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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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!

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Ernie - 2006-05-02
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.

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steve - 2006-04-28
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.

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Patricia - 2006-03-28
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!)
Patricia.

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kathy - 2006-01-03
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
TITAN

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ABBY - 2005-12-28
We have a Latino Ringneck Parakeet, his name is Sylvester. He is such a good bird, but sometimes talks ways too much, and can get annoying. He has a very high vocabulary, and says things such as: What are you doing, Good boy, Sylvester, Im gonna get you, boggity boogity boogity (from nascar), and of course hello. Those are just a few of the things he says. They are very smart, and learn very fast. Sylvester is 1 yr. old and will be 2 in June. He is just now starting to get a rose color around his neck, which is going to be so pretty once it fully comes in. He loves eating raisens, apples, broccoli, and cooked carrots. He also does this weird thing with his eyes when he is getting aggrivated or about to bite, so when I see that I back away. Otherwise, he will come to me and gives me kisses, and is such a wonderful bird. I would highly recommend this type of bird.

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Sarah reidy - 2005-12-03
I have one blue male ring necked parrot his name is mac. He is 3 years old, he loves having a bath, he loves eating apples and loves watching mac cool and pauline. I got a blue female ring necked parrot she is 5 months old she loves having a bath and eating apples. Her name is sweety. They are the best parrots in the world. I think ring necks are really cute and are very smart.

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Julie - 2005-11-21
i live in australia. about 2yrs ago i was in the local pet shop when i walked past a cage that had a lutino about 6mths who apparently was not tame. but she seemed to really like me so i took her home. she calls our child tiffany, calls the dogs, whoof whistles at men, and says a whole lot of other stuff. my neighbour actually thinks someone is talking to her when she is outside. they really learn very quick, and she does this freaky thing with her eyes before she bites. i really have to get used to not calling indie a girl, because after 2 1/2yrs she has started to get a red ring so i guess that means she is a boy.

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Toni - 2005-11-19
I HAVE/HAD A BLUE INDIAN RINGNECK. (UNTIL LAST WEEK). HE IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL BOY. HE LOVES MY COCKATOO AND WOULD GIVE HIM KISSES AND SWEET TALK HIM ALL DAY. HE IS A BETTER TALKER THAN ANY PARROT I HAVE EVER HAD. SUCH A SWEET BIRD. HE WAS ALMOST A YEAR OLD WHEN I GOT HIM AND I WAS TOLD HE WAS HAND TAMED. WELL, WITH A LOT OF WORK WE FELL FOR EACH OTHER AND I'VE HAD HIM FOR 8 YEARS. I WAS GETTING READY TO RE-CLIP HIS WINGS the other day, AND HE TRIED TO FLY TO OUR COCKATOO TO BE CLOSER TO HIM, AND OFF HE FLEW. I FOLLOWED HIM AROUND TOWN FOR A FEW DAYS. HE LOVED FLYING AND NOW I CAN'T FIND HIM. COME HOME SKYLER, COME HOME. WE MISS YOU. TONI, IN FONTANA ,CA

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robin - 2005-11-17
My babies name is ADEL, he's about 6 months and only had him for 30 days.
he was not hand feed. I worked with him every day like a baby, 10 to 12 hours a day, and even go to sleep with him. He bites me about a hundred times and I wanted to ring his neck. But I love the towel, if it wasn

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