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Hello and welcome to the forums,

Your new budgie is a very cute girl. Did you quarantine her from your current budgie before introducing them, or did you get them together?

Quarantine means housing new budgies away from current birds for about 40 days when you first get them to ensure they are not sick and, if they are, to avoid transmitting diseases to the rest of the birds. Additionally, this gives the new bird time to settle in to their new environment.

Here's a link with more information:
Quarantine IS Necessary!

Most pet shops and unfortunately some breeders too know basically nothing about mutations or gender and often say things to appeal to the customer 馃槵 There is no such mutation as "fancy rare" in budgies, and there are only a few actually rare mutations which are hardly seen in pet stores. Your girl is very pretty, regardless, and she does have an interesting mutation, which is sky blue yellowface single factor dominant pied opaline :) She does appear to be the yellowface II variety; if so, when she moults for the first time, her yellow will spread through her body and make her a pretty greenish color :D

Is this your first time owning budgies?

It's great to have you on the forums and you've come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices. Please be sure to read through the forums' many other budgie articles and stickies! I've put a few to get you started down here as well. If you have any questions after reading through things, be sure to ask as we'd love to help!

Essentials to a Great Cage

A Healthy Diet for your Budgie

Hope to see you around and hear updates on your budgies!

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Hi yes I bought 2 that was in the same cage at the store.
so when he moults he will not have any of his blue?
You said she they told me that it was a he ?
 

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As I mentioned most pet shops know basically nothing about gender or mutations. She is definitely a girl. If you got them at the same time then that's great as you don't have to quarantine :) Do you have photos of the other one? I can confirm that one's gender as well.

When she moults her blue may turn greenish blue! If you're wondering what she could look like, it would be a similar color to my girl (in my profile photo). If she is yellowface I type, then the yellow will stay confined to her head feathers. Only time will tell :D
 

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He's a boy! Since you have a mixed gender pair, you will have to do everything possible to prevent accidental breeding. The good news is that it's relatively easy to prevent as long as you follow the right steps. Here are some links to start with:

When We Don't Want Eggs!
A Breeder's Tips for Discouraging Breeding

Additionally, please be sure to read through the links I provided above regarding cage setups as well! It would be best if you replace their perches with some of varying widths and textures so that their feet get exercise and they do not develop bumble foot, a type of foot sore.

Both are very cute :)
Thank you I will do that
 
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