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Mallee Ringneck Parakeet birds

Mallee Ringneck Parakeet Bird Species
Mallee Ringneck Parakeet Stats
Scientific Name:  Barnardius barnardi
Size:  13 inches
Native Region:  eastern Australia
Life Expectancy:  10 years
Noise Level:  Low

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Mallee Ringneck Parakeet Species Profile
Traits:  While several species within the Barnardius group prefer less handling than Amazons or cockatoos, some owners agree that the Mallee ringneck is an attention-needing bir

Behavior/Health Concerns:  Keep the Mallee ringneck parakeet's diet full of fresh vegetables, specifically dark, leafy varieties. Vegetables are typically favored over fruits by this pet bird. In the wild, the Mallee ringneck parakeets travel in pairs or small families. They are usually ground feeders in their natural habitat. They shelter in trees during the hottest periods of the day and sometimes feed on the ground underneath the trees.

Expert Advice

“Quite similar to the Cloncurry. They are really faded out as chicks.”

Melinda Schmitz, owner of Anza’s Australian Beauties aviaries

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