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I'm not really worried, but does this happen to anyone else with their budgie? She won't touch/shred a wood toy for like two months, and then she'll do nothing but shred two entire giant wood blocks for a whole day. I don't think that this is a problem (I think) but does this happen to anyone else?

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Yeah that happens with my budgies. It's kinda like how a person can spend hours playing a video game one day, and then not touch it for the next few weeks. Their interests just switch to different things and then back to their shredding toy again. Females also tend to chew a lot when they are in breeding condition so that could be a cause as well. I wouldn't be worried.
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Honestly? What's weird is that I've never noticed her go into condition, even before her mate died. She's around 3.5-4 years old. She doesn't show any other symtoms besides the shredding. Anyways, I'm not worried
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Honestly? What's weird is that I've never noticed her go into condition, even before her mate died. She's around 3.5-4 years old. She doesn't show any other symtoms besides the shredding. Anyways, I'm not worried
What colour is her cere? When females go into condition their ceres will change from a whitish blue colour to a deep tan or brown. They can be in condition for months, and sometimes they will keep that brown colour for years.
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What colour is her cere? When females go into condition their ceres will change from a whitish blue colour to a deep tan or brown. They can be in condition for months, and sometimes they will keep that brown colour for years.
It's always been whitish, or a very light pink.

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It's always been whitish, or a very light pink.

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Are you sure it's a female? If you post a pic I may be able to help. In some mutations like recessive pieds and albinos/lutinos, if it's a male the cere will stay pink their whole life.

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Are you sure it's a female? If you post a pic I may be able to help. In some mutations like recessive pieds and albinos/lutinos, if it's a male the cere will stay pink their whole life.
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I think you're right that she's a female. Weird that her cere has never changed. Maybe some of the more experienced members can shed some light on that.
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She's beautiful and definitely a girl Some female's ceres never change to brown, and some female's ceres never change back from dark brown. My girl always has a cere which looks "in condition", but she's not constantly in condition. It just never changed back. I think the opposite is true for your girl, maybe the cere never changes despite her going into condition, or perhaps she will just come into condition very infrequently. I don't think it's of any concern
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