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Cozette 12-07-2014 01:24 AM

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So I got the chance to interact with this little girl. We spent a few hours together. She is supposed to be weaned plus 3-4wks. So I assumed about 3mths old, is that right? She was parent raised so I wasn't sure what she'd be like when I tried to interact with her.

Well I had her step onto a perch to get out of the cage. We then practiced step up and I gave her millet as a reward. She is SOOOO calm.....I wasn't expecting her to be so tame for being untame lol. She even let me pet her head and seemed to like it. I am just so surprised considering she was parent raised and never handled.

Anyway, I haven't tried assessing the male yet. I think he is about 8mths old, also parent raised and not handled. I wonder if I have had such luck with the female cuz she's young? I am still not sure if I should keep them both as a pair or just the female and let my dad take back the male. I think she can tame up fast and that her personality could work with Cozette's.

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Pretty boy 12-07-2014 02:39 AM

Oh she is so lovely she almost looks like an old sole like she has been here before. if it were me I couldn't give her back for sure.:D

aluz 12-07-2014 03:54 AM

Wow, she is beautiful! I didn't you you got and English budgie pair, congrats!! :D
Your budgie is quite young indeed, and hasn't started to moult yet. I'd say she is close to reaching 3 months old, but not quite there yet.

Cozette 12-07-2014 04:10 AM

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Originally Posted by aluz (Post 2601690)
Wow, she is beautiful! I didn't you you got and English budgie pair, congrats!! :D
Your budgie is quite young indeed, and hasn't started to moult yet. I'd say she is close to reaching 3 months old, but not quite there yet.

Thank you. How can u tell?

Cozette 12-07-2014 04:23 AM

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She does look like a female right?

aluz 12-07-2014 04:45 AM

Yes, that last set of pics pretty much confirms she is a young budgie girl. As to her age, I see she has her baby bars up to the top of her cere (heavily barred) and that indicates she is very young, the same goes when looking at the colour on her cere and the beautiful shiny black baby eyes.

Frankie'sFriend 12-07-2014 04:55 AM

What a fluffy little marshmallow she is! I would not be able to give her back either. She has the cutest face!!!

PipSqueakZ 12-07-2014 06:08 AM

Beautiful baby girl! Go on...........keep her! :D

BirdCrazyJill 12-07-2014 07:46 AM

She is so adorable!! :)

Vargur 12-07-2014 08:46 AM

Im in love!

She is gorgeous!

Spiritbird 12-07-2014 08:55 AM

Are your beauties from the same clutch?

Jo Ann 12-07-2014 09:05 AM

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Heart throb!! This is a wonderful expression in the face. Good age to still cuddle. The head scritches may not continue and do not be surprised if ther is some hormonal conflict with Cozette in the future. That is all part of being a hen. Balance the hills and valleys and give them a chance to get to know each other. Adding a 3rd bird may be too much for Cozette. She definitely knows what she wants and get out of the way when that mind is in gear!!! Enjoy. The new girl is so feminine and pretty just as a charming girl should be!!!

Enjoy!! Jo A:budge::happy4::happy4:nn

eduardo 12-07-2014 09:35 AM

She is a beauty, and so is the male. I would keep them both:D

Sammiejw 12-07-2014 09:51 AM

ah she is a beauty!! keep keep keep!! x

Jonah 12-07-2014 10:24 AM

Congrat's...she is not only a beauty, but sound's very personable too....:cool:

FaeryBee 12-07-2014 10:48 AM

Amber,

Your new baby girl is absolutely adorable!

I hope she and Cozette will become good friends once she's out of quarantine. :) Have you decided on a name for her yet?

Mikey Did It 12-07-2014 12:54 PM

She is STUNNING!! And so sweet. I say, keep her! She deserves a wonderful home like yours.
I'm glad you commented on how amazingly tame she seems for being parent raised with no handling in the nest, as my English budgie girl Bacall is that way too. Hard to believe she's never been handled, but she comes to the side of the cage to nibble my face when I talk baby-talk to her through the bars, and when I put my hand in to feed millet, she comes right over and always nibbles affectionately at my fingers before gently nibbling at the millet. The male isn't that way; just her. Hope she passes her wonderful temperament to her babies in the future.

Cozette 12-07-2014 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Jo Ann (Post 2601978)
Heart throb!! This is a wonderful expression in the face. Good age to still cuddle. The head scritches may not continue and do not be surprised if ther is some hormonal conflict with Cozette in the future. That is all part of being a hen. Balance the hills and valleys and give them a chance to get to know each other. Adding a 3rd bird may be too much for Cozette. She definitely knows what she wants and get out of the way when that mind is in gear!!! Enjoy. The new girl is so feminine and pretty just as a charming girl should be!!!

Enjoy!! Jo A:budge::happy4::happy4:nn

Can I ask, what you mean by hormonal conflict?

Cozette 12-07-2014 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by FaeryBee (Post 2602274)
Amber,

Your new baby girl is absolutely adorable!

I hope she and Cozette will become good friends once she's out of quarantine. :) Have you decided on a name for her yet?

Thank you. Yes, Cozette was very much like this little girl in personality when I brought her home and she is so laid back for a hen....based on what I hear. Although she never like scritches. So I think their personalities could work. I have been considering Darby as a name for her.

Cozette 12-07-2014 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by eduardo (Post 2602066)
She is a beauty, and so is the male. I would keep them both:D

I am not sure if I want to breed. I do love the idea on one hand and on the other, not so much. Also, not sure if I could tame the male since he is older. Then would two hens and a male be a possibility in the same cage? Just things I am thinking.

Cozette 12-07-2014 01:11 PM

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Are your beauties from the same clutch?

No they are not.

dsavino 12-07-2014 01:36 PM

She's gorgeous!! Darby is a beautiful name for her! I wouldn't be able to give her back either! :love:

Cozette 12-07-2014 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by aluz (Post 2601730)
Yes, that last set of pics pretty much confirms she is a young budgie girl. As to her age, I see she has her baby bars up to the top of her cere (heavily barred) and that indicates she is very young, the same goes when looking at the colour on her cere and the beautiful shiny black baby eyes.

Interesting that the second set were taken last week and I felt pretty sure it was a girl. Yesterday the white rings around her nostrils weren't really noticeable so I started second guessing.

Cozette 12-08-2014 12:09 AM

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This is her with flash today

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Jo Ann 12-08-2014 09:45 AM

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With or without a cock in residence, there will be ups and down in the hen's hormonal value as seen by the cere change and can make for a bit of PMS type behavior if two hens hit the right point to have a bad day. Not a big deal over all but van surprise you. Enjoy, Jo Ann


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