rescue and low and behold I found a blue male, not a baby, but young. Hopefully, I will gain his trust and again have a wonderful friend by my side.

ollie - 2009-06-01
We have a 12 yr. old blue Indian Ringneck. His name is KOKO. We got him from a breeder in Las Vegas at 51/2 weeks old. At one time we counted more than 90 words that he put in short phrases, as my wife talked to him all day, while I was at work.
Lately, he does not say some of the early phrases. Now, he acts and sounds like he has laryngitis. He loves to ride on my shoulder, even when we are driving our motorhome, but is scared of steel girder bridges. It must be the shadows. He is also scared of new toys, but is not afraid of dogs. Go figure

Anita - 2009-05-20
Hi. My daughter Bianca is now 11 years, we bought her first bird, a green ring neck about two years ago a baby with few feathers on her. We all love that bird so much. She does not live in a cage, my husband made a big x-stick with stairs from the top to the bottom! For the first few months, just my daughter and I could handle her, she hated my husband and son. But with much attention and talk she loves them both, now! She goes as she pleases, and even our rottweiler dogs keep away from her, she bites their noses! In the winter, she would come in the evening and sleep inside my jacket!
We give her various kinds of fresh fruits, but no avocado or bananas. She gets also dried fruit and all sorts of seeds, she loves that. She also loves to shower with us!

Anita - South Africa

Cindy Lynn - 2009-04-26
I have a 3-year-old blue female Indian Ringneck named Aeanwi, or Aea for short. But many times we call her The Dragon because we've seen how she could go crazy when she is playing with toys, or when she finds a dark little lair for herself like under my bed. She defends it like she has chicks underneath and will jump out at anyone

Raheel - 2009-04-23
Well I live in pakistan and I have 2 pet indian ring necks, 1 is 6 years old and other one is 2 month old. Well I have noticed that you mentioned that ringnecks eat boiled chicken. Well this not correct, if u give them meat of any kind, their feathers will gonna start falling, and it is confirmed because this happened to 3 parrots pet in my family friends. The exact cause pet doctor said it is due to meat feeding and something related to proteins. So whatever u feed them, don't feed them meat!

GrandmaBean - 2009-03-12
While stopping at a pet store my husband told me I had to see this bird. He was a beautiful Lutino Ringnecked Parakeet they called Peeper after the Easter marshmallow treat. We fell in love. He is the biggest character. He has even picked up on my morning sneezing! He not only sneezes with me but also bobs his head up and down. He also loves Peeper Kisses and asks for them all of the time and gives kisses back. He scolds the dogs when they bark. The Ringneck is highly intelligent. We would not trade our Peeper for anything.

maria - 2009-02-24
I owned a yellow with red beak Indian ringneck female for 21 1/2 years. I had gone in to a pet store because there were people looking at the transaction counter at something. As I approached I saw this beautiful bird. I saw a yellow bird with a red beak. I said hello pretty bird and she responded. She grabbed hold of my blouse sleeve and walked up on to my shoulder. I decided to take her home because I just broke up with my boyfriend of 9 years and felt, she realized I needed some loving. I gave her freedom to go as pleased and coverd some furniture and cleaned hard surfaces as needed. She never talked which I could understand, but I would say by Charlie or hi Charlie and she would respond in her way. If I laid and watched TV she would come to me and sit on me, if I was cooking she was there wanting everything. I was told never give her bananas, but I had a friend visiting me and while I was at work she offered her food including bananas. Shortly after that she died. She acted strange but not until it was too late. I realized she was trying to tell me she was sick. Today I was searching the bird sites and one site said not to feed birds avacado. There was an avacado on my counter which she ate from. I would very much like to know which one of these fruits were fatal to her. I miss her very much. She was a wonderful companion and loved me unconditionally. I used to feel guilty for not allowing her to have a mate and have babies because I was told she would not have nothing to do with me if I got her a mate. How selfish I was. I also feel that is wrong to take these beautiful creatures out of their natural environment for financial gain. Please if you have any comments or suggestions please e-mail me at

Debra - 2009-01-15
I just took in a beautiful green 2 1/2 yr old ringneck. His owner had put him up for sale at a local parrot shop. Said they just did not like him. When I brought him home he seemed nervous of hands and loud noises. My husband had built a 5ft tall 3ft wide cage with plexy glass on three sides and wire on the back and top. Well Buddy (his new name) is having a blast. Even comes out to sit on my husbands head and watch him read the paper. I feed him fresh fruit and his favorite is pomagranet seeds. Messy, but these are his treats. For a bird that I had been told would bite and scream, he gently takes the treats from my fingers and has learned to wolf whistle and say I love you. He does not scream, but calls to us in a sing song and clicking sound when he needs attention. Then at 7:00pm every night he is in his snuggy sound asleep. Well you can bet Buddy has found his forever home.

Janice - 2008-09-23
Hello, I have purchased a green indian ringneck parrot, who is 12 years,(the store i bought her told me she was only 6mths thou), However, I love this bird alot, but i am having a tough time, trying for the bird not to be scared and afraid of me , everytime i approach her, she tries to bite me, and starts to scream too. Anyone can tell me what can I do to make her stop biting an screaming an trusting me? Any suggestion will be appreciated.
thank much

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  • Susan Rich - 2010-05-04
    Am just reading up on ringnecks and although it is 2 years since you wrote your question, I read that when ringnecks don't get enough attention they revert to wild behavior and start to bite. This was probably from being in the pet shop so long. So if you still have the bird I can only say to play with it a lot and give it lots of attention.