Animal Stories - Eastern Rosella

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   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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Heidi Gillen - 2012-04-19
I have an agressive male gold mantle rosella raised in an outside aviary. His mate just died not sure of what. Both fed each other and appeared happy, in and out of nest box.. I am afraid to purchase another female in case it is the male attacking her. Is it better to leave the male without a future mate? He appears lonely and sings out for a partner. California resident with aviary on my patio.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-19
    I would not think the male killed the female - The female could have been egg bound, heart attack - I don't know but if the male had killed the female there would have to be some tell tale signs. It is rare that happens and not at all common with rosellas. I would get another female but introduce them gradually as he might be a little teritorial etc. You could place him (the fella) in a smaller cage right next to the one he is in. When you get her, p[lace her in the cage he used to be in as she will get used to this cage and he will not be able to say it is his territory. When you see them trying to sit side by side and attempt to interact (which shouldn't take long) then let the male back into his cage.
Trudie Koelman - 2012-02-06
Where can I get a Eastern Rosella. Urgent

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-12
    Look up Rosella Breeders on the Internet or the ads in the back of Bird Talk. Breeders usually know who is breeding what. Just start with your area and call breeders of any birds and they should get you to the right person. Internet is another way. Spring is coming so babies will be coming too.
  • Helena - 2012-03-20
    Hi Trudie, I'm from South Africa and have 4 Golden Mantels Rosella 6 months old. Friends from Namibia regularly come to Paarl at least every 3 months. Email me at Helena
Ian Gough - 2010-08-07
Having just lost my dear pet bobbie (eastern rosella) I'm finding very difficult to find someone who breeds or sells them.

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  • Linda - 2010-09-06
    Where do you live? I have some babies from last year & I have 4 from this year, I live in Minnesota.
  • Anonymous - 2010-11-18
    I have a 5 month old male named buddy contact me at my e-mail and we'll talk!
  • Brawn Sandra - 2011-01-13
    have you replaced bobbie yet I have got
    the perfect replacement contact me vial
  • autumn - 2011-02-18
    Hello Ian, I don't know from which country you are posting, but I may have a very convenient solution...I am a regular volunteer at the Whitby Humane society in ontario canada. In a house fire in fenland falls recently it was discovered that a local woman was a bit of a ''pet hoarder'' over 300 animals were removed from her home including a menagerie of over 130 birds, most of which are exotics. The entire bird population was sent to whitby where I now look after them all! Needless to say, that is quite a bit of work! I am currently housing TWO pairs of mated eastern rosellas who are quite content, and vet certified. Their cages are even side by side and there hae been absolutely no problems with bickering between either pair or around the other birds, even a juvenile congo african grey! I'm sure the ladies will give you a good price of a pair or a single as the shelter is unequipped to handle any volume of birds, let alone exotics such as there which need very regular attention. I am the only volunteer who will go near the poor guys or who knows anything about even the most basic of bird care, and so I feel it will be entirely up to me to rebuild the lives of these animals. Please contact the whitby humane society in ontario canada if you or anyone else who is a responsible bird owner has any interest.
    Thank you so very much.
  • Mrs. Ortiz - 2011-03-27
    I happen to have four (4) Eastern Rosellas for sale. I bought the parents last summer as pets and they are now having babies. These babies were born on 1/8/11.

    I live in Edinburg, Texas.
  • corina - 2011-06-07
    I have two Rosella , I am moving and selling them they are about 2 years old, but I am in California my email is
  • wings - 2011-08-24
    Most birds won't accept a new mate if they have had a previous mate and have had a clutch or two. They will certainly be aggressive. You should remove immediately and put in separate cages side by side. If they cuddle next to one another..then try slowly and just a few minutes at a time. pay veryclose attention to them. see aggression, separate. they may not ever be suited for one another. blessings, wings
  • Becky - 2011-10-21
    Mrs Ortiz...not sure how this site works but my email is I live in McAllen and I can wait till you hatch some more if you are out. I would love to hand raise. Please contact me.
Lacey - 2011-03-21
I'm looking for an eastern rosella in san antonio, texas and can't seem to find any breeders can someone help me? PLEASE!

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  • Mrs. Ortiz - 2011-03-27
    Hello Lacey,

    I live in Edinburg, TX and happen to have four (4) Eastern Rosellas for sale. I bought the parents last summer and they had these four babies that hatched on 1/8/11. Now they have three (3) new babies that hatched on 3/14/11. I only want to keep the parents as pets. I am selling the four right now for 200.00 each.
  • corina - 2011-06-07
    I have two Rosella , I am moving and selling them they are about 2 years old, but I am in California my email is
  • Nancy McIntyre - 2011-06-26
    I just bought one myself, I know the breeder here in West Lincoln.
  • Jessica Baldwin Parsons - 2011-07-18
    Mrs. Ortiz, I would be interested in one of your Rosellas if still available. Please contact me at
  • Trudie Koelman - 2012-01-15
    I'm looking for a Golden Rosella in Nambia. Can someone help me. I"m from Luderitz.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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?