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Indian Ringneck Parakeet

Psittacula krameri

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

possible.

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.

DISTRIBUTION:

India, Sri Lanka and

surrounds.Feral populations

exist in USA and Europe.

HABITAT:

Woodlands and forests.

Has adapted well to

live in agricultural

and urban areas.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN:

25 Years

SEXING:

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:

Secure

STATUS IN CAPTIVITY:

Common

AVERAGE COST PER PAIR:

$100

COMMON NAMES:

RINGNECKED PARROT

INDIAN RINGNECKED PARROT

ROSE RINGED PARAKEET

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