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@  Jennywallace513 : (17 April 2014 - 02:11 PM) My African grey is really moulting the worst yet, should I be worried? She is a really happy bird so I don't think its stress she is 6 and lives in the lounge with us a 4 doggies and bud the budgie!
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How To Tame A Rosella Parrot?

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#1 OFFLINE   malibu200786

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:10 PM

hi i have a crimson / golden mantle hybrid rosella had him/her for about 2 weeks i bought milo from a pet shop so was kept with other birds and not hand raised . on the first day we got him we he was mad flying into everthing so we took him vets and they clipped one wing while we try to tame him , up to now he will step up onto a hand held perch but flys off he wont step up onto my finger he bit it really hard and wouldnt let go ouch ha. but am i doing ok because ive heared they are really hard to tame even just step up. all i want milo to do is fly to me eat from my hand etc nothing special. anybody any tips with rosellas?

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:56 PM

Hi and :welcome: to the forum
It's a shame they clipped his wing, and clipping only one wing even worse as the balance will be totally lost, surprised a vet did that...
But anyway that can't be undone now, we have a few members with Rosellas, all I can say is time and patience is key, they need to learn to trust you, find out what his fav treat is and start from there..

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:12 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum :-)

I have a crimson Rosella called Percy who I believe is about 8 years old ( I rehomed him)
It's a terrible Shame his wing has been clipped :( only one makes it even worse like if I cut off your right arm...
Anyway, Percy wasn't tame and prob never will be. Rosella's are more suited to aviaries with other birds rather than a tame bird to sit on you...
I've now had Percy 3 years and he will take the odd nut from my hand but other than that he doesn't really like being touched and prob won't.
It will just take a lot of time and patience. Don't move around too fast near milo and don't push him he will trust you in his own time

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:14 PM

:welcome:

As Bob says a shame about the clipping. Make sure that you reward him every time he does something like step onto his perch, that way he will associate these actions with good things :)

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:48 AM

thank you all for the welcome and the reply's. the vet at the big vets4pets chain said its better for one wing to be clipped so birds can still fly which he can i dont even know why she did it milos jus the same lol . we didnt get him for a novelty to show off tricks etc we are happy jus to let milo have run of the house was just wondering if anybody has got a rosella to trust them like other birds but it dont seem that way . we only took milo vet becasue we had a red rump parakeet then we got a GMR which both died so shop keeper gave us milo so we went vets with him to get checked over. wings wont be gettin clipped again.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:09 AM

Hi hun and welcome aboard! X red rumps and gmr s too are better suited to aviary life also could well of died due to stress!
I had to handrear 3 pennant/crimson rosellas due to the mother killing her chicks, they very quickly loose there tame mess! I have to say I have never heard of anyone keeping red rumps as a pet!


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Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:35 AM

hi nikki yea we now know about them being better in aviarys we didnt know that much about birds . 2 months ago we got the hand reared red rump of a private breeder and she was very tame and happy listening to commands etc. about 3 weeks we got a GMR from a pet shop and they said theyl be fine together and i listened as this pet shop had been selling birds for many years then the GMR died of disease then we got a GMR / crimson hybrid of the pet shop because of this and we gt him (milo) a cage . then 2 weeks later our red rump died of the same disease the vet said it sounds like parrot fever and we need ave a test next week! our. milo is still alive and no signs of watery poop yet! we got these birds because of cheap price ive gt 2 kids so need money next time i think ill spend a bit more money on hand reared and research the best breed, any suggestions?

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:48 AM

Depends what type of bird your looking for,large or small etc.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:10 PM

wel about medium size and a breed which is known to adpat well to human company , probaly inbetween 150 -300 pounds.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:43 PM

Well theres a senegal not sure how much they cost,caiques there about 400-450 cockaitel i got mine 50 pound+cage. budgies slightly smaller birds.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:43 PM

would you consider rehoming as there is alot out there that need rehomes.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:33 PM

Isn't sad when pet shops don't properly inform new owners I guess they just think of it as a sale!! :(
If I was you I wouldn't buy any thing else until you know the bird you have is ok! Or it will just be passed on to the next bird!
Kakarikis make lovely pets and talk alittle! Personally I'm not a lover of cockatiels but they do make nice pets!
Depends what your after hun and how much time you can give them!
You will certainly get lots of advice and support from the members on here! Xx

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:35 PM

Tracey I hear the caiques are lovely birds and are such contrasting colours too!! I have no knowledge of them, I just have the greys now!!

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:52 PM

hello,
It's so sad to hear of another case like this. An aviary bifrd, now badly disabled and therefore even *more* fearful due to having been wing-clipped by a 'vet' who clearly knows nothing about birds.

This bird should have its wing repaired *now* without any delay, and be provided with an aviary with another rosella for company. It will only continue to be fearful and suffer, if kept caged, indoors without the company of its own kind.

I will of course contact head office of vets4pets and ask that they ensure no such thing is done to birds in their 'care' anymore; it's appalling.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:05 PM

Caiques are joyful but are more trouble than my grey as they fly faster and can fit into smaller spaces but they do love to be with you most of the time

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:47 AM

Greg _ keeping any sort of bird in a cage or aviary is sort of cruel anyway infact keeping any caged animal is not fair on the animal . but they are captive and would be bought by someone else and he only goes in his cage at night which is a large parrot cage he goes sleep when we do and comes out when we wake up. alot of bigger parrots go crazy and need rehomeing because they learn that they are not really suppose to be just with humans locked in a house and need bird company. yea i didnt think he was just saying it for a sale at the time i just beileved him , if our rosella shows signs of being unhappy then i will sure take him some were , is tail feathers are growing back after being snapped off by other birds in the aviary at the pet shop so he cnt be to unhappy .

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:50 AM

my friends dad had a black headed caique for years , monkey parrot is there nick name. i think i might go for one in a few years. he had to give his to the parrot zoo because he works longer hours now . the parrot did lots of tricks .

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:00 PM

How are you getting on with your Rosella?


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:55 PM

the rosella is coming on day by day hes making sounds he never has one is a human sounding wolf whistle and clickin like a dolphin lol , he stays on the hand held perch for longer nt steppin up onto my finger yet tho. he likes perching on top of the tele and leans over to watch it and is gettin used to kids jumpin about but doesnt go to the floor yet.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:11 PM

That's great progress by the sounds of it. :good:

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:12 PM

That's great news sounds like you're making brilliant progress

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:34 PM

good good , glad im doing ok. just got a indian ringneck today. so do i just do what ive done with the rosella and not open the cage for a day or two let it settle down ? some people have told me 13 week and a ringneck will want you to stroke him .

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:34 PM

It will require effort and patience to get the ringneck to the point where it wants to be stroked. It won't automatically happen at 13 weeks but if you follow the same structure as you have for the rosella then Sounds like you will make progress. If he is used to being handled it might happen sooner :)

have you put them both in the same room or have you quarantined the ringneck. Remember some illnesses are airborne so watch out for signs of illness and get them both straight to the vets if you spot anything.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:50 AM

i forgot about the diseases they are in the same room at opposite sides , the IRN as started to eat drink and move n play with his toys now. im just thinkin of gettin a bigger cage hes no where near fully grown yet but his tail is long the one i got looked bigger in the shop it as a open top perch and is about 20inches long , 16inches deep and 40inches high. when will i need a new cage if i get a new one now i could disinfect this and sell it as nearly new to get money bck off buying a bigger one. what size should i be looking for?





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