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Old 11-10-2016, 05:59 AM
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hi guys, i am new to budgie world . 2 day ago i brought 4 budgies . but problem is a don't know about there gender . can any one help me to identify there gender , and if possible can u guys please tell me there age also .

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Old 11-10-2016, 06:39 AM
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Welcome to the forums and the ever exciting world of budgie ownership!
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 budgies, 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 acquainted with the species.

From the first picture, I can tell you the first two budgies on the left are young females, the third budgie is a male and the 4th one (green one) is likely a female as well. On the second photo I'm seeing a lot of white on the cere and prominent white circles around the nostril area.
All of your budgies are very young, I'd say they are fresh from turning 3 months old. By looking at them if they were bought at the same store, they are very likely clutch siblings. Especially the two budgies on the left and the one on the far right. Strict measures must be taken to prevent unwanted breeding behaviour: https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...want-eggs.html

You will have to pay close attention to their behaviours, because with a steeper difference in gender, you will run higher risks of running into trouble by housing all of them on the same cage. For your situation, it would be best to house two budgies per cage.
This link may be of use: https://talkbudgies.com/articles-gene...en-flocks.html

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Old 11-10-2016, 06:51 AM
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Would you please post a full frontal picture taken in natural light of the fourth budgie's cere (the little green one with its eyes shut on the right in the first picture}?

aluz has given you excellent advice with regard to ensuring you do not allow these budgies to breed. I agree it is very likely they are related.

It is important you ensure the cage size is adequate for four budgies and replace the plastic perches with natural wood perches (not wooden dowels).

https://talkbudgies.com/housing-budgi...age-sizes.html
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Please take the time to read through all of the How To Guides, the FAQs and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.

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Hi there and to the forums!

Your budgies are beautiful! I agree that you have three males and one male, although more pictures would be helpful.

The links posted by Aluz are great to help you with your budgies and ensuring they all get along. Be sure to read through the resources provided above, as well, to stay posted on the best practices of budgie care.

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

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Hi welcome . Your new babies are gorgeous! I espeically love the color of the "light mint green" boy. The links provided to you are important for new budgie owners to read. I think you'll find the information interesting. This entire forum is a great resource for all your budgie info. Check out our Articles section too.
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Such a cute group of young budgies. I am new to budgies as well (bought one about 2 months ago) and the stickies in each section of this forum are invaluable; and digging in to this forum as a whole helps immensely in taking proper care of budgies, and also learning about what to expect and mitigating things that might be confusing.

I learned a lot about reading my budgie's behaviors and that helped both of us. (Me and him.

I originally purchased a cage that was too small, and then I very soon bought a Prevue brand "flight cage" & filled it with natural wood perches, and my bird lit up with joy when I put him in the new cage. It was night and day. He was so happy.
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thank you guys for help , so i am keeping them all in one cage, i have large cage . after 2 months i am going to brought another cage for placing them separate next to each other.


look at this photo , they are posing for photo-shoot



and one more question yellow budgie(chico) has some under wing feather to grow that mean his age is lesser than other 3 ?
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The budgies are generally all the same age.

Please do replace the plastic perches with natural wood perches (not wooden dowels) as soon as possible as I mentioned in my previous post.

Your budgies also need swings and wooden toys to play with.
Just sitting on a perch all day is not good for their health either physically or emotionally.
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one more question , i have started to tame all the budgies , since its been one week and they are now comfortable.
yellow budgie is completely trusting me , and even allow me to touch her , others are just noticing me and her from distance . but they are not afraid of me anymore .
how long it will take to tame all of them ?

by the way i ordered wooden (safe natural ) perched in order to replace plastic one and also ordered some toys

each day i spend about 3-4 hours with them , since my post graduation is complete , i am waiting for result and every day i have lots of time to spend .
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I'm glad to hear you've ordered natural wood perches and toys.
What are the dimensions of the cage you have them in?
Length x Width x Height?

The very minimum size cage for four budgies would be
34x18x25"
Volume = 15,300" cubic inches

The bigger the cage you can provide (ensure the spacing is no more than 1/2" between the bars) the better off the birds will be both physically and emotionally.

With regard to taming and bonding:
Just like with people, some budgies will be more quick to learn and more accepting of attention than others.
Not all budgies progress at the same rate so giving you a time frame of how long it will take is impossible.
The amount of time varies from budgie to budgie.

It is very important you work at their pace and don't try to go too fast.

Take the time to read the stickies in the Taming and Bonding Section of the forum for hints and tips for your sessions.

Best wishes!
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