Scientific name: Platycercus Higher classification: Psittacinae Length: 26 – 37 cm (Adult) Phylum: Chordata Rank: Genus

While rosellas might not be inclined to cuddle or want to be petted like other parrots, they can be sociable if they are consistently interacted with. Rosellas make great aviary birds, and will still retain their pet quality in a flighted situation if you take the time to play with them.

Rosellas might be more susceptible to fungal infections and intestinal worm infections, namely because they are commonly housed in an outdoor aviary where they forage on the ground. Housing a rosella in an outdoor aviary means diligence in keeping the enclosure clean. Rosellas are also prone to psittacosis.

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