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Old 10-07-2019, 09:32 PM
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Well. the past couple of weeks have been tough on us.

We now have 2 new babies that we were able to finally put in with Oz our almost 5-year-old Budgie. The circumstances were from the loss of Charlie
( Ozzies best buddy) Charlie was almost 10 and a couple of months ago she got a lipoma tumor and it finally overtook her ability to walk eat and even stand on her perch. Knowing this we picked up 2 budgies a couple of weeks ago and quarantined them and vet checked them.

I thought these 2 would get along well with Oz. There both babies and true to Ozzie's momma like nature, she welcomed them with no issues accept being a little standoffish and shy, But she is being very nice to them. Even singing to them.

This is day 1 after the quarantine that we introduced them both to their new home with Ozzie. I am not sure if they are male or Females as they are young. Perhaps you may enlighten us as to the gender?

Both were vet checked and I was told they seem to be females but since they are so young it is hard to be 100% sure.

It is sure funny that they all have different personalities!!

I was told from the vet to limit the Millet and treat sticks as that can be a factor with lipomas ( too much fat). I am going to get lots of veggies for these 2 ( oz doesn't like them just corn ugh... shes picky) perhaps these 2 new ones can encourage Oz to eat veggies? I also am now mixing their seed with Zupreem pellets the little white one seems to like them The white one seems to be adjusting very well she already is eating and playing with the toys. The yellow one is doing well just a little slower she did eat a little and is curious about her surroundings. The Yellow one has red eyes and is friendly but not as friendly as the white one. The yellow one doesn't like to be touched BUT she does watch us pet Oz. and I think she will come around in the coming days. Neither one seems frightened and I did catch the white one catnapping.

We will give them a few days to get used to ea other and their new place before we try handling them. Their house is 3 feet wide and 5 feet tall and they have SAFE toys and lots of food and even a treat stick. ( we will be cutting back on those) I wanted one in there hoping it will entice them to snack.

I need names for them any ideas?


Sorry for asking all this stuff in 1 post. Lastly...

We all here miss love and had many good years with Charlie!! There is no explaining how hard this was. And still is BUT I did not want Oz alone because when we first got her she was so depressed until a week later we got Charlie for her and what a difference!! Oz perked up and they were best buddies for years. I know she wonders what the heck happened!! and she never has had 2 in her house so that is new to her. We felt it best so she will never be alone.

so far so good. I wonder what to expect over the coming days?

We aren't going to try to handle them much at all and let them get used to their place. We do pet Oz and the 2 new ones see it, we hope they will also want attention over the coming days. The white one did let me pet her when we changed the water out so that's encouraging.

Any advice is appreciated...

hope my post is ok I know its more than just about our new babies...

Thank you all!!!
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We came up with a great name for the yellow baby, we are going to call her Ruby because she has ruby red eyes

Now, the White/ blue one? we are stumped still thinking...
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Congrats on your new budgies. Unfortunately I’m new to the budgie scene so I can’t offer any advice. I do think your budgies are adorable. My new budgie looks like one of your new ones but with a bit more yellow...his name is Skittles! Good luck
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Your 2 look similar yes pretty
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Your two new babies are very pretty, to determine the gender a frontal picture taken in natural light is best, in one picture you posted the white one looks like a male as the cere appears to be a uniform dark pink, which would make it a male. When introducing new birds to one another it is best to house them separately next to one another at first and let them get used to each others presence. Since they are already in the same cage you must watch closely to make sure there is no bullying or picking on each other and if there is you will need to separate them. I would not try to touch or pet the new birds just yet, let Oz be an example for them and let them observe you interact
with her and those interactions will be a positive influence on the new birds.
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From what I can see in the picture, the white budgie looks to be a male.

As Cody mentioned, we need full-frontal in-focus close up pictures of the birds' ceres to give you accurate information with regard to gender.

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It appears you are going to have mixed genders in one cage and you are going to need to be extremely careful to prevent breeding behaviors.


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Make sure you keep a close eye on the rope perches.

https://www.talkbudgies.com/562-arti...-housing-toys/

Do you have natural wood perches of varying diameters in the cage?

Grapevine perches are great for budgies.

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Thanks for all the comments, As for the introduction we did just what you recommended. We put the 2 cages together for a few days and all seems ok they get along, Its funny though, Oz the 4-year-old is a little gun shy I really thought she would be more forceful but shes not and that's a good thing. This morning I noticed Oz and the white one sitting next to each other and Oz was singing a little so .... there's hope for a smooth transition

Also, we had these 2 vet checked before we put them all in together. They though seem to be having a good day. Oz and the yellow one were also sharing a treat sick. I still see some uncertainty with Oz, she is skittish but its a bit better.

Are these 2 pictures better?? its hard with a not so good cell ph camera and trying to get them to look at me


I still need a name for the white one...
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Hope this picture is clearer? wondering if I have all girls

a name for the white one has proven to be challenging??

Pepper was the best name I came up with because her wings are peppered with black
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Hope this picture is clearer? wondering if I have all girls

a name for the white one has proven to be challenging??

Pepper was the best name I came up with because her wings are peppered with black
Pepper is a cute name for him, I think this bird is a male based on this last picture.
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Pepper is definitely male.

Please make sure you do everything necessary to prevent breeding as indicated in my previous post.

Rearranging their cage frequently, and limiting the light they get to 8 hours a day will help tremendously. Please be sure you never put a nest box or anything that could be used as a nesting site in their cage.

When they come into condition, limit the amount of protein in their diet at that time.
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