Health & Hygiene
Always wash your hands before and after handling your Rosella, this helps prevent any diseases spreading.
Visible signs of illness in Rosellas:
- Feather plucking
- Plumage looks messy and unkempt
- Plumage looses its former lustre
- Bare spots visible in the plumage
- The Rosella seems lethargic and listless
- The Rosella sleeps more than normally
- Loss of appetite
- Changed faeces
- The bird sneezes more than just once in a while
- Visible discharge oozing from the nostrils
- Slit eyes instead of round eyes
- Unusual screaming
The cage will require a weekly clean using a bird safe disinfectant. Wiping down any perches and cleaning food and water bowls on a regular basis is essential to maintain the hygiene in the cage.
When sexing a Rosella it is advisable to have them DNA sexed as this is one hundred percent accurate. It consists of taking a sample of blood from the Rosella and processing it.
Bathing/ Mist spraying
Rosellas love to bath and enjoy a bird bath in their cage so they can splash around. A mist spay can be used as an alternative to the bird bath. This will help keep the Rosellas coat in good condition.
Rosellas can live for over 20 years.
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