Keeping Indian Ringneck Parakeets As Pets: Ringneck Owner’s Guide


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Indian Ringneck parakeets have a magnificent social and coloring nature that you will love. But there is much you should know before keeping Indian Ringneck parakeets as pets.

These feathered pals love learning new phrases, tricks, and words, which is so rewarding to the owner. And due to that, the birds are ideal for adding to your family. However, they are not perfect pets for busy families since they need your company always.

This article will guide you on things you need to keep Indian Ringneck as a pet. Do not miss a thing by scrolling with us.

Finding a Cage for Indian Ringneck Parakeet: The Bigger Cage, The Better

Before getting a pet, you must find a home to keep them happy and comfortable. The Indian Ringneck parakeet needs a large cage. And the cage should be easy to dismantle and clean for healthy purposes.

But what should you consider when choosing a cage for the Indian Ringneck? Well, always consider your pet’s size, especially it’s tail length. One bird’s smallest cage size can be 36 H by 18 L by 24 W.

But this Indian Ringneck loves spacious rooms, and getting more significant than the dimensions above is ideal for their playful nature. Also, the bars should be about one-inch apart to prevent the parakeets from being stuck in the bars or injured.

Apart from the dimensions, the cage’s material should be designed with stainless steel. So, by all means, avoid the metal ones since parakeets are prolific chewers.

Indian Ringneck’s Lifespan and Diet

The Indian Ringnecks in the wild can live for 50 years, and about 20-30 exceed the norm. And the caged ringnecks also live between 15 to 25 years.

You should give the birds a healthy diet to live for that long. You can begin feeding them with pellet mix for parakeets and give them fresh vegetables and fruits daily.

Also, you can give them nuts and seeds as treats only. And always avoid giving your bird pet alcohol, caffeine, avocado, and chocolate as they are toxic to the birds.

Socializing and Handling your Indian Ringneck Daily

Some Indian Ringneck parakeets are more aloof, while others are friends since their temperaments vary. But that should not be the reason for not socializing with your pet since they need much socializing.

In other words, its personality should not hinder you from getting one, and if you spend much time out, don’t get one as a pet.

Most pet owners need to learn that parakeets need more socialization. Socializing with your pet enables it to develop well and reach its potential. If you isolate the Indian Ringneck parakeet, it will become unfriendly.

Do you now understand why the cage should be big enough? A big cage will help you socialize with the bird without distressing it.

Also, Indian Ringneck parakeets are used to staying in a group in the wild. If you are not planning to add another, you have to give it company by putting the cage in a busy place within your home.

Feeding the bird and caressing it gently as you take a soothing voice is a way of bonding with your Indian Ringneck pet.

General Care of Your Indian Ringneck Parakeet

Your Indian Ringneck parakeet may be in good condition, but an annual check-up with a specialist avian vet does not harm. Your favorite feathered pal should always be clean. 

So give her a large and shallow water dish to bathe in, and if the bird does not bathe by itself, help it bathe. Trimming the feathered pal’s nails or giving a rough perch in the cages helps trim the nails.

Sound and Speech of Your Indian Ringneck Parakeets

Indian Ringneck parakeets are chatty birds when taught how to talk. You will be pleased having the birds around and hearing them make their first words. So impressive, and on short notice, the birds will not shut up.

So when training them on how to talk, teach the birds what you will want to hear all the time and for years since they will shout the words loudly for an extended period. 

As much as they love whistling, I prefer teaching them phrases and words first because the feathered bird may choose to whistle over talking.

How Long Can You Leave an Indian Ringneck Alone?

As mentioned earlier, Indian Ringnecks are not for busy families. And you must be wondering how long you can leave them alone since you can not stay with them all day. These birds need at least two hours of interaction each day.

However, you should not leave the birds alone for more than 6 to 8 hours. Spending much time with your feathered pal makes it feel like you are its flock.

Wrapping Up

Indian Ringnecks are great friends that love much care and company. They are easy to teach, and you will keep hearing them talk loudly about what you taught them for as long as they live.

Apart from that, keeping them healthy will make them live for the longest time possible. Besides, it would help if you kept them clean by providing them with shallow water for bathing.

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Lizzy Ashton

Lizzy Ashton

Hi, my name is Lizzy Ashton, and I’m from Louisiana.
I consider myself an expert when it comes to raising parakeets and have been doing it for many years now. I’m 32 years old, live with my boyfriend, and together, we have 7 parakeets at home.
Our home is full of light and greenery, which my birds love. We even let them fly around the house (windows closed, of course)!

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