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Indian Ring-Necked Parakeet


Scientific Name: Psittacula krameri manillensis


Origin: Africa, India, Malaysia, and Indonesia.


Habitat: The Indian Ring-Necked Parakeet lives in wooded and forest areas, as well as semi-desert land.


Physical Description: The Indian Ring-Necked Parakeet stands up to 43cm (17 inches) tall. The male bird is characterized by its red beak, black marks on its face, and the three rings around its neck. The female does not have rings around its neck.

Originally, both the male and the female bird are predominantly covered in bright green feathers with blue feathers on their tails and yellow under their wings. But now they can be found in shades of bright yellow, green, blue, or even albino.


Behavior: Indian Ring-Necked Parakeets are smart birds that need a lot of attention. When they don’t get enough attention, they can disobedient and mean. They are great at learning tricks, and they mimic human speech well, being able to learn up to 250 words. If this bird becomes too unhappy it might develop irreversible neurotic disorders.


Vocalization: The Indian Ring-Necked Parakeet has a high-pitched voice. They can alert to danger with a loud vocalization.


Breeding: The Indian Ring-Necked Parakeet nests in tree cavities that are already hollowed out, or that they have hollowed out themselves. The female lays between 2 and 6 white eggs. She incubates them for around 24 days. Around 6 weeks after hatching, the chicks fledge.


Food Habits: The Indian Ring-Necked Parakeet feeds on seeds, fruits, buds, nuts, berries, vegetables, and cereal grains.