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Thread Description:I need help identifying his/her mutation and gender.

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Old 06-26-2014, 01:55 PM
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Hi guys! Here are some photos taking of Chippy in natural light. They are uploaded from my phone so they may be sideways...








I am currently quarantining him so he is in his own cage. He is from Petco and I got him last night. It is now the afternoon of the next day and he still hasn't eaten since there are not cracked shells in his food bowl. Is that okay? How do I encourage him to eat?

Also, I am calling Chippy a him since I think he is male but I'm not sure...
I'd greatly appreciate it if someone could identify his mutation and tell me whether you think he is male or female, thanks!

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Old 06-26-2014, 01:58 PM
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Hello, Chippy! No doubt he is a gorgeous budgie boy and so cute too, congrats!!
Regarding colour mutation, he is a yellow face type II sky blue opaline dominant pied budgie. I'd say he is almost nearing the 6 month old mark, his cere is starting to get the mature colour.
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I agree with aluz on gender. HE is gorgeous. I'm a bonafide idiot when it comes to mutation, so I won't even attempt that one. It's nice to meet Chippy.
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Thank you guys on the kind compliments and help!
Could anyone suggest how to encourage him to start eating?
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He is beautiful...

I am sure he will start eating. Is his cage covered on three sides, and his food close by ? All animals, especially birds, feel vulnerable when they eat, so being unsure, and a little bit afraid in his new environment, is probably why. He might have eaten plenty just before you got him too...
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Thanks for the tips! I will partially cover his cage right now, his food dish is close by since te cage is not very large.
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Thx Kristen...

Joanna...I know he is too beautiful to quit looking at, but if your watching he may refuse to eat too...

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He sure is a " pretty boy "
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Very handsome boy! and great name
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