Indian Ring - Necked Parakeet Psittacula Krameri manillensis The Indian ring-necked parakeet is not a shy bird, and does best with an owner who appreciates an outgoing companion that is not afraid to demand what it wants! Indian ring-necks can also be quite talkative. COLOR: Blue, Green SIZE: medium LIFESPAN: Up to 30 years SOUNDS: Vocal communicator, Whistler INTERACTION: Social The Indian ring-necked parakeet, also called the rose-winged parakeet, has been kept as a pet for centuries and remains a favorite companion bird today. A devoted owner will do best with this temperamental bird that requires a great deal of attention to remain tame. However, the Indian ring-necked will charm and delight the person who takes the time to appreciate its other qualities — a playful exuberance and a remarkable talking ability.