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 Small seed mixture such as: canary, millet, small amounts of oats, buckwheat, safflower, sunflower; spray millet, green leaves, seeding grasses; variety of fruits such as: apple, orange, banana if accepted; complete kibble.

Fr: Perruche à collier All : Halsbandsittich Esp : Cotorra de Kramer Ital : Parrocchetto dal collare Nd : Halsbandparkiet Russe : Ожереловый попугай Sd: Halsbandsparakit

The average clutch consists of 4 – 6 eggs, which are incubated for about 23- 24 days. 

P.k. krameri: Occurs in NC Africa from southern Mauritania east to S Sudan and N Uganda. P.k. parvirostris: Sennar district, E Sudan through Eritrea and N Ethiopia to Djibouti and occasionally N Somalia. P.k. borealis: N Pakistan and N India, and Nepal east to C Burma. P.k. manillensis: Sri Lanka, Rameswaram Island, and mainland India.

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These gregarious tropical parakeets are popular in the pet industry, and their numbers are decreasing in some areas due to trapping for the pet trade. The Rose-ringed Parakeet's population has dropped dramatically in many areas of the Indian subcontinent.

P.k krameri:  As in female but bill paler. Eye grey coloured.        P.k. borealis: As in adult.  P.k. manillensis: As in adult.

Provide bird-safe chewable wood and heat sterlized pine cones, vegetable tanned leather toys, foot toys; climbing ropes, ladders, swings, push and pull toys. Also provide overhead misters or shallow water bowls for bathing.

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Has increased in numbers due to expansion of agriculture. Appears to be no threats at present.

Large pale green parakeet with red beak and long tail.

BIOMETRICS : Length : 38-42 cm Wingspan : 42-48 cm Weight : 95-140 g

Voice: loud screeching kee-ak...kee-ak; shrill ak-ak-ak when alarmed.

They are generally family birds and are less likely to bond to only one person, as some other parrots species might.

Found in wide range of woodland types from secondary tropical forest, riparian woodland, mangroves, savanna, open farmland with scattered trees and parks and gardens in urban areas. Occurs up to 2000m (6560 ft) (Africa).

increases the amount of iron absorbed from foods and supplements.

Ringneck Parrots are generally hardy birds. However, the following diseases have been reported in this species:

Other than drinking water, they should also have access to shallow water bowls for bathing and outside birds would  benefit from overhead misters.

They should always have access to fresh water in their cages.

Smaller populations occur around Margate and Ramsgate, Kent, and Studland, Dorset).

The rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri), also known as the ring-necked parakeet, is a gregarious tropical Afro-Asian parakeet species that has an extremely large range.

The Rose-ringed Parakeet is considered one of the best talking parakeets and can learn a vocabulary of up to 250 words.

four: P.k. krameri, P.k. parvirostris, P.k. borealis, P.k. manillensis (which has numerous colour mutations)

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del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. (eds) 1997. Handbook of the birds of the world. Vol. 4, Sandgrouse to cuckoos. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona.

Rose-ringed Parakeet

Juveniles resemble the adult females, but they have a pale pink bill. Their eyes are grey-white. The adult plumage starts to appear at 18 months, and is usually completed by 32 months.

Very vocal, noisy, especially at communal roosts.  Wide variety of shrieks, whistles and other sounds.  Calls often delivered in bursts of 3-6 followed by a pause and are shrill or harsh, or soft and more musical.  Birds call while in flight.

The females look like males, except they lack the black stripe to the cheek and pink band to the nape. The nape is variably washed with blue and the middle tail-feathers on average shorter.

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Rose-ringed Parakeets are generally hardy and require less interaction than most other parakeets of their size. However, they require at least half an hour of interaction a day to remain friendly.

The hatchlings weigh about 0.2 oz (5 g) each, but they grow fast and are able to leave the nest seven weeks later.    

Species: Scientific: Psittacula krameri krameri aka Palaeornis docilis ... English: Rose-ringed Parakeet, African Ring-necked Parakeet ... Dutch: Rose Halsbandparkiet, Afrikaanse Halsbandparkiet ... German: Afrikanischer Halsbandsittich ... French: Perruche à bande rose

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Geographical variation: Four subspecies recognised. The most widely held forms in captivity are the boreal rose-ringed parakeet P. k. borealis, and the Indian ring-necked parakeet P. k. manillensis.

CITES BirdLife International Internet Bird Collection Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998 Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1977. 2010 edition Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006. Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992. Parrots: Their Care and Breeding, Low, 1986.

They require a relatively tall cage because of their long tails. A Rose-ringed Parakeet who will be spending most of his/her day inside the cage needs a larger cage that can also accommodate lots of toys and perches. An appropriate cage would have ...

In India, they feed on cereal grains, and during winter also on pigeon peas.[3] In Egypt during the spring, they feed on mulberry and in summer they feed on dates and nest inside palm trees and eat from sunflower and corn fields.

Forshaw, J.M. 2011. Parrots of the world. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria.

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