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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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.
sue - 2008-03-27
Blue ringneck parrot sighted, Frankston area, 5pm 27th march 2008.

Maria Garza - 2008-02-10
Hello everyone! I have a Green Indian Ring Neck. He is so wonderful my family and I love him very much! He's B.B. which stands for Bad Boy! :)
He is into everything, very playful, he loves to see me wash dishes, and gets into the sink to take a bath! I have had him for a year now and I just want to say IRN are great pets. Blessings and well wishes to everyone out there with an incredible and wonderful pet like mine.
Maria Garza - Humble, Texas

Kurt van Wyk - 2008-01-20
I am typing this on account of my good friend Rory Mackenzie. Rory has had Steve (Stevie Birds) for just over a year and already Steve says Stevelet (actually says "let" after Steve), Rory, and apple crumble (his favourite food!). My mum has promised me a cinnamon grey ringneck for my birthday (May 18th.) Rory's bird is a blue male and is the kindest ringneck I know!

jitendra - 2008-01-15
I have had a Parakeet now for over a year. He is a free bird. He is a unbeliveble creature. He wakes me every morning by coming to my house and he kisses like a human being. He is very popular among his group and he follows my mother to market and talks with us to. I had started recognising a few of his words which expresses his feelings. He is like a human spirt into a bird's soul. I just want to know more about him, like what kinda sounds he likes.

Shona - 2007-11-13
i have had a yellow ringneck now for over 4 years. She is just so adorable, she talks all the time to us. If she cant see us, she yells out "what you doing" and "cocky peeping". She is constantly whistling "pop goes the weasle" (the whole song) and wolf whistles anybody that walks past! She attracts the local pee-wee birds down for a chat, (im sure they think she's weird) but she keeps them all entertained. She rings exactly like the telephone, and sometimes I go to pick it up and its her, busy having a conversation with herself, whilst laughing at us! she is so cheeky, and we love her!

Ramzia - 2007-10-29
Hi, I have a torquoise with a grey/blue indian ringneck. He is now 8 weeks old and the most loving bird i ever had. He is very smart, still eating formula, and starting to crack seeds. We named him Rexy. I recommend this bird to anyone as they have the best personality. He is like the sweetest thing around.

Hassan - 2007-09-12
I have a green pakistani parrot, i got him from my friend. Now he is approximately 2 years old. I also have a wild female and I'm waiting for their breeding. Before them there was another couple and they used to mate, but i dont know why the female didn't lay eggs. Any way, I've decided to buy blue parakeets.

Christi - 2007-05-16
I just got my green indian ringneck (KIWI) for Mothers day and am already in love. My baby is already eating with me and trying to open its cage door to come and see me. It is only one month old. Thank you for all of your comments. They are a great help.