African RingNeck




African ringnecks look quite similar to their Indian cousins, but whereas Indian ringnecks are a vibrant deep green, African ringnecks are more of a lime green. Also, the signature black ring around the male African’s neck is thicker and more prominent than that of the Indian variety. Conversely, the rose-colored ring is more prominent in the Indian ringneck. The Indian ringneck also has a larger red beak, whereas the African has a smaller plum-colored beak.

Size Differences

A more obvious way to tell an Indian from an African ringneck is its size and tail length. African ringnecks are roughly the size of a cockatiel, about 11 to 13 inches, while Indian ringnecks are usually about 16 inches. African ringnecks’ tails, however, are longer relative to their bodies than those of their Indian cousins. Indian ringnecks are slightly heavier as well. They typically weigh 120 to 125 grams, whereas African ringnecks typically weigh 110 to 120 grams.

Common Names,  African Ringneck

Scientific Name: Psittacula krameri

Origin: Asia, India, & Pakistan

Lifespan:  up to 30 years (captive). in the wild they survive less because of natural predators, and disease.

Clutch Size: 3-6 white eggs; but average 5 eggs

Incubation: 23 days

Talking Ability: Excellent,

FEEDING: Parrot mix is their base as in the wild they eat seeds, weeds, buds, i personally use seed mix as base,  add  pellets and any fruits that comes available. Apple slices is what they eat the most; also i give them celery, oranges, corn in the cob, romaine lettuce, kale and pome grenade.

BREEDING: Ring necks are easy breeders but it takes a commitment to do so. I start putting up breeding boxes by the end of December; as soon as i mount the breeding box they star peaking in it. be careful when introducing new males to the females as they are aggressive and she can even kill the male. to avoid this problem i put both male and female in the breeding cage without nesting box. i pair them up by October so they have plenty time to know each other. At the end of February they start laying. they can double clutch if you pull out the babies by two weeks to hand feed them; that way you give the pair time to prepare for a second clutch.




Additional information

Weight 0.5 lbs


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