The somewhat noisy ringnecked parrot has been kept in captivity for hundreds of years.
This intelligent and fairly hardy bird grow to about 38 to 42cm and weigh 130 to 140 grams.
Breeding usually occurs from August in Australian captivity. One or possibly two clutches a year of 4 to 6 eggs are incubated by the female for 21 to 24 days and offspring are fledged after 7 to 8 weeks.
Common in Australian aviculture this bird is not
generally recommended to be housed
with other birds. However I have seen kept
with Alexandrine parrots and larger Australian
parrots such as Galah, Crimson Rosella,
Corella and Sulphur Crested Cockatoo.
There are many colour mutations available some or the more
common include albino, blue, grey and lutino. Cinnamon,
colbalt, silver, violet, lacewing and turquoise also are
Ringneck Parrots in the wild mainly feed on cereal grasses, weed
and tree seeds, fruit, nuts, flowers and nectar; cultivated citrus
fruits, sunflower and maize.
Ringnecked parrots are easy to feed and they like to have a variety
of fruits and vegetables as part of a regular food intake.
Ringnecked parrots require a Basic seed mix of grey sunflower,
budgie mix and oats.
India, Sri Lanka and
exist in USA and Europe.
Woodlands and forests.
Has adapted well to
live in agricultural
and urban areas.
Dimorphic, the males has
"ringed neck" not present
on the female. However some
colour mutations the ringed
neck is not present on the male.
STATUS IN WILD:
STATUS IN CAPTIVITY:
AVERAGE COST PER PAIR:
INDIAN RINGNECKED PARROT
ROSE RINGED PARAKEET