Indian Ring Parrot

Kes is named after the falcon in the 1969 Ken Loach film.

She is an Indian ring-neck parrot who is very photogenic and loves to perch on your mobile phone or even your head whilst she’s waiting for her photo opportunity. She was bought by a couple who lived in an apartment in Golf del Sur and they hand reared her. They eventually didn’t have the time for her and she started to cry all day and understandably the neighbours were not happy and then she also started to terrorise the dog. She eventually arrived at Sangha where there is always company for her and things to entertain her. Should you be having a conversation and not including her she will whistle to be included. If you do not include her your ears will pay the price!. (Sponsor Kes)

 

About the breed: As its name suggests, the Indian ring-necked parakeet originates from India, where it is still found wild in great quantities, even in urban areas. They are a very popular pet but may not be right for everyone. They require a lot of attention and care, but they are very social birds and can become excellent companions for the entire family. These birds love to talk and enjoy a good challenge, which makes training a lot of fun. In the wild, they live in lightly timbered areas, as well as farmed areas of the countryside. They travel in flocks of 100 or more birds, so they are used to having company. On average, these parakeet can live between 25 and 30 years. Instances of ringnecks living past the age of fifty have been known.

What they eat: They usually feast on a diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts, berries, and seeds. They also enjoy the nectar from flowers and the flowers themselves. In captivity they can also eat healthy cooked food you would eat and are particularly fond of chicken, though beans, grains, and rice are also acceptable. Avocados and chocolate are toxic to birds though and should never be given.