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Old 09-02-2016, 02:51 PM
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Hello everyone,

So two days ago, while i was in my bedroom at night, i suddenly noticed a blue "thing" walking around. I had the living room windows open so i suppose this budgie escaped from someone and came into my house.

I didn't really know anything about this kind of parrots (didnt even know its called a budgie ), so i wasn't sure what to do. I tried to catch him but even though he wasn't too scared, he softly bitted my hand so i let go. I asked the neighbours but none knew anything.

I decided keep him in the room with a water bowl and some seeds that i happened to have.

The next day, after work, i bought a cage and some food for budgies. He was calm when i entered the room and while i was preparing his cage he was happily running, jumping and flying around. He(or she) even shut on my hand and let me feed him some millet. Also i noticed that his tail was missing

When his cage was ready i put him and he started eating like crazy for like 3-4 hours and after that he went to sleep. One thing to note is that he slept on the floor. Never actually saw him go higher than his where his food was.

Today evening i came back from work and he was sleeping. Every few minutes he wakes up, eats a little bit and then back to sleep. But now he sleeps on one of the top branches.

Not sure what about his behavior. Maybe he is just exhausted.

With some google search i think he is an opaline but im not sure about his(hers) sex and age.

Looks like he has some discoloration on his ceres which worries me a bit.

I have attached some pictures. Any help will be appreciated.





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Welcome to the forums! You have certainly come to the right place as you will find all you need to know on budgie care here.
Since you are new to pet birds, the information on the several articles and sticky threads at the top of each section of the forums will be extremely useful as you become more familiar with the species.

I'm very glad this budgie managed to fly into your home and you have taken care of her!
To answer your questions, you have an adult female budgie (1 year or older). The discolouration on the cere is nothing for you to be worried about as females when out of breeding condition will have mainly whitish ceres, which may or may not have some faint light blue colour on the edges.
She is a sky blue opaline budgie. Most likely she has lost her tail feathers during her time on the great outdoors. She will grow in new feathers in few weeks' time.
No doubt she has been through a lot while lost, and the fact that she wouldn't leave the food bowl and kept herself near the bottom of the cage is perfectly understandable.

You could spread some flyers advertising a found budgie around your neighbourhood and on nearby pet stores and vets. Contacting the local animal shelter may also be a good option if her owners are currently looking for her. You can also use social media platforms to try to locate the owners.

Best of luck with everything!
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Thank you very much for your fast reply! I have googled a lot and thought she was a boy because of the blue cere. I will try to find her owner but in case no one looks for her I will be glad to take care of her.

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Thank you for rescuing the little budgie girl and caring for her while you try to locate her owner.
aluz has offered you excellent advice on ways of trying to locate the person.

If it turns out you are unable to locate the owner and you end up keeping her, you'll want to ensure you get her a much larger cage and the appropriate natural branch perches, etc.

The minimum recommended size cage for one budgie is 18"x18:x18". However, the bigger the cage the better as long as the spacing between the bars is no more than 1/2".

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Hi and to the forums!

I'm very glad you were able to rescue this little girl and she has a safe home with you, whether it's for a few days or a few years

I love her colouring--I agree with Aluz concerning her mutation, however, I would like to add that she also has one violet factor as well, making her sky blue single factor violet opaline

You couldn't have come to a better place to learn even more about budgies and how to care for them, starting with the links provided by FaeryBee.

If you have any questions afterwards, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help!

Does she have a name yet?

Hope to see you around and keep us posted on how things go!

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Thank you guys! Her Name is "Patata".

She hasn't said much yet but she seems to be doing just fine .

I had to be out of the city these few days while my mother took care of her, so i didn't have time to post any flyers. Ill post some tomorrow and we will see what happens.
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I'm glad to hear little Patata is doing fine now.
I'm looking forward to your next update (and more pictures, please ).
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Hi Guys,

A little update on Patata.

She has started chirping a little bit the last 2 days and she is also a little more active. Her tail is also slowly coming back.
She is still puffed up most of the time though and sleeping/eating is still her main priority, but atleast today she ate some millet of my hand and flew around the house for a few minutes.

Two days ago i posted some flyers but no one has called me yet. If no one responds until Monday ill be keeping her for good and ill order a bigger cage so that she has more space. Im also planning to get her to a Vet next week just to be sure that everything is ok. She is being a bit lethargic which worries me, but maybe she needs to get used to her new home.



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Moving into a new environment is stressful and Patata looks as though she may be starting a molt as well.
I believe I see some pin feathers beginning on her little head.

I'm sure she'll love having a new cage with lots of room and will be a happy little girl with you caring for her if no one comes forward to claim her.
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It is wonderful that you are willing to take little Patata in if you cannot locate her owners! Karma to you for your kindness to this little girl!
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