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Old 10-24-2015, 11:23 AM
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I bought my new budgie about 2.5 months ago, had a brown bit on top of beak, but now it's gone white a very pale blue?? I'm confused, pictures below.

Bought from pet shop and I managed to have it come to me on my hand within 3 hours very pleased, it wasn't hand reared or anything so I'm happy with that, what a lovely bird! Just wondering if it's a male or female?
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Old 10-24-2015, 11:31 AM
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Your budgie is a beautiful female. When females are in breeding condition their ceres are dark brown in colour and have a crusty appearance. When they come out of condition, the ceres will revert to the creamy white colour and smoother appearance, there can also be a little bit of faint light blue colour on the edges of the cere. These changes on cere colour are all very normal and depend on your budgie girl's hormonal cycle.
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Thanks, but the budgie was only 3 month old when I got it?
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If when you got your budgie, she already had the dark brown colour on the cere and if that first photo was taken when you got her, then she was for sure much older than 3 months old.
On that photo, her cere has the mature colour, she has clearly gone through the first moult budgies have at 3 - 4 months of age. Your budgie was at the very least 6 months old when you got her.
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She is a real beauty. Glad to hear she is acting so tame for you...
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Hi, I just checked the papers certificate, it was born beginning April, so that first picture was taken beginning Aug. would have been 4 months old when I got, it is now 6.5 months old the second picture
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Your budgie is beautiful! What is her name?
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Hi, I just checked the papers certificate, it was born beginning April, so that first picture was taken beginning Aug. would have been 4 months old when I got, it is now 6.5 months old the second picture
I think the point might be that papers can be mistaken. The normal biological growth of a budgie isn't likely to change.



What's a couple of months here or there? She's beautiful and friendly!!!

She's perfect!
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I think the point might be that papers can be mistaken. The normal biological growth of a budgie isn't likely to change.



What's a couple of months here or there? She's beautiful and friendly!!!

She's perfect!

Yeah, this was a picture taken about 3 hours after I got her, very friendly. Always likes to nibble

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Your budgie is a beautiful female!

She's too cute!
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