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Old 09-02-2017, 02:32 AM
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Hello everyone, I'm new budgie owner and these are my budgies Lucy and Lusty. Can someone help me find out these budgies age. Thanks. 😊
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Old 09-02-2017, 03:53 AM
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They look like they could be around 5-9 months or even over a year. It's hard to tell if they have fully developed irises (white ring around the eye) or not in the picture. If they do then they'll be at least a year old. And looks like your blue one is a male and the white one looks like a female but won't be able to tell you for sure without seeing a picture of her cere from the front.

I suggest you read through the list of stickies and all the articles to make sure you are up to date in the best practices of care for your new little friends. Are they your first budgies?
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Hi there and to the forums!

Your new little friends are absolutely adorable! They are definitely both at least a year as both have the mature color of the cere showing. However, it's hard to see their eyes-- do they have fully visible grey irises yet? If not, they're just getting to be a year old.

Meanwhile, you've come to the best place to learn even more about budgies! Be sure to read through the forum's many Budgie Articles and "stickies" (threads "stuck" to the top of each subform for easy reference) to ensure you're up to date on all the best practices for budgie care.

If you have any questions after reading through everything, be sure to ask!

We look forward to seeing you around the forums, and Lusty and Lucy as well!

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Hi there and to the forums!

Your new little friends are absolutely adorable! They are definitely both at least a year as both have the mature color of the cere showing. However, it's hard to see their eyes-- do they have fully visible grey irises yet? If not, they're just getting to be a year old.

Meanwhile, you've come to the best place to learn even more about budgies! Be sure to read through the forum's many Budgie Articles and "stickies" (threads "stuck" to the top of each subform for easy reference) to ensure you're up to date on all the best practices for budgie care.

If you have any questions after reading through everything, be sure to ask!

We look forward to seeing you around the forums, and Lusty and Lucy as well!

Best wishes!

What do you mean by mature colouring? Because budgies ceres can start to change at 5-9 months. So just because their cere is blue or brown doesn't mean they are a year old.
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Hi iHeartpieds,

Yes, they start to change at earlier and different times-- however, generally the colour (especially in male budgies) is not fully developed until they are a year of age (or 10-12 months). Of course, there are some early bloomers, but as a general rule, budgies with no head barring and the mature cere color are about a year old.

The female is harder to confirm since (as you probably know) females can first come into condition anywhere from 4-5 months of age and continue coming into condition every few months after that. However, she's not over a year as her toenails are not the full length that they would be had she been older.

Despite this, what I'm really going off of are the irises, which aren't visible in the photo. In my previous post, I stated that if indeed the irises are not showing, they must be just a year old or a bit younger.

Hope that clarified my thought process!
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Your little Lusty and Lucy are adorable.

As you have a mixed gender pair and it appears they are both already in condition, it is very important you do everything possible to discourage breeding.

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Ahh yes thanks for clarifying. I have females so I was mainly going off how females ceres change.

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Yes, they start to change at earlier and different times-- however, generally the colour (especially in male budgies) is not fully developed until they are a year of age (or 10-12 months). Of course, there are some early bloomers, but as a general rule, budgies with no head barring and the mature cere color are about a year old.

The female is harder to confirm since (as you probably know) females can first come into condition anywhere from 4-5 months of age and continue coming into condition every few months after that. However, she's not over a year as her toenails are not the full length that they would be had she been older.

Despite this, what I'm really going off of are the irises, which aren't visible in the photo. In my previous post, I stated that if indeed the irises are not showing, they must be just a year old or a bit younger.

Hope that clarified my thought process!
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I love budgie. Which one is lucy?
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Hello everyone, thank you for the warm welcome. They are my first budgies, I got them last week. Blue is Lusty and white is Lucy. I will post few more pictures of them later. Thanks again
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