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Old 11-17-2016, 07:51 AM
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We have been planning to adopt a second budgie since we first got our girl Kikker. We wanted a hand-raised male with pied mutation and have been contacting breeders in the Netherlands for weeks to find "the one". Yesterday, we went to a pet shop to buy some supplies for Kikker, and somehow ended up with a new baby budgie: Huckleberry Finn!

I know this is a typical story and still does not justify putting money in careless pet shops owners' pockets, but this is how it went: There were nearly 15 budgies crammed into a tiny cage, constantly fighting over food and space. It broke our heart and we decided to rescue one. Huck was the youngest in the cage. He misses his tail feathers and the tips of his primary flight feathers are pretty roughed up. But otherwise he looks and acts healthy. We will still keep him in quarantine for 45 days to protect Kikker and in the mean time try to bond with him.

This morning he got a millet spring for breakfast. I didn't think he would eat because of the stress of being in a new place, but he immediately started munching! Then Kikker and Huck started calling each other across our apartment. Huck's baby chirps are so adorable!

I keep saying "he" but I'm not sure about the gender. He looks like a boy to me. Any ideas? (I started another thread about this question but didn't get a definitive answer yet.)

Again a guess, but I think he's about 8 weeks old. What do you think?

In any case, we think Huck is very beautiful and we're looking forward to gaining his trust.






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Old 11-17-2016, 01:51 PM
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Congratulations on Huckleberry Finn . He sure is cute. I'm not sure if the pic has the accurate color or not, but it looks like a boy color on the pic.
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Congratulations on Huckleberry Finn . He sure is cute. I'm not sure if the pic has the accurate color or not, but it looks like a boy color on the pic.
Hi RavensGryf, thank you for your response! These new photos are in natural light. The cere is somewhat purple and I think photos are quite accurate.

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It's not as pink as some males, but I've seen baby males with purple too. It's not the color cere you'd expect for a baby female (light blue/white) unless the pic was not showing actual color. So with that said, I say male
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It's not as pink as some males, but I've seen baby males with purple too. It's not the color cere you'd expect for a baby female (light blue/white) unless the pic was not showing actual color. So with that said, I say male
I agree! Glad to have confirmation. Thanks for your input. The main reason of my confusion is the man at the pet shop. He was dead sure that Huck is a female. Then again he also thought that budgie sexing works like a baby shower: pink for a girl and blue for a boy Huck has lavender or lilac cere, so right in between the baby shower colors.

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Congratulations on your new little friend! Your little Huckleberry Finn is a gorgeous boy.
I have replied on your other thread at the Determining Gender section. By looking at him, I'd say he is three and a half months old.
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Huck is beautiful! A handsome boy indeed

I love him, look at his precious little face I look forward to seeing lots more of him soon!
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Congratulations on your new little friend! Your little Huckleberry Finn is a gorgeous boy.
I have replied on your other thread at the Determining Gender section. By looking at him, I'd say he is three and a half months old.
Thank you so so much aluz! I'm so happy now because a boy means higher chance of getting along with Kikker!

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Huck is beautiful! A handsome boy indeed

I love him, look at his precious little face I look forward to seeing lots more of him soon!
Thank you thank you StarlingWings! He has such a tiny baby face

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Hahaha I'm reading Huckleberry Finn for school right now and saw this thread and thought, "wow, what a coincidence!" Does your little guy have the same personality as his namesake? I name all my animals after characters in my favorite books they resemble
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