The eastern rosella displays brilliant layers of white, red, yellow, black and green along its 12 inch body. This subspecies, called the golden-mantled rosella, adds a blue and more hues of green and yellow to the mix. The bird is beautiful and very intelligent. However, it does not make a good pet such as the budgie parakeet or cockatiel. The eastern rosella lives among other Australian parrots at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.