Rosella feeding information

by Belle
(Australia)

I am soon getting a baby rosella from the wild but I am not sure at what age I can ween it off its mother? Or what i do to feed it? If you could help me out with this it would be a big help.

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Oct 15, 2010
Rosella feeding information
by: Linda

First of all, why in the world are you getting a wild bird? Unless the mother and baby are at risk, this baby will not like being in captivity and should be left where it is, with its mother.

As for when to start the weaning process, I'm not sure, and you can find more information by doing an internet search on Rosella weaning and feeding. I think they can eat organic pellets which are carried here, and make sure of that before getting some by doing your search or searches.

As I said, I recommend not taking in a wild baby, and if you do, the first thing you must do is to take it to an Avian Vet in your driving area. This is NOT an option because wild birds usually have one or more parasites inside and out plus any number of other physical problems. So, a trip to an Avian Vet is a must. We recommend a trip to the Avian Vet for all new birds because most babies already have infections, parasites or other physical problems that need to be addressed.

Lest I repeat myself, do not take in a wild bird unless mother, baby or entire flock are in danger. For one thing, it is usually against the law to harbor a native wild bird, so you'll need to check all that out first before taking any kind of action.

Thanks for writing,
Linda

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