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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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.

kirstie - 2007-03-31
my parents used to have a green ring neck male! we called it ozzy because he loved music and he bobbed his head like a rocker. he was the best bird we've had. i recommend them to anybody! just dont put them in a room where you'll be sleeping because they can squauk quite loud, they sound like a squeeky dogs toy, lol! he used to strut on his perch and spend most of his time in front of the mirror.

Antoinette - 2007-03-29
Good day,

It is interesting to see every site I read about Ringnecks, they tell me that they are very active. This I know, the problem is I bought over R 400's worth of toys etc. for my bird and he doesn't want anything to do with them. He will rather chew up everything else except his toys. Talk about picky....

April - 2007-02-05
i have a green blue cinnamon male, he is the greatest bird. He has recently learned to meow like my cat. They are great birds to have just a little messy. He loves all fruits and cheetos. He tends to scream when he wants attention. But I wouldn't trade him for the world

Kate J - 2006-12-20
We have a large flock of green ring necked parakeets which fly over our house in West London, UK. There is currently around 2000-4000 living in large flocks in SE England and it is a joy to see them fly overhead. You can certainly hear them squark! It is rumoured that they have bred from escaped pets from the Victorian era, and have been seen as far back as the 1800's. I am doing some research on their origins and distribution when I came across your website. Lovely pictures and descriptions, but I suggest that you add Northern Europe esp England to their distribution details, unlikely as it may seem!

Scott - 2006-12-11
hey, this web site has helped alot. iv only just gotten a little Blue Cinnamon indian ringneck parakeet. he is so fun to watch and play with. he will roll over on his back and let me tickle his tummy and he loves the cage open at all times. iv had him since he was 2 weeks old, he does talk and loves to play. he hates my lorikeet and budgie. i recommend this bird to any bird lover, although they can get very cheeky at times. so if you are thinking bout getting on one, i hope this comment has helped and GOOD LUCK. xoxoxo

Bella - 2006-12-03
I used to own 3 indian ringnecks but now i only have 2. i own a green 6 year old female, INDIANA (she was born with a twisted wing). i put a lutino male in with her(SHERBIRT) they lived together for a year and a half and he was even feeding her. i dont know what happened but i heard him squaking so i went to see what was wrong. she had him pinned on the ground. she had bitten his toes off and taken a chunk out of his head. he died the next day. she is now in an aviary by herself. i also have a white male (SHILO. he was hand raised but only likes me. he talks and clicks when he wants to be petted.

Betty Lindner - 2006-12-01
My son's parakeet died and I thought I'd buy him a baby. I was looking at the parakeets and called to Paul to come see them. He called me to come see "this bird." I did and immediately said "We HAVE to have this bird!" It was Kiwi, a green Indian Ringneck parakeet who was "on consignment." What a wonderful bird! He talks and just flaps those wings when he wants out of the cage. He wolf whistles, and says many things we can't quite understand...but "boy" is his word for Paul! That was about three months ago and I must say, Kiwi rules the roost! He is my son's bird and evidently loves him most! But he lets me pick him up if he lands on the floor and tells me when to feed him! Kiwi loves to give Paul kisses and closes his eyes as if in ecstasy!

Layla - 2006-11-25
i really like this website, it helps me alot

Susan - 2006-09-23
We just lost our lutino female, Elvis, who was the BEST bird I've ever owned. She was extremely loving and cuddly, very bonded to her "flock" (my husband Steve and I). Elvis loved being petted all over her body, and did the eye-pinning and clucking thing. Though never a talker, she had specific bird language for specific needs: the "I wanna come to the table" call, the "I wanna go to bed... NOW!" call, etc. She hated my cockatiels and would have killed them if out together. Elvis died suddenly on Tuesday night and my avian vet thinks she died from eating either a toxic peanut or apple seeds/peel. So I send a warning to all you Ringneck lovers, to be careful with peanuts and apples. Also, watch out for a change in voice quality, which could be the first sign of liver failure. I didn't heed the "laryngitis", since she seemed otherwise fine. She also had a soft belly at the end, and needed abdominal drainage, dying that night. May you learn from my loss.