You must have a very keen vision to know how to establish the external differences between the sexes. In general, males are larger than females of the same species and have a slightly more intense coloring. The wooer behavior of the male betrays him with greater reliability. In general, the Rola Zebra is a very calm bird that likes to spend most of its time on the floor of the aviary. From time to time, They enjoy to take a bath in the sand. Put on the floor of the cage or aviary a heavy ceramic dish with river sand, washed, especially for that purpose. Moreover, they also like to take a bath (water) on hot days. The birds that have been housed outdoors may ultimately prove distant and jumpy, but if you breed these birds indoors, from an early age, and devote considerable attention to them, they can become tame very quickly.
The Rola Zebra lives well in a outdoor aviary with plants in sufficient numbers. They also live well in cages, provided they are sufficiently large, as well as in indoor aviaries. Since these birds are not climbers, you should give preference to the width of the cage or aviary, more than to the height. The Rola Zebra is extremely sensitive to cold and to pass the winter they absolutely need an indoor heated shelter.
The Rola Zebra is not difficult to breed, as long as they are assured that are breed in a calm environment. Birds are very sensitive to any disturbance. As a consequence, they may abandon their offspring or eggs. You can let them move freely in an outdoor aviary, provided it is situated in a quiet place and contains many plants, so that these birds do not need to worry, permanently, with noise or with other birds. If this is the case, we recommend removing them to a breeding cage (spacious) indoors. The turtledoves make their nest in a slovenly ceramic plate (breeding platform especially known for turtledoves), but also can make nests in boxes, where they typically lay two eggs to be hatched by the female. The offspring are born after twelve or thirteen days. The plumage comes in less than two weeks. The birds are then treated and fed in a less intense way, for some time. However, in most cases, the parents are already starting another gestation. It is recommended to separate the offspring from the parents as long as they are capable of feeding by themselves independently.
You can feed these birds with a basic diet of mixed seeds for small tropical birds. They also appreciate small pieces of food with eggs, and sprouted seeds. The same applies to fruits and vegetables. Make sure that there is always a good supply of sandstone, so that the birds can meet their digestive needs.