EASTERN ROSELLA CHICKS

Platycercus eximius

These little 4 day old Eastern Rosella chicks came in after they were found in a hollow fence post. Feathers were all around indicating that the parent bird had been killed recently , it is suspected that a feral cat roaming the area is the guilty party.

The lady that alerted us to the fait of the chicks had been watching with great interest the progress of the nest, and knowing the chicks had hatched only days before, she called a friend as soon as she saw the carnage that had happened.

 

To cut a long story short, the chicks ended up here at Wildlife Mountain, and is now in care.

It is a great privilege to raise such wonderful little creatures, their eyes are now opening only 5 days after coming in to care, and although they may look like prehistoric creatures now, they will soon end up as some of the most beautiful birds in the Australian bush.

24th November 2004

These pictures show how they progressed in care.

10 days after coming in to care, they are fluffy, and eyes are opening

 

17 days after coming in to care, they almost look like birds now.

 

24 days in care and we are now looking at little Eastern

Rosellas with attitude.

 

This picture is taken just before release 52 days after first coming in to care. At this stage the Rosellas were very wild, and feeding themselves.

 
 
 

©Wildlife Mountain 2000 - 2017

 

We would also like to acknowledge the amazing support and help we have had from the Lismore Vet Clinic who have been an invaluable support to both us and the native wildlife of this region.


All native birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles are proteced under the Wildlife Act 1975, they may not be captured or harmed in any way without an authority issued under the Wildlife Act.