Derbyan Parakeet

The scientific name of this gorgeous looking bird is Psittacula Derbiana. Compared to other parakeets these are more naturally inclined to be shy. They much prefer the company of their own species than their human owners. Despite this they can be conditioned to engaged with humans as long as they are handled correctly from a young age.

Due to their extreme intelligence these birds are ideal for teaching how to talk. They have an exceptional memory and ability to mimic the human voice. However, prospective pet owners should be aware that because of this they are also very loud. These are the very best types of parakeet for talking. They are found throughout select parts of Asia, including China.

Indian Ringneck Parakeet

This species is one of the most highly respected type of parakeet. They are well known for their astonishing beauty and intelligence. In fact, they were held in much high esteem during ancient times. As the name suggests they are native to India.

They are able to be bred with a multitude of colour combinations. Because of this breeders are often trying to outdo each other by producing chicks that have spectacular colouring. The male of the species can usually be found by having a coloured collar. They also have a stripe visible around their chin.

If you are interested in owning this type of bird it is important to note that they need to be housed in a rather large cage. This cage must also be properly and regularly maintained in order to promote positive hygiene. When in captivity they have also been known to develop a habit of screeching at humans if they are teased. They congregate in fairly large flocks when seen in the wild. This means that this sociable bird may require a companion or two.