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Old 03-16-2018, 06:53 PM
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Question Questions regarding my new Budgie

Just got this little one today! Note, I will not start taming for at least a week or two. Anyways, could someone tell me if it is a girl or boy? Sorry if the pics don't show up.Questions regarding my new Budgie-20180316_182500.jpg

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Edit: There cere is only a teensy bit more vibrant and dark, but I think she’s very young so....


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Old 03-16-2018, 07:07 PM
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You have a little girl
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Thank you! I will post more pics of her just to confirm

Also, what age do you think she may be?

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Old 03-16-2018, 09:49 PM
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Hey guys! I just bought my budgie today at an exotic and reputable pet shop! iHeartPieds claims she is a girl, and she is unnamed. Here is how she has been acting:
When we first brought her home she stayed on one low perch.
I left for about half and hour and she was on the bottom of the cage, and then I left and came back to see her on the same perch again.
She has been very quiet but has made a noise when she saw my dog (I forgot to block the door off but it is blocked now.), similar to a screech, I think she was just startled.
I have been watching her and when me, my mom, and my sister were sitting in the room, I briefly saw her trying to grasp her shredding kabob! She did it again but then stopped.
I looked up close to her and I saw that she was opening and closing her mouth a little bit, repeatedly. No sound was coming out and I read a little about that. It seems like she just likes doing that.
I try to leave her alone, but I have came in and checked on her, and she seems to be doing fine.
I noticed that when I talk to her or read to her she is closing her eyes and slightly swaying.
She has also preened and scratched in front of me!
So, I think this is going pretty well. I can't wait to start taming in a couple weeks! She is hand-tamed so I bet it will be a little easier.
Could anyone tell me if these signs are good, bad, or normal?
Also, please give some name ideas!
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Old 03-16-2018, 11:29 PM
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She looks like she's probably around 3-6 months old if I had to guess. She's adorable!
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Sounds completely normal- she's just a bit stressed which is why she's panting a bit and staying lower in the cage.
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Honestly, I can't actually tell on my screen! I'm 75% sure that she is indeed a girl but would love to see more pics
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Ella,

I've combined your threads regarding your budgie's gender and behavior into one.

From the pictures posted, I'd say the budgie is female.
Were the pictures taken in natural light - no flash and no direct sunlight?
I agree that additional pictures (please post them in this thread) will be helpful.

The budgie's behavior is great for a budgie settling into her new environment.
To build your budgie’s trust, sit by her cage and read, talk or sing quietly to her for a period of at least 10-15 minutes, 3 or 4 times day. After the 2nd or 3rd day, rest your hand on the outside of the cage when you talk to her so he'll learn that your hand is safe and will not hurt her.

After a week, rest your hand inside the cage when you talk.
Don’t make sudden moves, don’t try to touch her.
Let her get used to the idea that the hand is now in her safe place and not harming her.

After 2 weeks, begin moving your hand slowly toward your budgie. If she becomes agitated, stop moving your hand and just hold very still until she calms down. When she's comfortable with your hand near her, you can offer her a bit of millet or a few seeds. In a few more days, you can begin your taming and bonding sessions.

Always work at your budgie's pace.
Move slowly and talk reassuringly and calmly to her whenever you interact with her.

She needs to learn that you are not going to grab her and/or force her to be held.

Rather than continuing to ask for name suggestions (you already have one thread asking that question) why don't you give the budgie a few days to settle in.
Observe her during that time and YOU think of names you think would be suitable for her.
It will mean a lot more to you in the long run if you come up with her name all on your own.

If you have additional questions regarding the new budgie (read through the Budgie Articles and Stickies as most basic questions are answered there) then please post all the questions in this thread to keep things all in one place.

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Thank you for all your support!
Here's a little update that I forgot to share with you last night:
She started the grind her beak a lot, so I'm really happy about that, but then what surprised me is that she started to get adventurous and check out the cage! I was sitting by the cage and she started to climb all the way to the top. She looked around the room and then to her swing. I think I placed to swing too far away, she was trying to get to it but she couldn't. I will probably move it. She just climbed to a corner and started grinding her beak. It's the morning right now and the birds are chirping outside, so I wonder if she will have any positive behavior to that!

The pictures were taken in the pet shop, and the Windows were pretty far away. The only light was the store lights, and when my dad was taking the picture, I don't think he tapped her to get a better quality.

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It sounds as though she is settling in very well.

Perhaps you can get some better pictures taken in natural light to post today.

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