Rosella Parrot - Amazingly Beautiful Bird
Rosella - a parrot with a wonderful scaly feather color. It has a long, stepped tail with identical central feathers. On average, the size of the rosella parrot reaches 30 centimeters. The legs and beak are dark brown, the belly is yellow, the sides and edges of the tail are blue. Head, undertail, neck and chest are red, and feathers from the upper part of the back - with a yellow-green rim. The eyes of these birds are dark brown. Thanks to its variegated plumage, the Rosella parrot looks charming. Therefore, every year its popularity increases.
These birds fly in a peculiar way. They flap their wings very quickly, although they move at a relatively slow speed. It is very easy to distinguish adult parrots from young individuals: young animals have a dull color. These birds are the indigenous people of Australia.
If you approach education properly, you can teach them to say different words and even hum easy songs. Parrots have a very gentle, but loud voice. In order to better accustom the bird, it must be taken by the chick, so the rosella parrot will get used to the person faster and will be more susceptible to learning.
If you are going to buy this amazing representative of the fauna, then you should know that for a comfortable life in captivity, it must have a large cage or aviary (size 4x1.5 m). This is a necessary condition, as these birds need constant flights. If you limit the space, the rosella parrot will die faster, and most likely it will have no offspring.
Keep the bird in a dry and clean room. Parrots need to sunbathe. In winter, when the days are short, you need to extend the light time to eighteen hours a day. Parrots love to swim, so their home should have an appropriate container filled with clean water. It is best to keep them at temperatures from +10 to +20 degrees. Humidity level should not exceed 70%.
The main food is cereals. In addition, be sure to include in the diet plenty of animal feed and vitamins - for example, meal worms, bloodworms, or egg mix. It is very important for the normal functioning of the body of parrots. It is advisable to periodically give them to bite the twigs. The rate of food per day - 2 tbsp. l stern.
Such parrots nest twice a year. For breeding in the aviary is best to leave one pair. The female incubates its chicks for a little over three weeks. The hatching birds are covered with thick enough fluff, but they are blind. At first, only the female feeds them, and after only a few days, the male begins to engage in this matter. At the age of about 30 days, they leave their nest, but remain under the care of their parents for 3 weeks. Sexual maturity is reached at the age of one and a half years.
Rosella parrot: price and features of choice
Choosing such a bird as a pet, pay attention to its appearance. The price will largely depend on it. The plumage should be neat, no baldness, and the parrot - fun. On average, one such bird costs 4800 rubles.