Caroline

Indian Ringneck Parakeet

The rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri), also known as the ring-necked parakeet, is a medium-sized parrot in the genus Psittacula, of the family Psittacidae.

The rose-ringed parakeet is sexually dimorphic. The adult male sports a red and black neck ring, and the hen and immature birds of both sexes either show no neck rings, or display shadow-like pale to dark grey neck rings. Both sexes have a distinctive green colour in the wild, and captive bred ringnecks have multiple colour mutations including blue, violet and yellow.

Indian rose-ringed parakeet (P. k. manillensis) originates from the southern Indian subcontinent and has feral and naturalised populations worldwide.

Caroline's story is extremely brief, as there is nothing known about her. This poor bird was dumped on someone's front door alone in a cage overnight and found in the morning. Her age is unknown. She had no tail feathers and missing feathers on her head and chest. Caroline has only been with For the Love of Birds Sanctuary a short time and will be a permanent resident. Absolutely terrified when anyone even came near but is slowly getting over that fear. Caroline will continue to be worked with so she regains her trust in people.