15-17″ Long, 10″ Tail, 1 ft. Wingspan
Up to 20 years in captivity
Herbivores. Fleshy fruits, seeds, grains, begetables, berries & nuts.
Raptors, Snakes, Mammals
Central Africa, India
Forests, gardens, farms, villages & cities.
Unlike most parrots, the Ring-necked Parakeet can live in “disturbed” habitats near human settlements. Wild populations of parakeets can be found in Europe, North America and throughout Asia. These “wild” populations began with released or escaped pets. Parakeets are considered pests in many countries, since they eat orchard fruits.
Breeding season varies based on where the population occurs. Parakeets nest in tree hollows, wall crevices or under eaves. These nests are lined with decayed wood. Clutches of 2-6 eggs are common, with an incubation period of 21-24 days.
ANIMAL FUN FACT!
Ring-necked Parakeets live in flocks of up to 7,000 animals.
Although they can talk or whistle, parakeets do not usually sing.