Talk Budgies Forums banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Exceptional Service Award Recipient
Joined
·
21,788 Posts
Welcome to the forums! :)

Congratulations on your new budgies! Is this your first time owning them and do you have sufficient knowledge of the species as a whole in order to go through the task of breeding?

Breeding budgies or any living being for that matter, is a big responsibility and requires a deep knowledge and a whole lot research should be done prior to allowing a couple to breed.

It's not advisable to let a recently acquired pair to breed, so please do not give them a nest box nor anything that they could use as nest yet.
It takes time for budgies to settle into a new house and environment. It's important to know how old the pair is before setting them up for breeding. The bare minimum required age for them to breed is 1 year of age and the pair needs to be put on a good breeding diet prior to placing the nest box in the cage and the pair needs to be in top physical health and condition to go through mating laying eggs and raising their young.

Your budgie on the left is a male and while his cere is showing the mature colour, he still looks to be under a year old.
Your other budgie is very young at about 3 months old (doesn't appear to have gone through the baby moult yet). If you post a better close up photo showing the whole beak/cere area, we can help you out in determining its gender. From that pic, it seems the cere is somewhat purplish, so you may have another boy there.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Thanks For the Reply...
I am posting these Pictures. I am new to Budgies. I was thinking that females are smaller in size :budgie: ... Please enlighten me on their Gender as well as their Age.
Regards :)
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
What is the Age and Gender of My budgies

I got these Budgies 3 days ago. I am new to budgies. Charlie (left) Alpha (right) I was thinking of putting a nesting box for them to breed, but someone told me that Charlie is not mature. I am Posting these pictures to establish their gender and age.

Would be thankful for your replies
 

Attachments

·
Member of the Month May 2015
Joined
·
2,226 Posts
Welcome to TB! The left bird might be a boy,the right bird is definitely a boy! They are cute!:D
 

·
Exceptional Service Award Recipient
Joined
·
21,788 Posts
That photo is much better and now I'm seeing the light bluish mingled with white cere on your youngest budgie (one on the left) making me believe you have a very young budgie girl. Like I said before both your budgies are too young to breed, so in order to avoid problems do not give them any nesting areas for them. The one on the left is about 2 and a half to 3 months old. The male budgie on the right is fresh from turning 6 months old.

Take this time to learn as much as you can about the species, get to know your budgies and work on taming them so that in the future (at the very least 1 year from now) you will have a better experience when it comes to breeding.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Hi and welcome to the wonderful world of budgies!:D
Female budgies are not always smaller in size,it is different from budgie to budgie. The most affective way to tell the gender,is by looking at a budgie's cere (bald patch above beak). In females,the cere will be brown (or blue/pink with white rings around the nostrils if young) and males will have a blue (or purple/pink if young) cere with NO WHITE around the nostrils. For the age: Look for white iris rings around the eyes. Baby budgies have no iris rings until they mature, except for some mutations like recessive pieds. Baby budgies also have "baby bars" on their head,wich they lose at their first moult(around 4months).
You seem to have a young female(still baby bars on head) and a male older than 4 months(already past first moult).
Your budgies are beautiful!
:budgie::)
Thankyou... I am trying to train them... starting with Charlie... Hope they do well :budgie:

Thanks Everyone

That photo is much better and now I'm seeing the light bluish mingled with white cere on your youngest budgie (one on the left) making me believe you have a very young budgie girl. Like I said before both your budgies are too young to breed, so in order to avoid problems do not give them any nesting areas for them. The one on the left is about 2 and a half to 3 months old. The male budgie on the right is fresh from turning 6 months old.

Take this time to learn as much as you can about the species, get to know your budgies and work on taming them so that in the future (at the very least 1 year from now) you will have a better experience when it comes to breeding.
Thank you very much... I wanted to train them but someone told me they are mature to breed. I thought I would try training their kids... Good news for me that they are young. I am now looking forward training them.

Thanks:budgie:
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
55,347 Posts
Hi and :welcome: to Talk Budgies!

Breeding is a big responsibility and should never be undertaken without extensive knowledge about budgies, their habits, personalities, health and research to ensure their health and well-being. :)

Since you are new to owning budgies, at this time it is important you learn as much as possible about budgies in general and the best practices for caring for your new little friends.

Additionally, as both your threads address the question of gender and breeding, I'm merging the two at this time. :D

To familiarize yourself with the forums, please take the time to read through all of the How To Guides, the FAQs and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.
You'll find most of your basic questions are answered after you've read through all of them.

TalkBudgies.com Rules and Guidelines
How-To Guides - Talk Budgies Forums
Frequently Asked Questions: Talk Budgies Forums - FAQ
List of Stickies - Talk Budgies Forums

http://talkbudgies.com/general-budgie-talk/295033-prepared-veterinary-care-expense.html
http://talkbudgies.com/emergency-room/225585-my-birdy-first-aid-kit.html
http://talkbudgies.com/your-budgies-health/102714-quarantine-really-important.html
http://talkbudgies.com/general-budgie-info-[articles]/227841-50-common-budgie-dangers-watch-out.html

http://talkbudgies.com/housing-budgies/24411-cage-sizes.html
Essentials to a Great Cage-Talk Budgies Forums

http://talkbudgies.com/how-guides/175818-how-post-pictures-photobucket.html
Examples Of Pictures To Post And Not Post - Talk Budgies Forums
http://talkbudgies.com/mutations-ge...king-mutation-gender-identification-help.html

Helpful Links - Talk Budgies Forums
Budgie Articles Forum - Talk Budgies Forums

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

Glad you decided to join us and looking forward to seeing you around the forums.

:wave:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Hi and :welcome: to Talk Budgies!

Breeding is a big responsibility and should never be undertaken without extensive knowledge about budgies, their habits, personalities, health and research to ensure their health and well-being. :)

Since you are new to owning budgies, at this time it is important you learn as much as possible about budgies in general and the best practices for caring for your new little friends.

Additionally, as both your threads address the question of gender and breeding, I'm merging the two at this time. :D

To familiarize yourself with the forums, please take the time to read through all of the How To Guides, the FAQs and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.
You'll find most of your basic questions are answered after you've read through all of them.

TalkBudgies.com Rules and Guidelines
How-To Guides - Talk Budgies Forums
Frequently Asked Questions: Talk Budgies Forums - FAQ
List of Stickies - Talk Budgies Forums

http://talkbudgies.com/general-budgie-talk/295033-prepared-veterinary-care-expense.html
http://talkbudgies.com/emergency-room/225585-my-birdy-first-aid-kit.html
http://talkbudgies.com/your-budgies-health/102714-quarantine-really-important.html
http://talkbudgies.com/general-budgie-info-[articles]/227841-50-common-budgie-dangers-watch-out.html

http://talkbudgies.com/housing-budgies/24411-cage-sizes.html
Essentials to a Great Cage-Talk Budgies Forums

http://talkbudgies.com/how-guides/175818-how-post-pictures-photobucket.html
Examples Of Pictures To Post And Not Post - Talk Budgies Forums
http://talkbudgies.com/mutations-ge...king-mutation-gender-identification-help.html

Helpful Links - Talk Budgies Forums
Budgie Articles Forum - Talk Budgies Forums

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

Glad you decided to join us and looking forward to seeing you around the forums.

:wave:
It feels good to be in this forum... Thanks for all the support
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Tail Bobing

Hello,

I noticed yesterday that charlie was bobbing its tail up and down... She is doing it almost all the time except playing... She looks very playful, she is eating well, drinking well and chirping normally

There is also no abnormal sound coming from her... Her stool is also normal....

It is quite hot here ... Is it because of weather or is it a sign of illness ? ... Most of the times she opens her mouth while bobbing her tail...
 

·
Servant of The King
Joined
·
11,974 Posts
Welcome to talk budgies. Tail bobbing and breathing with the mouth open can be very indicative of respiratory illness. I think you should have your new bird's in to an avian vet for a wellness check...:)
 

·
Member of the Year 2016//Exceptional Service Award
Joined
·
4,409 Posts
age

I agree with Jonah. Have your bird checked sooner rather than later. Our birds are so small that they can be overwhelmed rapidly. We cannot blame a vet if we do not get the bird in to be seen in time for successful treatment.

Blessings, Jo Ann:p
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
55,347 Posts
It is always wise to have a wellness check done for new pets.
As Charlie is exhibiting signs of distress when breathing, it is especially important you do so.

Please see a good Avian Vet and establish a relationship so if there are problems or an emergency situation in the future you will have the necessary help and support required.

http://talkbudgies.com/general-budgie-talk/295033-prepared-veterinary-care-expense.html
http://talkbudgies.com/emergency-room/225585-my-birdy-first-aid-kit.html

Locate an Avian Vet

Association of Avian Veterinarians
http://www.aav.org/search/index.php

International Vets Register
Vets

Bird Vets Near You
Veterinarians.com
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top