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Hi, well, the other day I visited a pet store and found this little guy in the same fish tank (yes, they were being kept in a fish tank) as some big baby parrots. The poor little fella was being trampled and squashed, so I decided to take him home.

He (she?) is this beautiful blue/purple colour, and the lacey pattern on his/her back is really unique. Anyways.... I need to name the little birdie, as I simply refuse to call him baby, birdy, or whatever jumps to mind in the moment.

He's not a scared bird in the least, loves to cuddle against my chest, and RUNS faster than any baby bird I've ever raised....

Please have a look at the photo, and help me?

Thanks in advance!!

Please help me find a name for my new baby!!-birdie.jpg

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Old 12-17-2016, 08:51 AM
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Welcome to the forums,

You have quite the young budgie there and under normal circumstances by this time the little one should still be in the nest with the siblings in order to finish the weaning process.
I gather from your description that this budgie as well as other pet birds at the store have been pulled out of their nests for hand feeding.
I sure hope you are experienced in raising chicks, since you got one so young.
By looking at the chick's overall development and the growth on the wing feathers, I notice some missing feathers on the crop, back of head, face and in between the wings. Either this chick has been severely plucked or there is some kind of developmental delay possibly due to lack of proper nourishment.

From that one photo, it does seem that your budgie is a girl and surely with time as you get to know her, the perfect name will pop up.

Best of luck with your budgie chick!
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Yes she's really young, and I don't know what the level of care was that she received. I'm quite experienced with baby birds, as I have raised many different species of birds. Some from younger ages. I've seen that she has a lack of fluff and some bald spots, but I reckoned I could give her better care and quality of life than she was getting there.

Thanks for the info! Just by the way... How can you see that she's a female?
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Thanks for the info! Just by the way... How can you see that she's a female?
You can tell the gender by looking at the cere (the fleshy part above her beak). Her cere looks very light in the picture. Females will start with white rings around the nostrils in a pink cere that then will turn into a white cere with pale blue around the edges. When the hen comes into breeding condition, it will turn brown. With males, their cere stays a deeper pink to a purplish color until he matures and comes into breeding condition, when it will turn blue There are some exceptions with certain mutations, but that's the easiest way To tell for sure, you can post better, full frontal pictures in natural light so the members can tell easier what gender your little baby is.

As for names, here are a few that came to mind when I saw the little thing. Some of these names could go for either gender. As other members have said, when you get to know her better you'll be able to better decide on a fitting name for her
Delta
Echo
Paris
Dee
Rue
Topaz
Izzy (this is one of my bird's names)
Belle


Good luck and so glad you are knowledgable about taking care of young budgies! Will look forward to seeing and hearing more about you and your little one
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Hi Anzel and to the forums!

What a precious little baby, I'm glad you're able to handfeed her and give her a much better life than she had at the pet store.

Here's a thread with some unique name ideas:
https://talkbudgies.com/new-budgie-ar...e-budgies.html

It is a bit early to confirm gender, but I would agree that so far she seems to have a female cere colour.

Meanwhile, be sure to read through the forum's many articles and stickies to ensure you're up to date on the very best of budgie care. If you have any questions after reading though everything, please do ask as we'd love to help

I hope to stay updated on how this little one is doing!

Cheers, and it's great to have you here!
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What a cutie, that fact that the shop had her in with bigger parrots does not say anything good about their practices. I hope she will do well under your care, please be sure to post pictures as she develops. I thought of the name Violet when I saw her.
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It's certain she will be much better off for you to give her the proper care, love and attention she needs.

I find it most disconcerting to hear a petstore would have a baby budgie that tiny separated from its parents as well as in a tank with other parrots. I would be most inclined to report the store to the proper authorities for not following good practices with their animals.

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Thanks for your help! I noticed last night and this morning that she's losing some of her feathers. I thought she was plucking last night, but was holding her for a while just now, and there was a loose feather in my hand. Kind of like it just fell out.... What can cause this? Anyone know?
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As aluz mentioned in your other thread, there is a very good chance your little one has French Molt.

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-budg...n-control.html

I would recommend you have her examined by an Avian Vet.

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment.
This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.

While French Molt cannot be "cured", ensuring she has a healthy diet and following your Avian Vet's advice can help her have a happy life.
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