Rose ringed Parakeet, ring-necked parrots, Free Images and Interesting facts

Rose ringed parakeet is medium sized parrot native to Africa and south Asia (mainly India) and belongs to the old world parrots. These birds are listed as Least concern as per the  IUCN list.
Rose Ringed parakeet
RG114- Rose Ringed Parakeet

husband and wife green parrots
RG115- Husband and wife Green Parrots

Parrots and The Three Musketeers
RG116- Rose ringed parrots or The Three Musketeers

somersault by female rose ringed parakeet
RG117- Somersault by female rose ringed parakeet

These are intelligent parrots and have quick learning abilities. They are great talkers and can speak many words clearly. They can measure up to 35-40 cm in length. The tail is long and makes most of their length. They can weigh up to 100-150 grams on an average.

These are green parrots with a red ring around their neck and a narrow black moustache stripe. The neck is pale blue colored, the beak is red and there is orange-red eye ring. Their long and slender tail is greenish-blue in color.

A wild Rose-ringed parakeet normally feeds on fruits, vegetables, buds, nuts, pea, seeds and berries. They fly for several miles to search for feed in orchards and cultivated farms. This sometimes leads to crop damages. A pet may prefer eating millet, oats, sunflower, mixed seeds, bird safe fruits and vegetables, berries etc.

These parrots do not mate for life. They live in flocks and pair during breeding seasons. At times, they can be seen alone. 4-6 eggs are laid and the incubation period is 20-25 days and the male feeds the females during this period.

This bird is also known as ring necked parakeet and its scientific name is Psittacula krameri, commemorating the Australian naturalist Wilhelm Heinrich Kramer. These birds do not migrate to different places and thus they have learnt to adapt themselves to a variety of disturbed habitats and withstood the rapid pace deforestation and urbanization.

They make excellent pets and it is believed that Ancient Greeks were very fond of these parrots. They love to walk in the cage, so the cage should be spacious and do tree branches or safe wood can be provided to meet their gnawing habits. They love to play with toys, so you may include some climbing ropes, ladders, swings etc. Don’t forget to keep clean water in shallow bowls for your parrot to drinking and bathing.

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