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Old 06-26-2019, 02:48 AM
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Actually she's almost always puffed up probably why she looks older. The only time she isn't is when they are both flying around the room and that's when she looks about the same age. She was moulting when I brought her home but now she isn't so maybe that would help guessing her age? I don't think the male has moulted yet. He's always sitting with his wings away from his body.
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Old 06-26-2019, 09:46 AM
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I was hoping since I want them to breed together that she should be smaller than him or at least the same age
Or am I just overthinking it? Everytime I see her looking bigger than him I get upset.
You are overthinking it and I'm not sure why you would want her small. She has to make eggs, you want her to be big and healthy. A tiny petite female could get egg bound.

If the breeder gave you her age, believe them, there is no reason to lie. One of my girls is bigger then the others, all hatched the same month. It natural to have some variation in size.

Females scream more then males, replacing her won't help with that. The noise is part of owning birds.
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By your thinking the female needs to be smaller than or the same age as the male indicates you have a great deal to learn with regard to budgies and the best practices in caring for them for their optimum health and well-being.

Again, I would like to know exactly why you want to breed your budgies in the future.
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Please take Deborahís post above to heart. There is so much more to breeding than meets the eye. Although itís a natural process, it is hard on the hens body.
There is so much that can, and commonly does go wrong. Where are your birds from? Do you know that they are from a lineage which is genetically hardy and long lived? Itís unfortunately common these days to find budgies with less than ideal genetics, leading to potential weaknesses in health, and shortened lifespans.

What are your reasons for wanting to breed your budgies?
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Hi there,

As mentioned above, the fact that you're confused at your female's size indicates you are in no way ready to breed your budgies. There is no reason to do so and if you choose to pursue breeding without doing the proper research, you will put your budgies' lives at risk.

Please understand, we are trying to do the best we can to help you ensure your budgies' health and happiness
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