Help on Eastern Rosella
Posted 28 July 2011 - 06:07 PM
Thanks before hand.
Posted 29 July 2011 - 05:10 PM
I don't know what an ideal diet is for them, nor what is available to you, but I would suggest a diet of 25-50% pellets, then seeds, grains, legumes, veggies, sprouts and a bit of fruits!
Not sure we have any Rosella owners still hanging around. Well, we might, and hopefully one of them will see this post and respond with further info!
Posted 01 August 2011 - 08:31 PM
My own is a psyco and I would not recomend her to anyone.
I have posted a few vids on You Tube.
Sometimes she is very lovey others she is a Monster. I have had to fend her off a few times just lately. But we think this is hormonal behaviour.
She loves me, but that does not make me immune to being attacked.
I adopted her as I was the only who could handle her. She was cage aggressive, and when out would stalk those she did not like, and then attack them.
Rikki Bathing in my hands just two months after I adopted her.
Bath Time with Rikki (My Adopted Eastern Rosella) - YouTube
Rikki using the new Bathing Pool
Rikki (Adopted Eastern Rosella) using Home Made Bathing Pool - YouTube
Rikki on the prod
Rikki (She Devil) Part 1 .mp4 - YouTube
Most of Rikki's story is posted under Aussy Grass Keets
Okuma has a Eastern Rosella that she called Batman. And that one is a lot better, but only interacts when it wants to.
Diet; Rikki gets Cockatiel Mix Seed, and I am just trying her in Parrot Seed Mix. She eats Oranges, kiwi Fruit, grapes, a few nuts, fresh Mung Bean sprouts, Popcorn, cheds (cheese crackers) cornflakes.
She helps herself to bread. Whole grain. egg shells. used tea bags.
Toys! Yes they do need things to play with, not like my Tiels. I give them all fresh tree tops. Cherry is in flower at the moment and they all like these. (Warning Cherry is on the bad list) But our wild Tui and easterns thrash the Cherry trees when they are in flower, so feel the flowers, like Kowhai are Ok. While the wood is not.
I have heard others who say they have well behaved Easterns.
They do need interaction to keep them tame or they will revert to wild state, or so it is said.
Sexing is very hard untill they are adult. All young and females have white line of spots under the wings. It is said males loose these.
It has also been said that the males are britter? I would disput this.
Here is Rikki and I think you will agree her colour is stunning.
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