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Determining Gender Having trouble figuring out if your budgie is a male or female? Ask here!

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Hi! I just got a new budgie today to eventually join my male, Lionel, as a friend, not necessarily wanting to breed, but if it turns out I've got a female I might change my mind. I was pretty sure Lionel was a male right from the beginning at about 8 weeks old due to his rather purple/blue cere at the time (now dark blue), however I'm not sure about my new budgie. Im mostly wanting to know so I can give this friendly little bird a name! Ive included a picture if anyone can help out with their opinion!
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You have another little male. This will be great as males tend to get along quite well. I hope you are quarantining your new budgie from your current one. Do you have a large enough cage to accomodate both of them?
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I had delayed getting a second budgie for so long because I didn't have a big enough cage, but I recently purchased a large one second hand and put a lot of research and effort into cleaning and respraying with safe paint. I'm currently quarantining them but I have them next to eachother. They're climbing all over they're cages to be close to eachother but my older bird, who isn't tame but will sit on my hand in the cage (the new baby is super friendly and social) is a bit aggressive and hormonal at the moment so I am going to delay putting them together for a couple of weeks. I did pop them together under supervision for a moment today because they were so interested in eachother which was met by a little bit of aggressive pecking and also by my older bird regurgitating seed and feeding the baby. Glad to hear they will soon get along swimmingly. Now just to think of a name!
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Your new little budgie is definitely a very handsome male. I'm glad you have two males so even the idea of breeding is not going to be an issue down the road.

Quarantine means housing the new bird in a different cage in a different room than the current bird (as far away from the room the current bird is in as possible) for a period of 35-45 days.

Budgies mask symptoms when they are ill. Symptoms may not show up for over two weeks.
Often you will not even realize your bird is not well. Many budgie illnesses are airborne which is why you need to quarantine your new bird in a completely different room.

It is also a good idea to always take a new budgie in to see an Avian Vet for a "well-birdie" check-up. This allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet and the vet can establish a baseline for your bird in case of any future illnesses or injuries.


Distinction between an Avian Vet and a Vet that "Will See Birds"

After the quarantine period, it is always best that the budgies be introduced in neutral territory.

https://talkbudgies.com/new-budgie-ar...o-budgies.html

What are the dimensions of the new larger cage you now have? Length, Width, Height

The very minimum size recommended for two budgies would be 30" Long x 18" wide x 18" High.
However bigger is always better.
It is critical to ensure the spacing between the bars on the cage is no more than 1/2" wide.
A budgie can easily get its head stuck between bars that are even 5/8" apart.
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The dimensions of the new cage are 32 x 21 x 35 inches so plenty of space for the two of them. Thanks for the advice on quarantining, they're in different rooms now. I got the new budgie off a reputable bird breeder so hopefully no illnesses. I've got two vets in my family, so I'll probably just get one of them to give him the once over
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The dimensions of the new cage are 32 x 21 x 35 inches so plenty of space for the two of them. Thanks for the advice on quarantining, they're in different rooms now. I got the new budgie off a reputable bird breeder so hopefully no illnesses. I've got two vets in my family, so I'll probably just get one of them to give him the once over
It's great to know you have a large enough cage for your new birds. No offence to your family members who are vets, but unless they have specialised in avian medicine, then I really would advise going to an Avian Vet. I'm sure your family members are wonderful vets, but there are soo many different species of animal on this planet, and not every vet has specialised in avian medicine.
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