Fun Rose-ringed Parakeet Facts For Kids

Anusuya Mukherjee
Oct 20, 2022 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Aug 06, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
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Age: 3-18
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A rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri) in general is a small to medium-sized parrot species that has long tail feathers and belongs to several genera. There are 115 types of parakeets, out of which the rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri) is one. The rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri), also known as the ring-necked parakeet, is a medium-sized parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It has distinct natural ranges in Africa and the Indian Subcontinent, and it has now been imported to many other areas of the world.

After reading these interesting facts on rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri), check out our other articles on fox sparrow facts and lark sparrow facts as well. 

Rose-Ringed Parakeet Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a rose-ringed parakeet?

The ring-necked parakeet (Psittacula krameri) is a bird that belongs to the Psittaculidae family. They, Psittacula krameri, can be found among human establishments and often seen flying in flocks.

What class of animal does a rose-ringed parakeet belong to?

Ring-necked parakeet belongs to the class Aves, of the family Psittaculidae. These birds are amongst the most popular subspecies of parrots that are spread over a wide geographical region.

How many rose-ringed parakeets are there in the world?

Population levels vary from a few tens of birds to thousands. Most of the time, these species are increasing at an unprecedented rate as these pets are sold in cages in many parts of the world, especially India. But due to the illegal pet trade, the populations of these birds have been declining in various regions.

Where does a rose-ringed parakeet live?

The rose-ringed parakeet is a common, medium-sized bird that can be found in a range of forested and non-forested environments such as gardens, farmlands, savanna grasslands, riparian woodland, and light secondary forests. Population levels vary from a few tens of birds to thousands, and some species are increasing at an unprecedented rate.

What is a rose-ringed parakeet's habitat?

The rose-ringed parakeet favors softly wooded country in tropical Asian and African lowland plains, but it can be found as high as 6,600 ft (2012 m) in the Himalayas and Ethiopia's highlands. The parakeet breeds in deciduous forests and survives in lush vegetation in rural India. The Indian rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri manillensis) and the African ring-neck parrots have the most wide-ranging distribution.

Who do rose-ringed parakeets live with?

In certain parts of the world, rose-ringed parakeets coexist with humans, and these parrots make a nice companion in a home as a human-friendly bird. These parrots do, though, necessitate an attentive caretaker who will devote time to them every day to keep these parrots tame and avoid them from being bored.

How long does a rose-ringed parakeet live?

The rose-ringed parakeet's lifespan ranges between 25-30 years. In captivity, they feed on nutritious food and hence are able to live a longer life.

How do they reproduce?

The rose-ringed parakeets breed seasonally and are monogamous. This suggests that there is a single female who mates with a single male in this bird species. In this species, the female is the one who attracts the male and initiates mating. She accomplishes this by continuously grinding her head against the male's head. Following this, the mating period lasts for a few minutes. Then the female lays a clutch of around three or four eggs in the nest, which hatch after an incubation period of around 20-24 days, and the young birds are born.

What is their conservation status?

The rose-ringed parakeets are currently being raised in greater numbers as the market for pets keeps growing. As a result, the survival of this species is not of concern at this time as adequate numbers of these birds are present in the Indian sub-continent and Europe and the US.

Rose-Ringed Parakeet Fun Facts

What do rose-ringed parakeets look like?

Rose-Ringed Parakeet

The rose-ringed parakeet has yellow-green feathers, a long, graduated tail, and the body of these birds is green, with a reddish beak. These parrots have a very long pointed tail that is more than twice the length of their neck. This tail will grow to be as long as 10 in (25.4 cm). The ring-necked parakeet gets its name from the males of this genus, who have a dark purplish color around their tails. The young birds lack this shading on their necks. The male rose-ringed parakeets have a black bib with a thin black and pink collar that extends from the bib across the buttocks to the nape edges, where it tapers to a fine point.

How cute are they?

These birds look so adorable with their beautiful feathers and appearance; on the whole, they are a refreshing and cute sight.

How do they communicate?

A cheerful rose-ringed parakeet will usually be tweeting a song, singing, or even mimicking sounds they hear often. Rose-ringed parakeets can communicate by repeating phrases they have learned. These birds have been observed learning hundreds of words from their owners.

How big is a rose-ringed parakeet?

A rose-ringed parakeet is three times the size of a pygmy parrot. The average rose-ringed parakeets are 16 in (41 cm) long, including the tail feathers, which account for a large portion of their total length. The total single-wing length of the Indian species ranges between 5.9-6.9 in (15-18 cm).

How fast can a rose-ringed parakeet fly?

A rose-ringed parakeet can fly up to a speed of 23 mph (15 kph). This species are known to be average fliers.

How much does a rose-ringed parakeet weigh?

An average rose-ringed parakeets adult weighs around 4.5 oz (128 g), making this bird a smaller specimen of the species.

What are the male and female names of the species?

There are no sex-specific names for male and female parakeets.

What would you call a baby rose-ringed parakeet?

There is no specific name for rose-ringed parakeet babies, and like most other bird species, the young ones are known as chicks.

What do they eat?

Rose-ringed parakeet eats millets, oats, buckwheat, safflower, sunflower; spray millet, green leaves, seeding grasses; choice of fruits that they love to eat on trees are apples, oranges, and bananas. As pet animals, they feed on high-quality grain and seeds.

Are they dangerous?

Rose-ringed parakeets are a direct threat to the colonies of Europe's largest bat, the greater noctule since these wild birds fight for native breeding sites with the bats and can strike and kill other subspecies before colonizing their habitat.

Would they make a good pet?

Yes, these wild birds of Asia would make great pets. Hand-fed and well-acquainted rose-ringed parakeets are great pets if given regular affection and proper care. The royals in Asia valued them as pets and for their ability to communicate, and possessing one of these birds was a common status symbol in Indian culture.

Please check your local laws and regulations about owning any animals as pets.

Did you know...

The northern rose-ringed parakeets are one of the finest talking parakeets, with a learning capability of up to 250 words.

We can’t see the unique ring around the necks of all parakeets; just the adult male wears the black ring and rose-colored collar.

If you are looking for a rose-ringed parakeet for sale, then it will serve you well to know that the rose-ringed parakeet's price can go north of $1000.

Some of the popular sub-species of rose-ringed parakeets include green parakeets, long-tailed parakeets, Senegal long-tailed parakeets, and the northern rose-ringed parakeets.

Why does a rose-ringed parakeet have a red beak?

A red beak is just an identification for the rose-ringed parakeets to differentiate them from other breeding parakeets.

How to tame rose-ringed parakeets?

Sit by the cage and converse with rose-ringed parakeets. You should give them a reward by sticking something in their food bowl, and keeping your hands away, and watching to see if they check it out. You've made a lot of strides if you can sit by their cage and watch them feed and clean them in front of you as this will demonstrate that these wild birds have trust in you.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! Learn more about some other birds including greater rhea facts and western grebe facts.

You can even occupy yourself at home by coloring in one of our free printable rose-ringed parakeet coloring pages.

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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

With a wealth of international experience spanning Europe, Africa, North America, and the Middle East, Anusuya brings a unique perspective to her work as a Content Assistant and Content Updating Coordinator. She holds a law degree from India and has practiced law in India and Kuwait. Anusuya is a fan of rap music and enjoys a good cup of coffee in her free time. Currently, she is working on her novel, "Mr. Ivory Merchant".

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