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Old 07-03-2015, 02:53 PM
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Hi Guys,

Sorry for the dramatic title but I am actually in need of help!

So we have just found out about a woman finding a budgie and keeping it in a box, we already have a budgie and experience with budgies so decided we are better prepared to look after it as the woman has had it in a box for over a day so have taken the budgie home, It seems quite small but we have no idea about its age.

Please could you help us identify the rough age / sex of the budgie and also any tips for integrating it slowly to live with our current budgie.

I will of course be posting around places and looking for anyone who has lost a budgie soon so will only keep it if we cannot find its proper owners.

Thanks so much guys
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Old 07-03-2015, 03:02 PM
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I'm glad you took in this budgie. You have a beautiful budgie girl there, I'd say she is fairly young still and about 6 months old. This is the time they first get the brown colour on their ceres and I see from her short toenails that she is young, so that is my guess, 6 months old.
I couldn't help to notice that she is currently moulting, so be sure to supplement her diet with food rich in protein, like egg food.

Since this budgie girl was found as stray in the street it really is important you quarantine her for at least 6 weeks in a different room and cage away from your other budgie. This is done as a safety measure in order to prevent any ailment being passed to your budgie.
After quarantine time is over you can place both cages close by so they get to know each other and also allow them out of cage play time on a neutral territory. Depending on how their interactions go, you can then allow them to share a cage or not. Sometimes they even decide on their own terms to move in together when one follows the other into the cage.

Best of luck with everything!
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Old 07-03-2015, 03:16 PM
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aluz has given you perfect answers to your questions.

The little budgie you are caring for is adorable.

I hope you will be able to find her owner (who may be frantically searching for her) and if not then it's wonderful you are willing to provide her with a safe and loving home.

Please keep us updated with regard to your search for her owner and how she is doing settling in with you. Karma for your kindness!

P.S. I changed your title to something less dramatic.
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Thanks for the help! Is that her final colour as I havent seen a budgie that colour before, she is super cute though!
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Yes, that is pretty much the color she will be forever.
She IS super cute!!
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quick update, she is currently in a box of sorts with plastic sides and bars on the top which is not ideal, theres no pet shops around that have a cage so will have to check charity shops etc tomorrow to find a good cage, we managed to put a swing in though which she is sat on at the moment.
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That is a cute little hen, glad you took her in...
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What a gorgeous little girl! So glad you could take her in and I'm sure she will have a much better quality of life now. I can't really add to the great advice everyone's already given you, good luck and keep us posted on her progress!
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What a cutie! I hope you find a cage for her and get her all settled in in her new home.
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