I am a new member. I found a budgie in my backyard about a month ago. I caught him/her and got a cage. I reported her being found immediately at an animal shelter and online. No one has called to claim. If no one claims, I don't mind taking the bird into my family. I am not sure if the bird is a male or female. After reading up on budgies, I thought female cause she had a brown cere, but yesterday, I noticed it's turning blue and males have blue ceres. Then I read if a males cere is brown he may have hormonal issues or worse, cancer. I will try to locate a vet close that, hopefully, can help me with this bird. On the attachments, the first picture shows brown cere when I first caught the bird 9/27/205. The second picture shows blue cere. Noticed it yesterday 10/25/2015.
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