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Old 06-24-2015, 09:16 AM
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So whilst being a learner budgie geek I stumbled upon an article and then some documentary explaining that they see in ultra violet! I mean really, imagine being able to see in ultra violet, everyone would be glowie. Although of course to a budgie this would be normal as its just another spectrum.

Also I read that it helps a budgie pick a mate. Henry must have a great face because Pippin loves him. A bird that doesn't have yellow in them do not glow so they finder it harder to find a mate. Apparently an Albino struggles the most.

Would the ultra violet cause the birds to be extra skittish or is it just in their nature?

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Old 06-24-2015, 09:21 AM
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Wow I didn't know that, Budget must be extremely handsome with his lovely Yellow glow.
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Hi AnnaLou,

Yes I read that somewhere too. The little cheek colours glow for them and the prettier the better apparently. It definitely makes sense when observing their behaviour as Oisin's favourite toy was a purple and yellow plastic ball. The yellow was very bright like fluorescent and he absolutely loved it

Perhaps that's why he adored Noah too!?
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Niamhf, I must see in Ultra violet light too as I adore Noah and of course Budget and .....
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So with some mutations we have bred them to be less attractive to the opposite sex?

I'm gonna look out for brighter toys for my two, specially if they would be more attracted to them.

Is Noah your profile pic Niamh?

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I knew!
But, of course, that is because I'm constantly reading and researching everything "budgie".

With regard to a budgie being "skittish" that is simply the nature of the species.
Being hyper-vigilient and quick to move if they perceive something to be a potential threat helps budgies in the wild ensure their survival!
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cool so if we could see in ultraviolet, does that mean we have parts on our body that glow as well?
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cool so if we could see in ultraviolet, does that mean we have parts on our body that glow as well?
Have you ever seen people under a "black light"?

How Black Lights Work - HowStuffWorks
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Under black lights we kinda glow. Our teeth definitely do, which is funny anything white glows more. I think that's slightly different to being able to see in ultra violet though from what I've read.
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Budgies can indeed see in ultraviolet, and so can other birds too.
They certainly have a better eyesight than us humans and are able to see a wider colour spectrum too.
So the world in their eyes must be so much colourful.
I don't know if there is validity in this, but have read somewhere that they are able to read our moods by a special colour we emit, it's almost like they can see our "auras" and react according to them.

I would love to know and see what colour my Khaleesi sees in me when we're playing or cuddling!
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