Nesting box for crimson Rosellas

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Subject: Nesting box for crimson Rosellas
From: Mark Clayton via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2021 02:36:05 +0000


Quite some time ago I bought what would probably be a suitably sized nest box at Petbarn in the Belconnen Markets. There are other Petbarn stores around Canberra so email them to see what they may have suitable. Unfortunately I haven't managed to get around to putting mine up at present. If you do find one you will need to put something like wood shavings in the bottom of the box to "cradle" the eggs - bare wood would probably end up causing the eggs to break if there start to roll around


On 11/09/2021 12:15 pm, Fleur Leary via Canberrabirds wrote:
Does anyone have or know where I can get a nesting box suitable for crimson Rosellas?
Over the last few weeks a pair of Rosellas has been investigating air vents on the wall of my neighbours house in Crace. They managed to break off the plastic vent cover of one vent hole and decided this was a good place to start a nest. My neighbour didn't think so, so he covered the hole to stop them getting in. The Rosellas still tried to get in but couldn't. After a few days of not seeing them, the Rosella pair have returned and have now turned their attention to the other vent hole. 
I thought if I set up a nesting box for them nearby, they might give up on trying to nest in the wall..... 

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