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. https://www.talkbudgies.com/budgie-b...want-eggs.html
I hope to see more pictures of Popsicle and your other budgies in the future.
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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!
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic
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?!
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.