Galah

Galahs are a pink and grey coloured cockatoo found in most areas of Australia. Galahs have the reputation of being somewhat of a pest or nuisance. But Galahs are actually a highly intelligent, social and highly adaptable animal.

At Kellyville Pets we love our animal friends and are committed to matching owners with the right pet and providing customers with unsurpassed advice, service and selection of products. This is our way of ensuring our animals have the best possible start in their new home with you. 

All birds come with a 14 day health guarantee and a 7 day cooling off period as part of our standard policies and procedures.

About Galahs

Galah Information:

Galah Size:

Large up to 35-45cm

Galah Life Span:

80 years

Galah Temperament:

Some hand-reared galahs will actually think of themselves more as a human than as a bird.

Both sexes of galahs can imitate human voice but male galahs are known to be better talkers. Recent research into parrots seems to indicate that galahs can develop the communication and problem solving skill level of a two-year old child.

Galah Grooming:

Regular wing clipping is recommended to prevent flying away or any injuries to the bird.
Giving your Galah the opportunity to bathe is important. Frequent bathing serves several purposes. It prevents dry skin, softens the keratin coating which helps with moulting, and keep your bird bright and clean.

Your bird should have access to a bathing dish with fresh water every day.

Galah Feeding:

Galahs naturally feed on grasses, herbs, seeds, nuts, berries, roots, green shoots and leaf buds. Sometimes eating insects and their larvae when additional protein is required such as when breeding.

Galahs should be fed a mixed diet of seeds (limit sunflower seeds as its high in fat), grass, leafy vegetables, fruit, oats and corn. Also provide shell grit and cuttle fish for calcium.

Galahs also require a daily supply of fresh water for drinking and occasionally bathing.

Galah Cage:

The cage is a safe retreat or haven for your Galah. This is where the bird feels safe and secure, no different than what you feel when you walk into the door of your home. There is food to eat, water to drink and best of all toys to play with!

The cage should be kept clean by wiping it down with detergent and water or a bird safe disinfectant solution. Newspaper seems to be the safest bedding as organic bedding can cause illness and death if ingested, also the dust associated with them can be harmful.

The location of the cage in your home is very important. Galahs are flock members and like to be where the action is. They need the human interaction and their curiosity to know what is going on makes the place where the cage is essential to their health and happiness. Most Galah cages seem to live in dining and living rooms, but remember not to expose the cage on all sides so they will still have a secure feeling when in their home.

A suitable cage for an Galah is at least 61x91x122 cm and has a playpen top with a tray. Galahs are very active and need a lot of outside time. It's important to make sure that there are toys both inside the cage and outside in the playpen area to keep your Galah Busy!

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