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Collar Rosella (Platycercus zonarius)


Rosella are the most beautiful birds among parrots. They have a wide stepped tail, a notch “tooth” is clearly visible on the beak, and a large spot of white, blue or yellow is visible in the cheek area.

Rosella are very popular with bird lovers, they are often kept in cages, but they do not always breed in captivity. The male and the female have almost the same color, and the far-colored individual is far from always the male, and the colored paler is the female. After the female lays the eggs, the parents diligently incubate them and feed the chicks together until they leave the nest. Rosella willingly feed other people's chicks, so many of them can be used as adoptive parents. It is recommended to feed them with a grain mixture, flour worms, corn in the stage of milk ripeness or soaked, various fruits, mountain ash, etc. When introducing a new, previously unfamiliar feed, one should start with small portions so that the digestion is not disturbed in the birds, because this can lead to their death.

Motley rosella (Platycercus eximius) is more often than other types of rosella in the cell. Her head, neck, upper chest and nadhvoste are red, on the cheeks along a large white spot. The upper back is black with yellowish-green bordering feathers. The lower back is light green, the underbelly is yellow, the belly is greenish-yellow, sometimes yellow. The wings and wing coverts are black with a blue fan. Bird length 32 cm.

Distribution area - East Australia and the island of Tasmania.

Variegated rosella get used to captivity easily. They belong to pleasant house birds, are calm, never cry, but it is not recommended to keep them together with other parrots, since rosella are very aggressive. They do not tolerate dampness, so it is necessary to ensure that the room is dry, often ventilate it. The motley rosella is clean and should be set up every morning with a bathhouse with clean room temperature water.

Red, or pentant, rosella

In red, or pentante, rosella (Platycercus elegans), the plumage is carmine-red. The cheeks, wings and tail top are indigo blue. On the back there are black feathers with carmine-red edging, on the wing there is a white and blue strip. Bird length 34 cm, tail 15-17 cm.

The homeland of the penant rosella is East and South Australia.

In captivity, the red rosella are very calm and unpretentious. They are smaller than other rosells, they are afraid of lowering air temperatures and in the more southern regions of our country they can winter in outdoor enclosures with insulated outbuildings. However, it should be remembered that the penant rosella very restlessly sit on their eggs and are reluctant to feed their chicks. The nest box or small house should be deep (50x28x28 cm in size), the diameter of the letch is 9 cm. If the female does not incubate eggs, they should be placed with adoptive parents, for example, to a motley rosella or necklace parrots. If the penant rosella turned out to be good parents, then after 21 days of hatching, chicks hatch from the eggs, which fly out of the nest at the age of 4 weeks. After the departure of the young, the parents, mainly the male, feed them for another 3-4 weeks.

A mixture of red rosella with motley and collar is known.

The collar rosella (Platycercus zonarius) is colored as follows: the head is black with a brown tint, sometimes there are several red feathers on the forehead, the feathers on the throat have a blue border, the back of the neck, to the middle of it - a yellow band, the top of the chest, back and tail are green , wings are green with blue bordering of the extreme feathers, the bottom of the chest, abdomen, and yellow undertail. The length of the bird is 36-38 cm.

It lives in deserts, steppes, rare eucalyptus forests of central, southwestern and western parts of Australia.

In captivity, he behaves calmly, never screams, sometimes reproduces. The male, while courting the female, makes big jumps, tumbling, flying up and chasing her in flight along the aviary, then sits on the perch, grinds feathers from excitement and spreads her fan out. The conditions for maintaining and caring for the collar rosella are the same as for the motley.

How much is a collar rosella

All parrot lovers are interested in how much a collar rosella costs and how to buy a collar rosella completely healthy with documents.

The price of the collar rosella is not high enough - from 15,000 rubles. You also need to consider the costs of an aviary, food, veterinary examinations.

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