Pau with the parakeets

  • photo submitted by Jane Anderson

    Jane Anderson

  • Jessica Else/The Garden Island

    Juan Myers finishes taking notes after a meeting about Rose-Ringed Parakeets at the National Tropical Botanical Garden.

KALAHEO — The bright green rose-ringed parakeets stir thoughts of jungle adventures and tropical getaways, but the exotic-looking birds are taking a bite out of Kauai.