Animal Stories - Eastern Rosella

Animal-World Information about: Eastern Rosella

   The Eastern Rosella is one of the most popular and most beautiful parakeets in aviculture. Being so very brightly colored, they are very attractive birds!
Latest Animal Stories - 2013-05-11
I have for sale, due to ill health, my george and mildred, they are a breeding pair, and are ready to mate. Comes with a large cage, I am very reluctant to sell please email for details and pictures and I will get back to you as soon as possible thanks for viewing this comment.

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  • gordon - 2013-05-14
    I am very sorry to hear you are ill. I would like to hear the details, pictures and costs. Please send when you are able. thanks and I will remember you tonight at bedtime. Keep an upper chin...Gordon clapp
  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-14
    For those of you interested in helping to find a good home for this bird, the email for more information about this bird is From: ''
Subhra - 2013-01-16
My eastern rosella pair laid two eggs day before yesterday but the female is not incubating the egg at night? Is it okay? Is she going to incubate all the day after laying all her eggs?

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  • Sylvia - 2013-04-28
    interesting..mine does the same thing..all day she in the nest but at nights she is purched out in the cage next to the male!!
Sylvia - 2013-04-28
Hi..I need help. my Female Rosella has laid 2 eggs, but when she comes out..she is panting! as if someone has been chasing her!? the male is okay ..he feeds her...sometimes I see her getting away from him. I have a cage with rollers and take them out during the day..and bring them in at nights! since we have raccoons in our back yard at nights all my pets come inside! is this stressing her?! need help..thanks

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-29
    Nice that she has eggs, but it does sound like something is stressing her out. It could be from being moved around, or maybe there's compatibilty issues with the male (though that's less likely in my opinion), or maybe its too warm. Keeping the breeding cage in a permenant place that's a safe environment may help calm her down.
mary - 2013-02-27
up to what age do the rubino and lutino rosella breed, i have a pair ring nr is 2004?? is that too old, and when is their breeding season, I SEE THEY EAT VERY LITTLE SEEDS, is that normal ? also dont eat much of the fresh green, only nibble on apple ?

azhar - 2013-01-07
My golden mantle rosella won't incubate the eggs. She laid five eggs, the last egg was laid three days ago please help me.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-01-08
    What type of environment is your Rosella kept in? Does she have a nest and did she lay the eggs laid in a nest? It sounds like she may be stressed. Some suggestions would be to ry moving her cage to an area with less noise if she's in a noisy area. Also make sure there are no drafts and that her cage is left somewhere with a comfortable temperature. Make sure she has plenty of clean food an water. Read more about Parakeet Breeding here:
anom - 2012-12-10
hi im new me and my husband as recently rescued what we think is an eastern rosella, the head is all red so not sure off its age, but the claws or feet are curling around the perch as its been in a house on its own since august, the people who owned it as been goin in to feed it but thats all they have done how can we wash him to make him feel fresh, we have put him in a new cage with fresh water and parrot food and a slice of apple

Judith Buncher - 2012-02-04
Just recently rescued a Fiery Opaline Golden Mantle Rosella from a pet store. She? was kept in a 14x14; white plexiglass enclosure with just a food and a water bowl for abount 10 months. According to her leg band she is 2 years old. She bobs up and down all day long standing on 1 foot. Can anyone tell us why she does this? She wolf whistles off and on all day and makes 2 different callsp, one a contact call and the other a warning call.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-04
    Little fella is cagebound. Lion and dogs pace and humans will hold their legs and rock. Coping. Put food outside cage door, then on top of cage then feed with your hand. Talk, sing make rhythym of anyfunny noises to relax her and make her curious. Go slowly as sheisfrightened of being out of the cage.
  • Anonmous - 2012-09-14
    Hi, I recently got a Golden Mantled rosella that had never been handeled or let out of it's tiny cage in its life before. It took quite some time before he got used to being around us and he still won't let us handle him but he's calm enough to let me come close to him and doesn't freak out when I put my hand in his cage to do the daily cleaning etc. He does the same bobing and whistles but he seems to enjoy it as he actually dances up an down while doing it. I am so proud of my baby he's actualy willing to come out of his cage on his own and explore. It will take time but don't lose hope all they need is someone that will love them and give them everything they need and it will come out of his shell. (P.S. don't be discouraged if he doesn't want to be handeled they are generally not cuddly bird, more of a love me from a distance bird)
shaun - 2012-08-26
Hi, I have a pair of rosellas they are male and female. But they don't seem to be doing anything . The male and female just is sitting outside the nest box. Just wondered if you could give any advise .cheers

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-27
    Breeding season for the Eastern Rosella goes usually August through march so it is just starting.  They want to get to know each other and things will happen.  How old are they?  Takes time. 
lee boy - 2012-08-09
I have recently bought some eastern rosellas and would like to know what the best bedding is to put in there box????

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-09
    Put about 1- 2n inches of sand )actually sand) to insure cusion so eggs don't reack.  Then for beddinr use Carefresh...  you can purchase at any good pet store.
  • Anonymous - 2012-08-10
    These are at it every five minutes then the hen goes into the box digs a hole but aint laying any tips
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-10
    It takes them awhile to get the process down and even for the female to sometimes know they are ready to lay an egg.  I've had a female cone out of a nest to 'poop' and laid an egg off the perch.  It is trail and error but they will get it.
carlos - 2012-06-22
Hello I had a question. I heard that you could cross breed a rosella with an indian ringneck parakeet. Is this true or is a local breeder pulling my chain?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-22
    It is true.  The rosella can be cross bred with a ring neck.  Both species will cross breed.