|Eastern (incl. Golden-mantled)||Yes||Yellow, red, black, cinnamon|
|Pale-headed (incl. Blue-cheeked)||Yes|
Other colours may become available at times.
These species can be difficult to sex. Differences are most pronounced in the Western rosella.
DRY SEED MIXTURE: comprising millets and plain canary seed. Sunflower seed and Hulled Oats should also be available.
FRESH WATER: for drinking and bathing
REGULAR GREENS: such as milk thistle, endive, dandelion, seeding grasses, etc.
CUTTLEFISH, SHELLGRIT, CHARCOAL.
VARIETY FOODS: Apple, corn on cob, capsicum, eucalyptus leaves, non-toxic buds and flowers.
AVIARIES*: minimum height 90cm; 10000 sq.cm. first bird, add 5000sq.cm. per extra bird
CAGES*: minimum height 90cm; 5000 sq.cm. first bird, add 2500 sq.cm. per extra bird
PLANTS: most individuals chew the plants in the aviary. Beware of toxic plants
MIXING: VERY AGGRESSIVE. Do not mix with other birds. One pair to an aviary. Western rosellas are more tolerant than the others and will not usually fight with neighbouring birds. The other species will often fight through the wire mesh if housed next to each other or other aggressive species.
*In Victoria, a Code of Practice for the housing of caged birds applies to the keeping of birds in captivity and requires you to provide adequate space, food, water, etc. for your birds. These codes are available from Agriculture Victoria.
(NOTE: ALL LICENCING INFORMATION RELATES TO VICTORIA ONLY)
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