Hello,everyone! I haven't posted in awhile, so I'm not sure how many of you guys remember me,lol. I recently acquired a new addition, so my current budgie Tiki can have a buddy while my hubby and I are at work during the day! I have had him for a week now and he will remain in quarantine until the 30 day period is up.
Anyway, meet my little guy,Peep! (fairly positive he's a boy, but doesn't hurt to have it confirmed from those more experienced than me). I have since replaced most those plastic green perches with the natural wood kind. He's in a Vision cage, and I find that the perches don't hold up very well when weight is added to them :/
It seems he is starting to settle in rather nicely. He is eating his regular seed/pellet mix out of his food bowl, and eating millet prior to that. I have removed the millet from his cage so it's not in there 24/7, since he is now eating the regular food. However, I have yet to see him drink from his water dish,so I'm a wee bit concerned about that. The cage I have him in had 2 food/water bowls situated on the bottom, but I never saw him venture down that far, so I put the stainless steel bowls by where he perches frequently and he seems to prefer those.
Can anyone confirm his mutation as well as his age? I thought he was a Lutino at first, but his eyes don't look red to me? I do not see any iris rings and his eyes are fairly dark. He also has just a wee bit of a green color patch on his belly and his back between the wings.