Ringneck Indian Parakeets
Indian ringneck parakeet for sale
Indian ringneck parakeet for sale, along with their close cousin the African Ringneck Parakeets, belong in the Psittacula genus that are known as Ringneck Parakeets.
The normal coloration of the male Indian Ringneck Parakeet is a general green with its lower abdomen area being lighter and the back of the head has a bluish tint. A black ring that runs thought the chin and along the cheek. There it blends into a pink collar with some blue on the nape. The central tail feathers are bluish, tipped with a yellow green, and the outer tail feathers are green. The upper mandible of the beak is a red-orange and the lower mandible is black. Through domestic breeding, there is a large variety of color variations, or mutations available.
The female and immature male has no black ring, pink collar, or blue tint on the back of the head.The young reach their adult plumage after their second full molt, at about 3 years of age. These birds grow to a length of 16″ (40 cm).
Care and Feeding of Indian parakeet for sale
Fresh food and water must be provided daily.
In the wild, Indian Ringneck Parakeets eat a variety of seeds, berries, fruits, nuts, blossoms, and nectar. In addition to these foods, you can offer them vegetables and commercial pellets. They also enjoy the same nutritional foods humans eat, including cooked chicken. Cooked beans, rice, and grains are also enjoyed, but soft foods like these will spoil in about 4 hours. An occasional millet spray is a nice treat.
If you notice any aggressive behavior, it’s best to avoid scolding as the bird can develop a lifetime fear of people. The best way to handle this bird is to ignore bad behavior and use positive reinforcement for good behavior.
The cage for this bird needs to be larger than you might expect. It should accommodate its long tail and let the bird hop around and play when you’re not around. Make sure the bar spacing isn’t large enough for them to get stuck in or escape through; the ideal size is 1/2-inch to 5/8-inch spacing.
Maintaining Indian ringneck parakeets
The basic cage care includes daily cleaning of the water and food dishes. Weekly you should wash all the perches and dirty toys, and the floor should be washed about every other week. A total hosing down and disinfecting of an aviary should be done yearly, replacing anything that needs to be freshened, such as old dishes, toys and perches.
In the wild, these birds live in flocks and are very social. They have a pleasant nature but will develop a screaming habit if tease.
Indian ring-necked parakeets can make sweet, tame pets but will not remain so if neglected. If played with every single day, these birds can be loving, loyal companions. If neglect, you can have a biter on your hands. These might not be the best birds for children, as ring necks tend to be sensitive to commotion, including night frights (thrashing around the cage during the night as if startled). Ring-necked parakeets are not shy birds, and will do best with an owner who appreciates an outgoing companion that is not afraid to demand what it wants!
The Indian Ringneck Parakeet is smart! Besides learning to talk, these parakeets are know to be great at learning tricks. Some have been taught to string beads on a rope, twirl sticks about their head, ring a bell, and pick up select objects. Ringneck Indian Parakeets for Sale