Indian Ring-Necked Parakeet


The most popular and widely kept of the Psittacula species, the Indian ring-necked parakeet is not known for its affectionate manner. Indian ring-necked parakeets can make excellent companions if owners handle, interact, play and talk to them daily.

Behavior / Health Concerns

Indian ring-necked parakeets can develop social phobias with regular interaction and handling. Indian ring-necked parakeets enjoy chewing, so provide soft wood toys. Generally not picky eaters, provide an Indian ring-necked parakeet a varied diet with plenty of fruit, vegetables, green and whole grains. Males have a more distinct rose collar and facial markings than the females. They have a narrow black stripe on the mandible under the throat and a black lower mandible. Female Indian ringnecks do not have the colorful neck rings or facial markings found on adult males. Female also tend to be more dominant than males.

Expert Advice

There is currently no expert advice on this bird species.

Breed Details

Native Region:
Medium, 16 inches
Life Expectancy:
15 to 20 years
Noise Level:
Talk / Trick Ability:
Fair; can be good mimics