Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri is a native species in northern tropical Africa and southern Asia, where it inhabits savannah and lowland rainforest habitats. Like other parrots and parakeets the species was imported to several other countries around the world as a pet. In western Europe Rose-ringed Parakeets that escaped from captivity or that were deliberately introduced formed small populations, mainly in urban areas. In the Netherlands the species probably bred in the late 1960s for the first time in the wild. Since then the number increased to a few thousand in recent years. A count of roosting Rose-ringed Parakeets in November 2004 resulted in at least 5400 individuals. Most of them were found in Den Haag and Amsterdam and in other parts of the Randstad. Crop damage has been reported within its native range and outside.