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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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,

kirstie - 2008-11-24
I have just rescued a rossela and I was going to put it in our large outdoor avairy with cockatiels and budgies, although I didn't realise they were aggresive. Can anyone give me any advice?

donna - 2008-11-23
I am in an organization that cares for native animals and I was given 3 Eastern Rosellas, a week old, that were found. The mother was electricuted. I have cared for all other birds except Rosella's and I found they are such lovely birds to watch as well, and they can be very affectionate. Two have been released but I still have the other as it was the smallest and the slowest. They are very curious. I will be sorry to see him go as I don't like keeping them in a cage or a flight aviary as I think they are meant to be free! It is a joy to watch them. It's very calming for the mind.

lachlan mills - 2008-11-20
Yay. I said in my last comment that I would one day add the eastern rosella to my collection of parrots, and now I have. So now the hard part is trying to get them to breed. They are a very fascinating little birds and very flighty. I'll let you know how I go with breeding them, speak to you soon!