The Chestnut Breasted Teal is native to Australia and this species is easy to keep in captivity. They are not aggressive and are suitable for mixed collections.
The males keep much of there color year round.
Like Mandarins and Wood Ducks they enjoy perching, and will use a raised box for nesting.
These birds are first year fertile, however most do not lay until their second year.
Breeding season is mainly in Spring, but they can nest at any time during the warm seasons.
Clutches consist of 6-10 eggs and are incubated for about 26 days. The ducklings of this species are not difficult to rear.