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I wasn't sure where else to put this on the site so I decided to post it here. I'm 99% positive my little Caesar is a male. However, I'm a little confused about his age. Most of the bars have disappeared from his head but you can still faintly see some of them. This made me think he was under a year old. But his eyes are very gray around them. Not black like younger budgies. I'm hoping someone can give me an idea of how old my little boy may be. I have some pictures in natural light and some with the flash on which shows the bars on his head and his gray eyes a little better.
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Old 07-12-2015, 06:13 PM
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Not sure why some of the pictures are sideways!
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Your budgie is still fairly young, he still has most of his baby throat spots and his cere is showing the almost mature colours, so my guess is that he is very close to reaching 6 months old.
Since your boy has a leg band, you can check the year he has hatched. You should be able to see the number 15 indicating is hatched in 2015.
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Your budgie is still fairly young, he still has most of his baby throat spots and his cere is showing the almost mature colours, so my guess is that he is very close to reaching 6 months old.
Since your boy has a leg band, you can check the year he has hatched. You should be able to see the number 15 indicating is hatched in 2015.
Thanks! I have been trying to check his leg band but he won't let me spin it around to read it!
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his leg band says HF - 4691 and it is red.
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Does anyone know what that means?
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I couldn't tell you, where did you get him? Sometimes this is a clue as to where they come from, and therefore the numbers and letters could tell you.
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I got him From That Fish Place here in Lancaster Pa. They got him from a breeder but I'm not sure which one. I knew he was older than the rest and had been at the store for a while because he was the only one in the cage who had his cere color developed.
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Well, I did a little research and the only thing I can find is that red leg bands from the ABS (American Budgerigar Society) are from the year 2012, making him three years old. However, I don't know if the breeder they got him from used bands from them, although it seems like the only way to get bands for budgies.
He looks younger than three years, so I don't think this helped any
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Thanks for trying! I found the same information when I looked online and found it hard to believe he was 3 years old. Especially since the pet store I got him from told me they only bring in baby budgies from one breeder to ensure health. Maybe I will call them and see if they can give me more information.
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