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

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Old 06-12-2018, 12:34 PM
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Default Popsicle! B or G? And why so big?

So, we just got Posicle added to our flock. He/she was so chubby and cute and was still there after like 2 weeks at the pet shop that i took it as a sign and brought him/her home!

SO, opinions: boy or girl?

Pospiscle is also about a 3rd bigger than our other Parakeet Pizza Pie even though Posicle is younger. Any idea why this one is so big?

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Popsicle is a very adorable girl! She may have some English budgie in her, which would make her bigger than an American type. If Pizza Pie is a male, you need to be sure to do everything you can to prevent breeding.
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Popsicle is a very cute little girl, BUT from the pictures she looks to be very overweight which will be extremely detrimental to her health.

I suggest you have Popsicle examined by an Avian Vet and make the necessary adjustments to her diet.

https://www.talkbudgies.com/articles...r-disease.html

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https://www.talkbudgies.com/99-articles-diet-nutrition/

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Popsicle is a very beautiful girl. She's not an English Budgie, so her size is completely due to obesity I'm very glad you rescued her and I'm sure that with a better diet and some exercise, she'll start to improve!

I look forward to updates on how Popsicle is doing!
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Eeesh! Thank you for the info. But Pizza Pie is definitely a BOY! And they SHARE a cage! A big cage, but still...
SO, anything I can do to prevent having a stork in the mix as well?
As for Popsicle, She's not really as chubby as she looks in the pictures. She was kind of hunkered down in those photos. But she IS still big. Diet and exercise won't be a problem. I have her on good food, she doesn't appear to eat much, AND she's loose most of the day zooming around the house. Pizza Pie, who used to be more mellow, is now her partner in crime. Now I have two feathered missiles driving me and my cockatiel and my pineapple conure and my cockatoo and my finches crazy! See what happens when you add a girl to the club?!

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Rearranging their cage frequently, and limiting the light they get to 8 hours a day will help tremendously.

Please be sure you never put a nest box or anything else that could be used as a nesting site in their cage.

When they come into condition, limit the amount of protein (egg food) in their diet at that time.

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The last picture is so cute!
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Sometimes budgies are just big. English budgies were originally small Aussie budgies until humans came along an did selective breeding, you know?
My motto is 'check with the avian vet' if I'm unsure of anything. Besides, it's good to get a wellness checkup with any new bird anyway, just make sure it's an avian vet.
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It's true that some budgies are bigger than others, but obesity is not something you can overlook in a bird.

When a budgie weighs too much for it's bone structure and body size, that is a real health risk that must be addressed for the well-being of the bird.
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