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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 10-23-2019, 07:45 PM
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I got Pepper 2 weeks ago, he looks like a 4 or 5-month-old budgie to me. Just curious if you feel it is a baby? When he is near my 5 year old Budgie he is about the same size. My other budgie is a girl. Maybe boys are bigger than girls??

We are still hoping Oz comes around. It is a bit better but Pepper sure wants attention from her.

The blue one is Oz and as you can see, she is about the same size if not just a bit smaller than Pepper.
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Old 10-24-2019, 05:07 PM
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We have had pepper for about 10 days now got him at a pet store ( petsmart) and as we were told he looks to be a boy. He looks big to me for a baby. I wonder judging by the pictures how old he may be?? Also, his pinkish cere I wonder if or when that changes color? does the pinkish color mean its a baby??


>>> also, I know some will remark about the mirror>>>>>>>>>>>>>we monitor how much time they spend with that mirror it has never been an issue.

We are in our 50s, not kids so we are very attentive to these budgies they get great care, love, and attention.

We are here most all day and make sure that both birds are not addicted to the mirror and they arent...no issue with it that are troublesome or addictive

Thanks to all that reply


I also wonder what mutation this baby is??

what a big budgie for a baby
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I think I see some faint baby bars on his head so he is a young bird if I am seeing correctly. Pink does not necessarily mean a young bird in some mutations the males cere will stay pink. Sometimes you can judge by the eyes whether or not it is an adult bird, once the bird is mature you can usually see the iris but then there are exceptions to that also in various mutations where the iris never becomes really prominent.
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I think I see some faint baby bars on his head so he is a young bird if I am seeing correctly. Pink does not necessarily mean a young bird in some mutations the males cere will stay pink. Sometimes you can judge by the eyes whether or not it is an adult bird, once the bird is mature you can usually see the iris but then there are exceptions to that also in various mutations where the iris never becomes really prominent.
Thank you for the reply!! its funny you mentioned the Iris thing. With Oz I STILL can't see her iris and she is 5 now. I often wondered why? and now with your reply I may know>>> but then there are exceptions to that also in various mutations where the iris never becomes really prominent<< Thank You!!
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Thank You, we like the colors also and hope when he molts that the faint yellows and different blue and black colors will remain.
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Pepper should be in quarantine.

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.

Pepper looks to be a young budgie and I'd definitely say he's less than a year old.
However, it is difficult to tell much since you've posted thumbnail pictures rather than full-sized pictures.

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Pepper should be in quarantine.

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.

Pepper looks to be a young budgie and I'd definitely say he's less than a year old.
However, it is difficult to tell much since you've posted thumbnail pictures rather than full-sized pictures.

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FaeryBee;
no offense ok. BUT..... do you send this type of message out to many as a "generic" message? I ask because if you follow my posts here about Oz and now Pepper you would have known I did just about everything you posted here. I am almost 60 years old. Had you read my previous posts, you would have known much of what you posted we already did. No offense ok, but I am an adult I know how to care for a budgie though I am not perfect, I do care for my budgie and spoil the heck out of them and know all about quarantine, having them vet checked ect... everything you posted was either something you generically send out to everyone, OR you did not follow my previous posts... I definitely appreciate your help and opinions and I am a very good if not GREAT budgie owner, we have a 3 foot wide 6-foot tall flight cage for 2 budgies, we clean it several times a day. We are careful about what they eat, we spend time with them and always are sure they have clean water and SAFE toys. We do not know everything, but we do research before we give them food that we are not sure is "safe" or good for them. We take very good care of them and have a clean nice environment for them to live we take very good care of them. I probably over do it and worry perhaps that is the sign of a good budgie owner.

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You indicated in this thread that you "got Pepper two weeks ago" and then go on to say that "when he is near your 5 year old budgie he is about the same size".

Sorry, but to me that read as if Pepper was not in quarantine which is why I sent the message I did.

Hopefully you can understand there could be misinterpretation with regard to what you have or have not done given what you posted.

I'm very glad to hear that you have a very large cage, and do all your research to ensure you give your budgies the best care possible!

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