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Her cere has been turning brown . It started less than a month ago, and Mink is a bit over 10 months old.

Is she going to start using makeup next?!

These pics taken in natural daylight show her true color for once, which is hard to capture in photos in artificial light.




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I love that first picture where she's all comfy and fluffed up. And she has beautiful throat spots. When Sage got to that stage she started to chew through the ladder rungs, and Sunny went 'let's find a nest' crazy for a bit. I hope your little Mink is better behaved then those two!
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Thanks Emma, her throat spots always look different because they're always messy and pushed aside in different positions lol.

You know... strangely now that you mention it... I saw the end of a multi forked branch (Manzanita hardwood ) with about 3 inches of the twig broken off on the ground under the grate! I thought, how did that get there? Surely a budgie doesn't have the beak strength to do that... A BUDGIE??! There was a toy hanging on that branch, and I thought the constant movement of the toy over the branch wore it thin and broke it off, but that really doesn't seem likely either, given how hard the wood is. So most likely Mink chewed through it over the course of a couple weeks! It is much harder wood than pine, and about a quarter inch thick. Sorry, don't know the conversion, but half inch is a little over one centimeter. I have never kept anything in the cage even remotely nest like, and Twigs isn't the least bit interested in her. I hope it stays that way.
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Oh, there was nothing in Sunny's cage nest like. It was when she went out. Poking around every little thing she could! That behaviour has settled down now, I'm pleased to say.
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Oh, there was nothing in Sunny's cage nest like. It was when she went out. Poking around every little thing she could! That behaviour has settled down now, I'm pleased to say.
Oh, I wasn't implying I thought you had anything nest like , but I'm glad it has settled down. I am crossing my fingers that Mink never has any "eggy" issues. Although I've had birds for over 20 years, Mink is my first mature female bird!
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Oh it's okay, I wasn't thinking you implied anything just wanted to highlight how obsessed females can get with it.
I would never have picked females as I was concerned about the same issue myself but I can just hope that everything stays good. With the forum as a fantastic resource to help, the budgie girls are in safe hands.
I feel like by the time Sage and Sunny come out of season, Star and Josie will start up, lol!
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I wonder if any of our girls will be the type to stay with brown ceres year round?
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Mink is turning into a big girl. I love her color....
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Ah, I see our precious baby girl Mink is a proper young lady! She is certainly beautiful--and do let Mallorn know if any of you lot's girls stay brown year round, Mallorn does

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Thank you Randy! She's an Olive green, with sf violet .

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Ah, I see our precious baby girl Mink is a proper young lady! She is certainly beautiful--and do let Mallorn know if any of you lot's girls stay brown year round, Mallorn does

Goregeous pictures of a beautiful budding lady!
If Mink's cere stays brown, we will be sure to let Mallorn know! It's amazing how fast budgies mature!
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