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Crimson Rosella

Crimson Rosella


Species group:
 Rosellas

Other name(s): Pennant's Rosella;
Yellow Rosella (P. e. flaveolus)

Scientific name: Platycercus elegans

Appearance

Details: The Crimson Rosella, particularly the
deep-red subspecies, is a stunning aviary classic. Because it's hardy, independent, and easy to breed, it became a breeder's favorite from the early days of aviculture. As a personal pet, it gathers decidedly mixed reviews, with many people reporting that their birds revert to wild behavior no matter what they try. If you're looking for a decorative species that isn't too loud and doesn't demand much, if any, hand-holding, the Crimson Rosella may be your bird. It is not for the person seeking a devoted companion or a world class talker.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
beauty, curious nature, bright red color
Challenging:
attention, constant supervision, big cageaviary, loud calls
Overall review
  • Currently 100
4.8 (4)
OzziePete
I have owned a couple of Crimson Rosellas over the ye...
Review by: OzziePete (33) updated February 17, 2013 21:27
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
petsarepals
I had a pair in our family ranch. We didn't keep them...
Review by: petsarepals (7) February 13, 2013 23:36
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
Sjazzmean
These birds have a beautiful color and voice, can mak...
Review by: Sjazzmean (11) updated May 26, 2012 10:26
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
Vickig14
This is my favorite bird of all time! He has the best...
Review by: Vickig14 (5) January 17, 2009 13:21
  • Currently 100
5.00

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