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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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?
frankie - 2009-06-06
I have two Rosella's and they are gorgeous! I have had one for over 3 months and the other just over a month. I've gotten into the habit of cutting up some fresh fruit to feed them, I heard it's good for them. I was wondering if there is any way to find out if they're male or female without pulling feathers out or getting the surgically tested, as I'm sure it hurts, and I want them to trust me, and not think I'm horrible.
I've heard that the female's have white stripes under the wing. I think I've seem some, but she's 19 months old, and I was wondering if maybe she should've layed eggs by now.
Any information is helpful to solving my problem.

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  • Yolanda - 2010-04-07
    I have a female golden mantel and I have noticed that a female`s head and breast is lighter red than a male bird and the male bird has a half~half light blackish colour around his neck and its body is darker than the female
  • Sonja - 2010-05-18
    Young ones have green feathers on their backs. Females are something of a smaller size and have lighter colors.
    I am doing a report on Crimson Rosellas so I was researching and I already had some research done.
    I am an expert on Rosella.
  • mary - 2010-10-23
    I have 2 golden mantle rosellas (male and female) but the female is constantly picking on the male. She plucked the feathers off his left jaw until it was left completely bald! The male then started to get weaker and very sick. I tried separating them until the male picked up, when he did I put them back together. But now a large lump has appeared on the males head. It is just above his eye and is round and red. I don't know what to do, can any one help me? .... Mary
  • Ron - 2010-11-15
    This wikipedia article has very good side-by-side pics that show the difference in appearance between male and female.
  • FRANK . A. - 2011-01-16
    That's not really accurate, Mainly it's in pale headed rosellas' usually you can sex young eastern rosellas very easy all you need a bit of time? Cocks usually
    whistle bob their wings in front of hens and fan their tails/ and hens only wag them? I've been breeding easterns for 25 yrs and also many mutations and mutation are more easy to sex. Good luck.
  • bernie - 2011-01-20
    I went to a pet shop just last week, after a female Lovebird actually, but apparently the method is the same, You get a hold of the bird (good luck ) and right at the base of the tail feel the abdominal cavity, the male bird is smaller than the female, but it is only a rough guide as it can change as the bird gets older, but 3 months should be fine.
  • Anonymous - 2011-03-06
    The Hen is slightly smaller than the male.
Jackie - 2010-08-19
I have a male Golden Mantle Rosella abourt seven years old. I would like to find a female for him. I live in Washington State. Does anyone know where I could get a female?

bernie - 2011-01-10
I have, as you may see from a previous post, 3 Rosellas, a mealy , a golden mantle and a rubino, The golden mantle and the rubino have decided to get together as a pair, hopefully soon to breed.
What I am on here now for is to know where is the best place to guarantee getting a female bird, preferably a mealy?
Or if anyone reading this has one for sale.
If any reply please submit so as I can contact.

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  • Brawn Sandra - 2011-01-13
    I saw you needed a rosella. I have two for sale provided you promise to provide a good home. Contact me vial
selvakumar - 2010-04-06
I am selvakumar from india, I want to buy eastern rosella parrot for my hobby. Please anybody can recommend how to buy where it is available, and whether is it possible to bring from other countries to india. I have seen that in chennai zoo ( Biggest zoo in asia). My mail

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  • Anonymous - 2010-08-11
    You could research for breeders that ship internationally, the Rosella is popular I know in the US. But it would no doubt be more costly to transfer the bird. (By the way, the biggest zoo in Asia is the Taipei Zoo in China.)
bernie - 2010-04-08
I have 3 rosellas, all apparently male. Now after about 8/9 months, they are feeding each other. One is a Golden Mantle, one a Rubino and the other is a Mealy. The Mealy will feed the Golden Mantle which in turn will the feed the Rubino. Is this natural behaviour, or is one of them a different sex.

Gabriel S. - 2010-02-09
I've had my eastern Rosella for three days and she is starting to calm down a bit. The first day she arrived I was shocked by just how jumpy and anxious she was. I've been spending lots of time sitting by her cage talking, reading, singing, eating, etc... And, although she is still very fearful, I think she will come around. The family I adopted her from kept her in a tiny cage with very few toys. She doesn't fully understand playing yet, but I see her figuring it out.
I'm bringing a male Rosella into my home in a few days and wonder if they will be compatible. He had a partner for a few months and she died. I would love to have them mate, is there anything I should do to encourage their union? Thanks!

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  • Luanne - 2010-04-11
    Hello. I had my little Eastern Rosella for 21 wonderful years and she just recently went to the birdie rainbow bridge. Funny how a little 2 oz puff of feathers makes you fall in love with them. I am looking for a breeder to purchase a baby/very young Rosella. I am open to a bit older bird as long as s/he can be handled (hand raised) I had a female but I think this time I would want a male so as to make him different than my little "Rosie" angel bird. If anyone can suggest anything please let me know.
Bernie Winn - 2009-12-21
I have recently gotten 3 Rosellas, a Golden Mantle, a Mealy and a Rubino, all 3 live together in a large cage and generally get on very well together. Occasionally they have a shouting session, but overall they live perfectly well together.
Reading one of your letters where Emma had just got her first bird and was worried that it was not friendly and biting, to get it to go on your finger takes a lot of patience. I`ve had mine 4 months now and only one is coming onto my fingers, the other 2 are close but need more time. All I can say is be patient and gentle in your approach and in time they will get on your finger. I have trained mine to a stick first and then to the finger

nicole - 2009-11-16
Hi, I have just been given an young eastern rosella that apparently had fallen from the nest. I lost my 9 year old peachface recently, so I have experience with keeping birds. My question is when do I start to train it and handle it. Whenever I go to the cage it freaks out and is very scared at the moment. Do you suggest I leave it to settle for a few days in the cage and then try??? Just not sure bout the best way to go about this. Thanks any info would be appreciated.

ursula roan - 2009-09-13
I've had my rosella "Cookie" for about a year, he was about a year old when I bought him and had come from a very noisy and chaotic family who could not put up with his noise any longer. He was fine with us for about 9 months but we have recently bought a puppy and since then he has become duller in colour and is losing lots of his feathers, is it jealousy?. I am also concerned that he isn't as vocal as he used to be, is this all connected? and should I get another bird to keep him company as I don't want him/her to be unhappy. Any advice would be great as he's such a character but a little subdued lately.

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  • bernie - 2010-04-18
    I have 3 Rosellas and all 3 are different characters, but, if you give one more attention than the others they will tend to show jealousy. The only thing to suggest is give it a lot more attention and generally make a fuss of him, you could try getting another bird, because they are social animals. Also it is the time of year for losing their feathers anyway so get him some tonic food like fruit and veg, or egg biscuits.