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Old 09-07-2018, 12:35 PM
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Hello everyone. I’m new here so if i’m not posting in the right place please let me know. I was wondering g if anyone can tell me how old they think my baby is. i’m guessing about 7 months? his cere is blue so i’m thinking male, his stripes are gone on top of his head and the circles on his neck look dark. my confusion is the iris? seems his eyes are still quite dark. what do you all think?
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Old 09-07-2018, 02:35 PM
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You’ve come to a great place to learn everything about budgies! Please read through the Stickies and Articles provided. By reading, you’ll become familiar with the forum, and you’ll also find answers to some basic questions.

It’s hard to be super accurate about age because some budgies mature and change sooner than others. Tido is a cute little guy . He’s been through at least his first molt, and is old enough for his cere to be blue. The cere color change happens after the first molt, and usually at around 6-8 months, but it varies. My male was over a year before he changed, but that’s due to his underlying mutations. Others might be able to give more clues as to the age.

In regard to Tido’s eyes being solid dark, it could be due to what color mutation genetics are in him which aren’t visually expressed. As in the case of my two budgies, they are visual normals, but carry recessive pied in their genetics so they have the dark eyes even as adults, and always will.
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Tido is a very handsome boy and RavensGryf has given you excellent information with regard to age.

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These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.

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Hi there and to the forums!

Tido is a sweet little guy

I agree with Julie regarding his age. Most likely, he's a few months short of a year, but he may be slightly older or younger, depending.

It's great to have you with us and you've come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices! If you have any questions after reading through everything, be sure to ask as we'd love to help!

We hope to see more of sweet Tido when you get a chance!

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