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RosellaHealth & Hygiene

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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