Risk to New Zealand from the parakeets
Indian ring-necked parakeets threaten our native birds and bats by:
- competing for food
- taking nesting places
- introducing diseases.
They're also well-known agricultural pests of cereal and fruit crops.
And they are known to nest in and cause damage to city buildings.
If you see these parakeets in the wild, phone MPI's pest and disease hotline – 0800 80 99 66.