Male Indian Ringnecks get a dark ring around their neck. Females get a slight, light blue ring, like Monty's. Monty will get a ring in 1 to 3 years.
Also, the females are known as much nicer and loyal pets than the males, but, hey, I LOVE Monty, and my parents tell me I should be patient with him and continue to train him.
Indian Ringnecks are very good talkers, and Monty has already started trying to say some words, like, "Leave," when I get in his face to kiss him.
Monty attacking his least favorite toy...
I learned that Monty is going through a phase of moodiness, much like a teenager. He wants to test his limits, like fake biting, real biting, and angry squawks.
Question And Answer
A fan wrote me an email, and asked me to answer these question on my blog:
Q: Why are male Indian Ringnecks more colorful?
A: They use their colors to appeal to the females, much like with humans.
Q: When should baby Indian Ringnecks finish their weaning?
A: I believe that at about 8 weeks.