LENGTH: 14 to 17 inches

WEIGHT: 4 ounces

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Green plumage; blue tail; yellow under wings; males have black and rose rings around their necks; mutations include blue, cinnamon, albino, and lutino (Indian ringneck)


Ringneck parakeets are known for being superb talkers, yet some people might not appreciate the noise of them incessantly practicing words. They have the ability to make fairly shrill calls, but many ringnecks stick to quieter chatter for most of the day. They typically are somewhat aloof, though many well-socialized ringnecks bond well with their caretakers.