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Hello, it was such a hurry when I bought this baby. But it got a reason for it as the baby was being kept in very poor conditions.

I believe they sold the parents earlier.
I stood there over an hour trying to observe the bird.
Other babies that looks like the same age are being fed regularly but nothing even went near the baby.
It was just there at the bottom of the tall cage.
Other babies have a visible crop but this one was quite small.
There wasn't really anything that could help the baby so I bought it.

I have no idea how old the baby is, but some feathers under the wings and belly are still in the white tube, like when they molt. It cannot fly either.

I have no idea if it can eat on its own already.
So far I'm feeding it some banana and I soaked some bird seeds, waiting for it to soften.
It takes the food or water when it wants. But I also left some bird seeds in there.

I have no idea what's its gender. I'm hoping it's a girl. I named it Girly, but I feel like it will just turn into a boy if I call it that.



Any help? Lots of thanks!


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Your post has been edited which will be explained in a Private Message I will send to you.

Please contact the person from whom you got the budgie right away and find out the budgie's age.
If the chick is very young, it needs to be given hand-feeding formula at this time if it is going to survive.

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I'm glad you recognized that this little baby needed help, but do you have any experience in caring for very young budgies? If not, you should take her to an avian vet right away to ensure that she is fed properly and to learn how you can do it yourself. The fact that the breeders even let you buy a bird that was not yet fully feathered fully shows how little care they give their budgies

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I look forward to meeting your baby soon, and I hope that she begins to show improvement!

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I can see the picture you posted now.
She is definitely very young.

It would definitely be a good idea to have your little budgie checked out by a vet who has experience with small birds.

This link should help you:

Belize Veterinary & Animal Welfare ? BelizeDestinations.com

In the meantime, offer your little budgie sprays of millet, fresh vegetables (such as romaine lettuce) and mashed up hard boiled egg in addition to a good seed mix.

If she can crack millet seeds on her own, that is a good sign.

Please let us know what you find out about her age after you contact the breeder.
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The guy doesn't know exactly how old. He told me 2 months, but I really doubt. Two months and still can't fly? He keeps all the birds in a big cage, and they just breed.
I searched around and she looks reasonably between 26-30 days old.

So far I'm feeding her mashed rice, egg and banana mixture with warm water through a small syringe. She eats from the tip when she wants to. Otherwise she is just pecking around on the seeds I spread in a flat container cover. Though I don't see her cracking the seeds yet.

I do have another budgie. It was the only budgie so I didn't hesitate when I have a good reason to buy Girly.
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She may not be able to fly yet because of the horrible conditions she suffered.
Can you report that breeder to the Animal Welfare Authorities?
Someone should take action to stop what he is doing with his birds.

I'm glad you've taken Girly and are giving her a safe and loving forever home.

Try giving her mashed up boiled egg, the protein will be helpful in ensuring she gets the nutrients she needs to grow well.
It sounds as though you are doing a good job with her so far.

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hello FaeryBee,
Yes I am working on getting help for the animals. He got lots of them that I believe should have been kept in better conditions.
I also got a vet to look at Girly. She is underweight, but at least she is eating.
I'm taking her to a bird rescue, they have a better avian health knowledge.
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I'm glad to hear you've taken Girly to the vet and she is eating.

Please update us on her condition after getting input from the bird rescue center.

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