The Indian ringneck parakeet
4 March 2019
Indian Ringneck Parakeets are an extremely popular choice of pet. Their beautiful colours and vibrant energy make them a great companion for bird lovers.
The Indian Ringneck Parakeet is a medium sized parrot, typically averaging at around 16 inches. They range in colour from yellow, to green and blue. The natural colouring of this bird is green with a blue tail. Male birds will develop three rings around their neck within their lifetime. These Parakeets typically live for around 25 – 30 years.
Indian Ringneck Parakeets are extremely smart. So they require a lot of training and attention. Inadequate training will result in them becoming bored which leads to destructive behaviour. With plenty of training and play time, these birds usually develop bright personalities who love to have fun and charm their owners.
They love to learn new things and become quite the talkers. They are very sociable which means they often become a big part of the family.
These Parakeets are a sub-species of the rose-ringed Parakeet, who originate from Africa and Asia. They can now be found in the wild across many countries including Australia, the UK and America. This is most likely a result of owners releasing unwanted birds.
Indian Ringneck Parakeets were believed to be sacred beings in India, due to their ability to mimic humans.
The Indian Ringneck Parakeet is a great choice of pet for anyone looking to add a charismatic bird to their home. But it is important to consider whether you have the time and space for such an active bird.
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