for all you that have all different varieties of the grass parakeets, ie. rosellas, bourkes, etc.
Can I house in an aviary a pair of bourkes with a pair of eastern rosellas, with a pair of pennants, with a pair of scarlet chestes etc.
If they could be housed together, how big an aviary would you suggest? out budgie one is 8ft wide, by 6 feet tall, by 4 feet deep, and houses around 25. I would like to build a similar sized one IF i can house them together.
As you know, i have the pair of rosa bourkes and would LOVE to get a pair of some other different types. I have read the bourkes dont like to be house with other bourkes, but do they do well with other grass types???
ps, karen, i know you have a lot of these, how are yours housed?
Well first up - Eastern Rosella's are not a grass parrot. If you house a pair of Rosella's with other birds, during breeding season the Rosella's will bully maybe even kill other birds. Rosella's must have their own aviary if you plan to breed them.
If you don't plan to breed them then a standard 2m X 3m aviary should be fine for them.
Bourke's are fine with other grass parrots - including other Bourkes they might fight with other Bourke's but only when you breed them & only to establish dominance.
ok, the book i got today was "long-tailed parakeets" and they listed the rosellas in there, my opps as kate likes to say! i would like to house them all together all year, and pull pairs out that i want to breed. would that work?
What a Interesting Thread this is. Number one I would keep Rosella's on there own as they will kill come breeding season. You can house Bourke's with Scarlets or Turkes as Bourke's will not cross. You will find housing Scarlets with Turkes a bit of a problem as they will cross. It seems to be that all Neophemas will cross except for the Bourke parrots. Even in a big aviary they will fight during breeding season. I have Bourke's housed with Regents and Red Wings they all get along fine.
Red Rumps can be savage and should be housed on there own. I hope this helps you
i recently got given an aviary that had a torquisine parrot (neophema pulchella) a.k.a a turquiose parrot and i was wondering if you had any information on it. i had to take it out of the aviary as it was being attacked by a cockatiel. it is now in one of those small budgie cages.i have got a bigger cage but i cant find any info on how to set them up specifically for grass keets.please can someone give me some direction on setting a cage up for a grass keet.also if possible provide picss of any cages you have setup for any of ur birds