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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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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!
i really like this website, it helps me alot
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.
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
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.
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!
i have a indian ringneck parakeet outside my house. i feed him every day. i think he must have been a pet and escaped from a cage as i live in Australia. i think it`s a male, it has pale green yellow under wings, blue tail feathers, and 40 cm.
I got Blarney (green-blue Indian Ringneck) nearly twenty years ago. He hates people and other birds. He doesn't talk. He has never warmed up to me, even after all these years together. Maybe he was traumatized before I got him. I'm so amazed at the other comments, seems hard to believe.
I live in the Southern Highlands, about an hour's drive from Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. We own a male cockatiel named Elvis who thinks he is a human and a cat named Bear. We get a lot of wild parrots where we live (black cockatoos, sulphur crested, Blue Mountain, etc). A few days ago I noticed this beautiful bright yellow parrot sitting on my roof. I recognised it was not a native parrot and certainly not wild. I raced inside, grabbed some seed and my daughter (who is very tall) persuaded the bird to come down on to her hand and accept the seed. He is so TAME we couldn't believe it! In spite of a gang of native homey eaters attacking him and pecking his head, he remained calm and collected. He was very hungry so I hate to think how long he must have been out in the wild alone.
We realise he is someone's pet, such a beautiful bird. Appears to be immature, probably a female as no ring is present. Our cockatiel is bewildered and very curious about this new bright visitor. We have advertised in our local area of our find but so far no claim has come forward. I kinda hope we can keep him. He is VERY beautiful!
I know what the other comments mean when they speak about the "eye thing". I have noticed he does this when our Cockatiel "Elvis" tries to get "too friendly"!!!
We searched the net and found your site. Thanx for all the info on Indian Ring Neck Parrots. The Lutinos are gorgeous.
If we get to keep this magnificent fellow, our daughter wants to call him Popadum (seeing as how he comes from India!)
I HAVE A MALE RINGNECK. HE IS HANDFED AND WILL BE 14 ON FEB 1ST.
THE ONLY WORD THAT FITS HIM IS " SPOILED ROTTEN, BUT WE LOVE