Ringneck species

THE RINGNECK

 

Although the Indian Ringneck has something of a reputation for being nippy and hard to train, it is largely undeserved. Because they are so smart, Ringnecks get bored very easily. They will often resort to chewing and other destructive behaviour if left to their own devices. They also go through a bluffing stage during adolescence that is difficult for some owners to manage.

Ringnecks that are handled often and properly cared for, however, generally have sweet, charming personalities that make them a favourite of bird enthusiasts everywhere.

Their voices are almost comical as it is a very high-pitched yet sweet little voice.

They do not have the reputation of being very affectionate. Ringneck’s are generally a low-maintenance bird if there is really such a thing. They do require time and attention despite their aloof personalities.

Ringnecks come in shades ranging from bright yellows, greens, and blues, to albinos.

 

Like a few other bird species, they are known as dimorphic, meaning that a bird’s sex can be determined by its colors and markings. Males sport deep red beaks, black facial markings, and three bands or color around their necks. Females, while still beautiful, lack the facial and collar bands, although some do display a barely slight darkening of color around their necks.

Parakeets are very active birds. As with most other bird species, it is a good idea to have a safe area for the pet to play and stretch its wings. Ringnecks also have powerful jaw muscles to maintain. It is wise to provide an array of chewable toys, perches, and cage accessories.

With adequate attention, handling, and love, an Indian Ringneck Parakeet can quickly become a beloved companion and family member.

Ringneck’s love their food and their favourite treat, can be used a great way to train them

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