Bowie is a male Lutino Indian Ringneck I brought him home at 11 weeks from Victoria BC in June 2009. His hatchdate was March23, 2009. He had a 2 hr ferry ride, but was with someone the whole way. He started making word sounds at 5 months & talking at around 8 months.
Note not all birds will talk, but Indian Ringnecks (and most males in the bird species) are more vocal. That is not to say they will talk though. It is however encouraged by talking to them in varying tones.
Taming an Indian Ringneck is the same with other pet birds - handraised birds will be easier, and the pressure of the beaks (ie drawing blood) will vary during their growing years. A good resource for reading to start, is IndianRingneck.com, as well as countelss other sources of information in books and on the internet. It is said to interact and handle your ringneck daily or it can revert back to being nippy;wild.
BooBoo is #3 of 3 eggs that hatched from Smokey & Koolaid's first clutch in the fall of 2010. He hatched Oct 31, 2010. BooBoo's temperament was very calm from the start, and Hazel took to him as well (from 2 weeks when I started handfeeding him), and they've been best friends ever since. He is a Male Pacific Parrotlet (Blue Split)
I purchased Bee from PJ Pets in Richmond, BC. I had him DNA'd. Bee is MALE. His approximate hatchdate was August, 2011. I am not sure if he was handraised but he is a fairly calm budgie & very social with other birds. He is fearless around the other birds, likes to pose & can be very stoic.