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Indian ringneck Parakeet

The Indian ringneck parakeet is a very beautiful bird as well as a popular pet. It may not be right for everyone, since it requires a lot of attention and care, but it is a very social bird and can become an excellent companion for the entire family.

The typical coloring of this species is bright lime green with blue tail feathers and yellow under the wings. These birds love to talk and enjoy a good challenge, which makes training a ton of fun.

Species Overview

COMMON NAMES: Indian ringneck parakeet, Indian ringneck parrot, rose-ringed parakeet

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Psittacula krameri manillensis

ADULT SIZE: 16 inches in length including tail feathers and 4 ounces in weight for a medium-sized parrot

LIFE EXPECTANCY: 25 to 30 years; some instances up to 50 years

Origin and History

The Indian ringneck parakeet is an Asiatic subspecies of the rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri). It is an Asiatic parrot originally from Ceylon. Now, you can find it in many parts of Asia, notably India and Pakistan. It also lives in the western and southern areas of Sudan and the Middle East.

In the wild, they live in lightly timbered areas, as well as farmed areas of the countryside. They travel in flocks of 100 or more birds, so they are used to having company.

Indian ringneck parakeets have been kept in captivity from as early as 200 BC. In India, they were regarded as sacred beings after religious leaders began to recognize their ability to mimic human language clearly. Highly regarded by wealthy Indian royals, ringneck parrots were kept in decorative cages and admired for their colors and charming dispositions.

During the 1920s, aviculturists began breeding captive ringnecks, and, with the advent of different color mutations, the popularity of the bird started to explode. Now widely available in the pet trade, Indian ringneck parakeets continue to gain increasing popularity as pets. Their relatively small size and beautiful markings help to make the ringneck the right choice for many bird owners.

Temperament

Although the Indian ringneck has something of a reputation for being nippy and hard to train, it is mostly undeserved. Since they are so smart, ringnecks get bored very quickly and will often resort to chewing and other destructive behavior if they feel neglected.

They also go through a bluffing stage during adolescence that is difficult for some owners to manage. This stage comes with slight aggression, but the phase lasts only a few weeks or months.

Generally, ringnecks handled often and adequately cared for have sweet, charming personalities. Their voice is almost comical, as it is very high-pitched yet soft. You will also notice that they’re great at alerting you to danger, a wild instinct that is accompanied by loud calls.

They do not have a reputation for being very affectionate, though females tend to form a stronger bond with owners while males are more easy-going. They are generally a low-maintenance bird; if there is really such a thing. Despite their aloof personalities, they do require a lot of time and attention.

Speech and Vocalizations

The Indian ringneck is one of the best talking birds among the domestic species. They can typically start speaking between 8 months and 1 year old, and they can learn more than 200 words. The bird can range from an average speaking level to yelling or screeching, but they are more generally known for their intelligence and quick learning when it comes to speech.

Indian Ringneck Parakeet Colors and Markings

Ringnecks are available in shades ranging from bright yellows, greens, and blues, to albinos, cinnamons, and lutinos. Though the color mutations are common, the typical coloring of this species is bright lime green with blue tail feathers and yellow under the wings.

They are known as a dimorphic species, meaning that its colors and markings can determine a bird’s sex. Males sport deep red beaks, black facial markings, and three bands of color around their necks. The black ring develops at about 18 months, and blue and pink rings appear by the time they reach 3 years old. Females, while still beautiful, lack the facial and collar bands, although some do display a slight darkening of color around their necks

Caring for the Indian Ringneck Parakeet

With adequate attention, handling, and love, an Indian ringneck parakeet can quickly become a beloved companion and family member. They enjoy learning new things and are exceptionally proficient with owners who want to challenge their intelligence. That’s one reason they develop such large vocabularies and are great at bird tricks.

If you notice any aggressive behavior, it’s best to avoid scolding as the bird can develop a lifetime fear of people. The best way to handle this bird is to ignore bad behavior and use positive reinforcement for good behavior.

The cage for this bird needs to be larger than you might expect. It should accommodate its long tail and let the bird hop around and play when you’re not around. Make sure the bar spacing isn’t large enough for them to get stuck in or escape through; the ideal size is 1/2-inch to 5/8-inch spacing.

Clean the food and water bowl daily, perches and toys weekly, and the floor monthly. Once a year, plan on taking everything outside to be hosed down.

Common Health Problems

While the Indian ringneck parakeet is generally known to be a healthy pet bird, they are prone to common diseases like psittacosis, polyomavirus, aspergillosis, and a number of bacterial infections. If bored, left alone for too long, or depressed, this bird may turn to self-destructive behaviors such as feather plucking.1

Diet and Nutrition

Wild Indian ringnecks usually feast on a diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts, berries, and seeds. They also enjoy the nectar from flowers and the flowers themselves.

While most vets agree that it is best for captive birds to eat a nutritionally balanced pelleted diet, a ringneck will appreciate a variety of fruits and vegetables in their diet. Leafy greens and vegetables are crucial for any companion parrot to maintain a nutritionally sound diet, and the Indian ringneck parakeet is no exception. They can also eat healthy cooked food you would eat and are particularly fond of chicken, though beans, grains, and rice are also acceptable. Avocados, rhubarb, chocolate, and other common foods are toxic to birds, however, so be careful.2

Some ringneck owners find that their bird will sort out and leave behind pellets if it’s mixed with seeds. These birds seem picky about eating pellets. If you find that to be the case, offer pellets and seeds separately and rotate them on a regular schedule. They usually come around to pellets. As a rule of thumb, start off by offering your bird 1/4 cup of pellets and 1/4 cup of fruits and vegetables daily. Increase the amount as needed. Remove the uneaten foods to prevent spoilage.

As with all birds, food and water containers should be emptied, cleaned, and refilled daily to reduce the risk of bacterial growth and infection.

Exercise

Parakeets are very active birds. As with most other bird species, it is a good idea to have a safe area for the pet to play and stretch its wings out of its cage for at least 3 hours each day.

Ringnecks also have powerful jaw muscles to maintain. It is wise to provide an array of chewable toys, perches, and cage accessories, so the bird is less likely to gnaw on something valuable or dangerous. This species enjoys puzzles and any complex toys you can find, which should help keep the bird busy as well.

Providing a mister and a dish of water to bathe in will also keep your feathered friend very happy.

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Blue indian ringneck parakeet for sale Buy Blue indian ringneck parakeet online Description Blue Indian Ringneck Parakeet Buy Blue Indian Ringneck Parakeet Parrot Online USA. The Blue Indian Ringneck Parakeet (Psittacula krameri manillensis), also referred to as a parrot makes wonderful pets.  The Blue Ringneck Parakeet is a stunning medium-sized bluebird. These talkative parakeets make playful pets. We recommend the Blue Indian Ringneck Parakeet to all bird enthusiasts. Also known as Indian Ringneck Parakeet, Indian Ringneck Parrot, and Rose-Ringed Parrots. Origin: India, Asia Size: Medium, about 16 inches in length including the tail feathers. Average Lifespan: Between 25 to 30 years, although instances of Ringnecks living past the age of fifty have been authenticated. History: Indian Ringneck Parakeets have been kept in captivity from as early as 200 B.C. In their home country of India, these parakeets were regarded as sacred beings when religious leaders began to recognize their ability to clearly mimic human language. Highly regarded by wealthy Indian royals, Ringneck Parrots were kept in decorative cages and were admired for their colors and charming dispositions. In the 1920s, however, aviculturists began breeding captive Ringnecks, and with the advent of different color mutations, the popularity of the bird began to explode. Now widely available in the pet trade, Indian Ringneck Parakeets continue to gain increasing popularity as pets. Their relatively small size and beautiful markings help to make the Ringneck a good choice for many bird owners. Colors:  Wild Indian Parakeets are usually green with the exception of turquoise blue on their tail feathers, and males have black and rose-colored rings around their necks. Indian Parakeet Ringnecks are now available in shades ranging from bright yellows (Lutino), greens, and blues to albinos due to color mutations. Sexing: Males sport deep red beaks, black facial markings, and three bands of color around their necks. Females, while still beautiful, lack facial and collar bands. Although some do display a slight darkening of color around their necks. Adult parakeets are easily sexed as the black and pink neck ring of cocks is absent in hens. However adult plumage is not attained until the third year. Though some cocks may show slight traces of black and pink at a year old. In cocks of the blue variety, the pink ring of the wild type is replaced by white. In the Lutino, the pink neck ring is retained but the black mustache markings of the wild type are replaced by white. Temperament:  Indian Ringnecks are curious and active parakeets, who may get bored easily if left alone. Because these ring-necked parakeets have powerful jaws, providing interesting toys and cage accessories for these playful parakeets is beneficial. While these birds are “nippy” and go through a “bluffing” stage in their adolescence, with proper training and handling, pet parakeets make good companion pets. Indian Ringneck Parakeets are smart birds and are desired amongst bird enthusiasts. They have a high-pitched yet sweet voice. These parakeets enjoy daily attention and can be taught to talk. Diet: We highly recommend keeping your new Ringneck on the same diet it is currently being fed with us for the first 30 days while it acclimates to its new home. Your Indian Ringneck is fed a 50/50 blend of our hand-mixed Lovebird/Conure Seed and Goldenfeast Australian Blend, along with Dried Egg Food. They should always be given a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, and proteins daily in addition to their regular diet. DNA Testing If there is no gender option listed for a bird on our website, that particular species is ‘monomorphic’, which means we’re unable to determine gender without purchasing DNA testing. DNA testing is an additional $149 per bird to guarantee preferred gender. DNA testing may add an additional 3-6 plus weeks to the estimated delivery time to allow for gender results.
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