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!
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hend - 2011-12-22
does anyone know the difference between eastern and western Rosella?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-22
    There are several different species of rosellas and the Easter and Western are just two of them. The Rosellas are found in Australia and for the most part the personalities are the same. The size and coloring might be slightly different based on location.
  • bernie - 2012-01-20
    If you go on to Google and type in `Rosellas`a page will show up entitled ` Images of Rosellas`click on that and it shows all types of the bird
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Corina - 2012-01-09
The rosella I have is much brighter in color than the one in the picture? I handraised him and all went well until I allowed him to walk freely in the house. Now you cannot take him out of the cage as he started to bite. Is there a way to tame him again? Also how do you clip the wings...I use to clip only one wing and only left the first 3 feathers to still have him look nice. That doesn't seem to work anymore..second reason for not taking him out of his cage

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  • bernie - 2012-01-20
    If the Rosella is brighter in colour it is a fairly good indication it is a Male, not foolproof mind,There is no need to clip a birds feathers, just be patient and keep giving it plenty of attention, I find that if you train it to a stick first and then progress from there, It may be getting nasty because it wants to breed, this time of the year is their breeding season,Get him a female and breed them,well worth the effort
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hend - 2011-12-19
I have just bought a pair of eastern rosella they are still afraid of me i put them in a aviary of height 1m , width 0.5m , length 1m i want to know if it is enough or i should have a bigger one and i want to know about their nest and do they like to eat ?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-19
    You would need a larger cage or flight. For a breeding pair you would want something that is minimally 4 feet by 3 feet and 4 feet high with the nest box(es) at the top with a perch (so the male can sit) close by while the female is sitting the eggs. The male will also incubate the eggs. Good idea to put up two next boxes - at least 9 inches in size and let them choose. Nesting material can be sawdust or something like Carefresh. Leave them twigs, wood etc to also 'HELP' build their nest box. They usually nest in hollowed out logs and like to build (chew) a nesting area. As far as I know they eat just about everything. A good seed mix, plus pellets and some vegetables and fruits (occasionally). They like scrambled eggs (and leave the shelss in for calcium) and you can add veggies to the eggs. Fish and chicken works good too.
  • hend - 2011-12-21
    thanks alot
    but they dont want to eat eggs
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Kel - 2006-05-03
I have a 5 year old female rosella called Shantie. I have had her since she was 10 weeks old. She has a bit of a split personality. She loves to fly around the room, but then refuses to go back, until she decides herself she has had enough. She is quite a friendly bird, when she is in a good mood. She hates things being moved around into different places in her cage. Everything has its own place. She will eat anything, chicken, mash, etc... but she is scared of banana's. She is absolutely beautiful and whistles many different tunes, and loves company, but will settle for cartoons if no one is home. I would advise anyone thinking of getting a rosella, to do so. They are lovely birds.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-08
    They are fun. Many parrots just do not like their safe place moved. At all - they adjust but they don't like it. Many just don't want to end the party when they are out and will do whatever necessary to stay out and play - at least till the sun starts to set. Bananas that is funny.
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jason poole - 2011-09-26
How can you tell a female from a male golden mantred rosella? It is the australia parrakeet.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-09-26
    The males have much brighter coloring than the females. Also, the head of the male is flatter than the female. The females head is a smooth curve from the eye area to the neck and the males head is flatter with a slant at the back portion of the head leading down to the neck.
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michaela - 2011-09-24
Can Golden Mantles be in the same chag as lovebirds

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-09-24
    Can you give me more information as I don't understand the question?
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Dai Hughes - 2011-09-19
I'VE JUST PURCHASED A BREEDING PAIR OF EASTERN ROSELLAS....................I LOVE THESE BIRDS........I'VE KEPT BUDGIES AND COCKATEILS IN THE PAST , BUT YOU CAN'T UNDERESTIMATE THE LOVELY COLORS OF THE ROSALLA FAMILY.........

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    eve - 2011-08-14
    Hi I have recently got two golden rosella's, I believe they are male and female, they seem to be feeding each other, he is chasing her, and has been for a while now, I am not sure of their ages, could anyone tell me when they're ready to mate? We have put in a breeding box, she looks but has not gone in yet, they are in a very large cage, he seems to be bobbing his head and chasing her but she does not seem to want to know, I would appreciate some advice, as here in England there seems to be no answers to my questions, thank for reading my question. Love them they're so funny to watch, they love water crest as well as fresh fruit, happy happy happy.

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    • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2011-08-14
      Their breeding season is usually from August to January. The male feeding the female is a good sign that they are in the breeding mood. Watch them to see what behaviors they display - if they have a lot of chattering while shaking their tails and dropping their wings - that is a good sign that they are in the breeding ritual. Depending on how old they are, they will produce more or less eggs. They are not as fertile in their first year, but generally by the end of their second year they will be fully fertile and can lay up to 5 eggs. It takes about 3 weeks for the eggs to hatch once they are laid.
    • eve - 2011-08-15
      Thank you very much jasmine, I will keep you posted. Kind regards Eve.
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    Catherine - 2011-03-24
    I have a pair of Eastern Rosellas, the male is older 10 yrs+ and the female is 2 yrs. Both have had other mates and bred before, however these two are now together and she is trying to kill him. We put a nesting box in the aviary, and she goes into it, however she is still trying to kill him. Anybody know why this could be? Is he too old to breed her? Does she just hate him?
    Help!

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    • Charlie Roche - 2011-03-30
      I haven't had Rosellas but I have had many other birds. From what I have seen, in the name of love, gals call the shots. Untill she is ready, she will fight off the male. It frequently looks like she isgoing to kill but unless there is a severe attack and she is drawing blood, it is just the gal rules. In this case you have a young female (just two) with an older experienced male. He is not too old to breed, however, she is a little young. Next year, I would be more hopeful. Maybe he will go back and court a little. She probably doesn't hatehim - she is probably just not ready. Let us know what happens and I will keep my fingers crossed for next year. It is breeding season for them right now so he is very optomistic.
    • bernie - 2011-03-31
      Normally most of the larger parrot family are monogamous, once they have paired they will pair for life and to try and re-pair them could be very difficult , if not impossible,The only ones of the parrot family I have known to re-pair are Lovebirds.
    • Nick Karberis - 2011-05-20
      My experience with introducing single birds is to put them into a neutral cage usually a lot smaller than an aviary. A bird that has had the aviary to themselves for a while will become territorial. Was the hen in the aviary before the cock? I would keep the birds in a smaller cage for at least a week and monitor their behaviour towards each other.
      I would also remove the nest box and reintroduce it after a couple of weeks after you have reintroduced the pair into the larger flight. You should find a complete change in behaviour of your hen towards the male. This has worked for me 100% of the time without any blood shed with most lorikeet and parrot species.
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    Colleen Basson - 2011-03-31
    I have 7 ringneck parakeets in a large aviary, parents and 5 young ones. I would like to add some more birds but have been warned the ringnecks might kill other birds. If anyone could suggest what birds would be a good choice. Novice bird owner

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    • Charlie Roche - 2011-03-31
      I have a question. Why not do additioanl Ringnecks? There is such an amazing variety in color and permutations it would be a beautiful aviary. Ringnecks are more often seen as Aviary birds. They can make nice pets but they do not attach to us humans as willingly as other parrot species. They do not normally show a great deal of pair affection or bonding, such as mutual preening. They do require a large aviary and if you have multiple ringnecks they would require mutiple nesting boxes. There is such a variety of color in Ringnecks and genetic permutations, why not just add other Ringnecks?
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