Parasol Rosella: Care and Content
Parrots of rosella are birds of medium size. This is a whole genus, which is divided into several species. The most popular is the variegated rosella, also there are penate, pale, northern, Rosella Tasmania and others.
Rosella - parrots are very bright and colorful. Birds have distinctive spots on the cheeks, back, and they also have a long tail. Grows up to 18-30 cm. They live 15-20 years, sometimes even more. "Speakers" do not consider them, but these birds are very fond of singing. Parrots Rosella (photos can be seen in the article) are often kept in homes.
In the wild they live on the coastal islands of Australia. Parrots Rosella gather in small flocks, mostly for 20-50 individuals, but sometimes even more. They try to keep closer to pastures, rare bushes, farmlands, less often they can be found in squares and parks. Farmers do not favor them - rozells can bring a lot of trouble and destroy entire areas. In the diet of birds a variety of greens, flowers, grass seeds, nuts, berries and insect larvae.
Parrots of Rosella can fly, but still on the ground they spend most of the time. Birds deftly move through the grassy thickets. Researchers claim that just this kind likes to eat, holding pieces in the foot. Sexually mature they become in 12-14 months. The female most often appears 5 chicks, but sometimes their number varies from four to eight. Parrots build nests in hollows of trees or stumps, while a female sows eggs, a male extracts food for her. Chicks are born in 18-20 days. Little Roselles become independent at the age of eight weeks.
Home look: care
Homemade rosella is fed with special grains for medium parrots, which are sold at a pet store. Also, their daily diet should include fresh fruits and vegetables. Water in the water bowl needs to be changed every day. You can give worms to birds, but if this option is unacceptable, then several times a week they should offer them a finely chopped hard-boiled egg. Well they eat and homemade cheese. This allows replenishing the parrot organism with animal proteins. In addition, the bird should always have access to chalk - a source of calcium. It can be put in a cage.
It is worth to carefully choose a cell. It is desirable to acquire a large one. And put it in a lighted place. The cage should have toys, perches and stairs. Parrots Rosella love open space, so do not forget at least occasionally to let them out of the cage. Birds are friendly, try to please people. They are very clever. But it is not recommended to wind them up to those who did not have any parrots before. Once they are tamed, you need to constantly pay attention to them. Otherwise, it is fraught with loud "screams" and damage to household property. By the way, parrots rosella like to eat something. And that in their field of vision did not get the interior items, it is better to give the parrot twigs or toys.Recommendations
And one more practical recommendation. Do not keep them with wavy parrots. On the Internet there is a picture of a wavy parrot after the "battle" with a rosella. The sight is not for the faint-hearted. How after such a kid survived? Half of the head at the wavy parrot did not become.