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The Unique Ringneck Parakeet

A ringneck parakeet is a medium sized parakeet bird that including it’s long tail feathers is about 16 inches long. The average lifespan of these parakeets is between 20 to 25 years.

In the wild the ringneck parakeet has a green body, however it’s possible to find domesticated ringnecks in just about every color imaginable.

You can find pied ringnecks, lutino ringnecks, cinnamon ringnecks, blue ringnecks, and gray ringnecks just to name a few.

Both male and female ringneck parakeets have red beaks, and on the adult males there is a black and rose ring around the neck.

There is a stage known as bluffing that an adolescent ringneck parakeet will go through that causes it to be more aggressive and prone to biting. Don’t use any aggressive means like slapping your parakeet bird, shaking your hand or yelling at it to discourage it from biting.

If you are aggressive with your pet parrot it will become afraid of you and it’s natural defense will be to bite. It’s best to remain calm and try to ignore it until it stops biting. Ringneck parakeets are good at learning tricks, they are excellent at mimicking speech and when they aren’t in the bluffing stage they are easy to train and handle.

They tend to bond to just one person and are known to be aggressive towards other birds or even people that get too close to the person they have bonded to.

You need to continue to interact with your ringneck on a daily basis even after it is tame. If it is left alone too much it will soon revert back to it’s wild and somewhat aggressive state.

Your parakeet also needs time out of it’s cage on a regular basis to play and explore. Just be sure to keep an eye on it. They will chew on everything in sight and can soon destroy your furniture or get themselves in trouble. Ringneck parakeets are playful, intelligent pet parrots that make a great addition to any home.

Learn more about the ringneck parakeet and other parakeet bird species at Pet Parrots Web.

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