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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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.
Alwen :) - 2009-08-29
I really want a golden mantle rosella but when we went to the petshop to buy one -me and my dad- we were looking at the cages outside when this really annoying man from the shop next door came over and said that the shop was to pricey (the bird would cost

Nick Middleton - 2009-06-20
I have enjoyed reading the information on this site as I have only had my pair of Rosellas a few weeks and need all the help I can get in the early stages. It has been great interacting with the birds, although they are not tame as I believe they are over eighteen months old. They do seem to bicker a great deal and one is very dominant over the other. However they are fascinating to watch both in and out of the cage and I am looking forward to many years with them. So far so good!

annette - 2009-06-20
I just got 2 eastern rosellas a week ago, a male and female. Named them Sonny & Cher. They are the prettiest birds I think I have ever seen, they are so active and they sing all day. I hope I can tame them, but if not, just watching them is enough for me. The man I bought them from said they are ready to breed, so I put a nesting box in the cage and they are already showing interest, so wish me luck.

Emma Higginson - 2009-05-06
Hi, I've just gottn my first rosella, and think they are the cutest bird I've seen. I just want to know how you stop them biting and to step on to your finger. I've looked on other websites and they said to clip their wings, but I think thats too cruel. He's 6 weeks old and I've had him in the house a few days, just want to do it properly so I thought I'd ask. I know he needs to get used to me, just want advice. I've recently lost my kakariki arnold. I was devastated and thought having a different bird will take my mind of it. Didn't really want another kakariki because it won't feel the same. He was such a character :(. So if you can help it would be great thanks.

NATALIE WARD - 2009-03-06
I have a Rosella and he lives with another bird and he is fine with him, as everytime I take the other bird away, he gets really mad. So I guess they can live with other birds.

Luz Grullon - 2008-12-01
My name is Luz and I have 2 Rosella's and their names are rosey and lucky. I want 2 know what is the care I have 2 give 2 them because THEY ARE GONNA HAVE AN EGG. If you have an idea you can send a message, or share some info with me. I would appreciate. thank you

cindy - 2008-11-27
Rosellas are like all birds in that individuals have different personalities, but my male Golden Mantled Rosella is very aggressive towards my smaller birds, a pair of Pacific Parrotlets. When he is out of cage time, he will try to get over to their cage and threaten them, although he never actually attacks them. (Keeping his wings trimmed helps to keep him on his own playstand.)

So I would be very careful -- you might want to have your rosella DNA sexed since the males are more likely to be aggressive.

I am looking for an older female Golden Mantled Rosella to be a companion to my male. I don't intend to breed them, but I'm hoping that he will be happier and less jealous of the parrotlets if he has his own special friend. If you know of a rescue where I could find an older female, please let me know -- thanks!!

Best of luck with your new rosella,