Bookmark and Share
Your E-mail:
Will your bird get a holiday gift this year?

« Select another bird species

Rock Pebbler birds

Rock Pebbler Bird Species
Rock Pebbler Stats
Scientific Name:  Polytelis anthopeplus
Size:  15 to 16 inches
Native Region:  southwest and southeast regions of Australia
Life Expectancy:  up to 30 years
Noise Level:  Low
Talk/Trick Ability:  Low. Rock pebblers that do learn to speak are birds of few words. They typically learn to mimic sounds and calls from other birds. According to breeders who have raised rock pebblers, the words said by these pet birds learn are usually picked up from other birds.

How to train your bird bird health
Bird Cages and Accessories What is my bird doing?

Carefresh Basic Pet Bedding (14 liters)
Regular Price: $5.99
Rock Pebbler Species Profile
Traits:  Rock pebblers make laid-back pet bird. They can be social, but these birds are also capable of entertaining themselves and enjoy their independence. Unlike some other species of parrots, the rock pebbler does not require constant handling, although they are friendly pet birds that enjoy human interaction.

Behavior/Health Concerns:  Although the Rock pebbler is not prone to illness or disease, they can get intestinal worms or fungal infections if they are not kept inside or in an outdoor aviary with a clean, cement floor free of dirt due to their natural instincts to eat on the ground. A variety of fresh fruits and vegetables will please these pet birds. Male rock pebblers have a mostly yellow body with olive plumage around the crown and neck. The male bird’s wings are also mostly yellow. A broad red band is located on the inner wing converts of males and the band is bluish-black on the outer wing coverts. Female rock pebbles are a more olive color and their red bands are duller. Female rock pebblers have a blue-green tail with pink tip on the underside. While the male and female rock Pebblers have color distinctions, western-born males are a duller yellow color, making it more difficult to decipher between the sexes.

Expert Advice

“Rock pebblers are friendly and easy going, but are nervous with their nesting. Leave the hen alone when nesting. Of all the Australian parakeets I would say the rock pebbler and Australian King are the best at picking up whistles and words.”

Melinda Schmitz, owner of Anza’s Australian Beauties aviaries

Top Products
BirdChannel Home | Bird Breeders | Bird Species | Related Links | BirdChannel Editors and Contributors
                       | Birds USA |  
Disclaimer: The posts and threads recorded in our message boards do not reflect the opinions of nor are endorsed by I-5 Publishing, LLC nor any of its employees. We are not responsible for the content of these posts and threads.
Copyright ©  I-5 Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.
Our Privacy Policy has changed. Your California Privacy Right/Privacy Policy
Advertise With Us  |  SiteMap  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Community Guidelines | Bird eClub Terms
BirdChannel Newsletter Signup | Link to Us | About Us | More Great I-5 Sites
Gold Standard

*Content generated by our loyal visitors, which includes comments and club postings, is free of constraints from our editors’ red pens, and therefore not governed by I-5 Publishing, LLC’s Gold Standard Quality Content, but instead allowed to follow the free form expression necessary for quick, inspired and spontaneous communication.

Hi my name's 

Visit the Photo Gallery to
cast your vote!
Information on over 200 critter species