Indian Ringneck babies
$700.00 – $1,400.00
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
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 over 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.
Female, Male, Pair