A beautiful bird, the Indian ringneck parakeet is a very popular pet. It may not be right for everyone because it requires a lot of attention and care, but they are very social birds and can become excellent companions for the entire family. These birds love to talk and enjoy a good challenge, which makes training a ton of fun. Adult Size: 16 inches in length including tail feathers and 4 ounces in weight for a medium-sized parrot.
Ringnecks and Asiatic parrots are not picky eaters. Most ringnecks and Asiatic parrots will eagerly devour fruits and vegetables if they are given the chance. Only a few selected birds might refuse to eat alternative foods other than seeds. In my experience, if I ever did come across an Indian Ringneck who chose not to eat pellets, fruits, or vegetables—they were easily converted to a healthy diet in weeks.
Psittacula Krameri manillensis The Indian ring-necked parakeet is not a shy bird, and does best with an owner who appreciates an outgoing companion that is not afraid to demand what it wants! Indian ring-necks can also be quite talkative. The Indian ring-necked parakeet, also called the rose-winged parakeet, has been kept as a pet for centuries and remains a favorite companion bird today.
Ringneck Parrot Species. Ringnecks as Pets. Common Health Problems.