Eastern Rosella -Red-Head Rosella Care Sheet


Eastern rosella are playful, intelligent and smart breed belongs to Pasittaculidae family and also Aves class member. Rosella is adorable aviary pet become popular pet in different countries.



Eastern rosella are originated to southeast Australia and nearby islands. It also introduces in New Zealand and Tasmania.  There bird also habitat in hills around Dunedin.  Eastern rosella was introduces in earlier 1900 as they mainly seems in landscaping areas such as parks, garden and farmlands.

Other Name:

White-cheeked rosella

Golden-mantled rosella

Common rosella

Red rosella

Red-headed rosella


These rosella breed in spring season and lays 2-9 eggs in a clutch.



30cm longer and stronger body Eastern rosella are playful and attractive bird grabs attention due to its eye-catching plumage.  Red head, white beach and cheeks are distinctive features that allow o to recognize red-headed rosella.  Upper breast is covered with red feather while lower is yellow just over the abdomen.   Scalloped appearance feather in green and yellow mergers which black from shoulder are slight different from male and female.  Grey legs and dark green tail make it more beautiful.



Rosella are attractive and intelligent breed but do not have cuddle nature. They do not sit in your lap or shoulder like other parrots. These birds have pleasant and sweet sounds as you can train to whistle in different tunes. They also lean little word that they rapidly taught. Sometime rosella feel difficulties in adopting family life as pet especially when you bring adult rosella in home. Hand–raised rosella also avoid cuddling may bite in response of such type of activities. These birds show aggressive nature toward other rosella and parakeets.  Bring pair of rosella if you desired to keep it as pet.

Living Conditions:


White cheek rosella are generally aviary pet live happy in outdoor aviary with natural habitats. Provide all basics inside the aviary such as perches, tree branches, water and food bowls and toys to play. They need space so it better to choose larger aviary for you pet.



Red-head rosella feed in fruits, insects and seed and flower.  Give them balance food in verity for their health.



Regularly clean their aviary to restrict bacteria   growth. Provide fresh water for drinking and bathing.



Rosella are prone to fungal and intestinal worm infections if you do not clean outdoor aviary regularly. Psittacosis is also common in Red-head rosella.


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