Mallee Ringneck Parakeet birds


While several species within the Barnardius group prefer less handling than Amazons or cockatoos, some owners agree that the Mallee ringneck is an attention-needing bir

Behavior / Health Concerns

Keep the Mallee ringneck parakeet’s diet full of fresh vegetables, specifically dark, leafy varieties. Vegetables are typically favored over fruits by this pet bird. In the wild, the Mallee ringneck parakeets travel in pairs or small families. They are usually ground feeders in their natural habitat. They shelter in trees during the hottest periods of the day and sometimes feed on the ground underneath the trees.

Expert Advice

“Quite similar to the Cloncurry. They are really faded out as chicks.”

Melinda Schmitz, owner of Anza’s Australian Beauties aviaries

Breed Details

Scientific Name:
Native Region:
Eastern Australia
13 inches
Life Expectancy:
10 years
Noise Level: