Ringneck Parrots are highly intelligent and, for the right owners, can make excellent pets. They must be handled consistently in order to remain tame. If not sufficient interaction is provided, they will quickly revert to their wild behavior. However, well socialized Indian Ringnecks generally have pleasant personalities.
There is a general misconception that males are friendlier than females, but there is no real basis for this. However, we have noticed in the past that some - more than other parrot species - tend to pick their favorites amongst genders. Some bond more easily with males and others with females - and often it appears that they are showing a preference for the opposite sex (male ringnecks favoring female caretakers, and vice versa).
Indian Ringnecks are enjoyed for their amazing beauty and fun personalities; but they are not the easiest parrots to keep. We only recommend them to people who have had experience with larger parrots and are willing to put in the time and effort to keep them well socialized and entertained.
The ringneck parrots can be jealous of other family members and pets. They can develop a bond with only one human and refuse to interact with other people. Socializing and allowing interaction with all family members with help prevent on person bonding and allow it to be a excellent family pet.