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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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.

lachlan mills - 2006-07-31
one day i went to my mums friend's house and he keeps ring necks as pets in a huge aviary. he also breeds them. i was very amazed by this bird and he asked me if he got babies from them this year did i want one. of course i said yes! so now im very exited because he rang me up the other day and told me that they have 5 eggs. so now to wait. i am so excited. they are great birds. i agree with all the great comments. thank you for all your info

Marlon - 2006-07-18
I currently own a Lutino Indian Ring neck Parakeet, Ive had him for 6 years so far, ever since I was hand feeding him he has been a handfull. These guys take alot of time and energy, but they are very good companions. If you dont mind screaming and mischief and have alot of patients I recommend taking care of one of these guys. They do talk, but youll have to teach them at an early age, mine wont learn anymore at 6 years old. In all youll fall in love with these guys if you love birds.

renee - 2006-06-20
2006/06/20 : I've acquired Kakut, my female Lutano Ringneck, only 3 months ago. It was an ajustment for both my husband and I, but mostly for her. It didn't take long before she became trusting and approachable (unless she's inside the territory of her cage! then a little less pleasant when handled!). Her cage remains open at all times, and she sits on top all day. She loves people's company and is very affectionate - she will cuddle in our necks and make cutesy little loving sounds when petted on her head. When I say her name, her eyes go small, and she opens her beak wide open, as she drops her head and makes a crackling sound. The eye thing, in this case, is not because she's mad - it's because she adores the attention. I've never seen anything like it, and would recommend these parrots to any bird lover! Thank you for your site - it has been very helpful in many ways!