Are you considering bringing an Indian ringneck parrot (also known as a rose-ringed parakeet) into your home to live with you? It’s not surprising, considering that these talkative birds can make excellent pets for the right person. However, what will your new feathered friend require in order to thrive in your home is unknown.
Name(s) of person(s) (common, scientific) Psittacula krameri, Alexandrinus krameri, Indian ringneck parrot, rose-ringed parakeet, Psittacula krameri
The environment in its natural state
Savannah, grassland, shrubland, forest, and wetland are all examples of diverse habitats.
Size appropriate for adults
Up to 40 cm/16′′ in length and 130 grams in weight are possible.
Life expectancy is 15-25 years, with a maximum of 30 years.
Medium level of background noise
A bright red beak distinguishes the rose-ringed parakeet from the rest of the species, which is naturally green in color. Their bodies are typically parakeet-shaped, and their tails can grow to be almost as long as their slender bodies, making them look like parrots. They are classified as medium-sized parrots because their total length is approximately 40 cm/16′′ and their weight is approximately 130 grams.
The common name “ringneck” was given to the species because the males of the species do, in fact, have a black to pink ring around their necks that extends to their cheeks and ends at their beak, which gives the species its name. Females either lack this ring or have a faint line of lighter feathers around their necks at the most extreme point of their development.
It is possible to distinguish four subspecies of Indian ringneck parrot: Psittacula krameri (African Indian ringneck), Krameri parvirostris (Abyssinian Indian ringneck), Krameri manillensis (Indian ringneck), and Krameri borealis (Bornean Indian ringneck). The African Indian ringneck parrot (Psittacula krameri) is the largest of the (Boreal Indian ringneck). The latter two, the Asian subspecies, are slightly larger than their African counterparts, despite the fact that the differences are minor.
The temperament of an Indian ringneck parrot
Oh my goodness, where do I even begin?! If you have a hectic schedule but still want a cuddly bird, Indian ringneck parrots are not the best choice for you. In the absence of supervision, they are extremely intelligent and demanding. They get bored easily and are known for becoming nippy and destructive if left alone.
If you have the patience and time to spend with and train your Indian ringneck, you’ll have a fantastic bird on your hands if you do everything right. They can be extremely affectionate and loyal, and they have a strong preference for neck scratches. They’re not at all shy, and the males in particular are well-known for their posh, almost arrogant strut around the room.
It will be enjoyable for your ringneck to become part of your family, hanging out and inspecting everything that goes on in the house if it has been properly socialized. Everyone should handle and feed the bird on a regular basis, as they have a tendency to form a bond with one person and become aggressive towards others when not handled or fed.