Hello everyone, here to introduce my budgie Rocka and to ask for help selecting a partner for him
So I've already posted on the gender subforum with some pictures ( https://imgur.com/a/XgiVk
) and now here is a gif of him enjoying a scratch
He's already confortable around here, he has a closed balcony all for himself, already comes when I call him and eats from my hand. Trying to get him used to veggies but he doesn't seem to like it. I try to give him carrots and broccoli every day but he seems to chew on it and then let it go. He doesn't swallow it. I also give him germinated seeds every day and that he seems to enjoy more, but not even close to dry seeds. I only give him dry seeds early morning and late afternoon before sleep, during the day he has a mix of germinated seeds with veggies, and pellets available at all time (which basically he doesn't touch). Already a month of trying to get him used to other foods but it's been difficult. Any tips would be appreciated.
Btw it seems you were right, it appears he is around 7 months old since his iris is almost fully developed. But the black bars on his head are still there, although faint.
Anyway now I'm looking for a female to couple with Rocka. I went to a local breeder and noticed this one (sorry about the pictures but it was the best that I could do), budgie I'm mentioning is the blue one on the bottom right on the first picture:
So I was wondering what age this female is, from what I've researched it seems around 7 months old? Iris clearly visible, cere plain white and some faint black bars on her head. What do you think about her health? Feathers have a cut and "eaten" appearance, they seem too short. Is this derived from moulting or could it be parasites/disease? What do you think about the mutations? She seems opaline and then has white wings and tail, what is this mutation? What do you think could be the result of crossing this female with Rocka? Thank you in advance!
All the best.