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Old 06-18-2015, 10:42 PM
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Hi, I've had my budgie since my birthday on January 3rd of this year. Hes healthy, but I can not tell how old he is, he had his bars on his head from the time I got him until Mayish and Juneish. his eyes are still turning grey, they're dark but I can see his pupil now. and his Cere is slightly blueish, I think hes a boy but not quite sure. I dunno if hes just being slow with maturing, or somethings wrong with him, I got him at petsmart, I would've thought he'd be older than four months, he didn't have any shoots when I first got him even though he was not so tame now he is. does anyone know how old a budgie is when they are sold from a petsmart, I believe he was still a baby cause he still had his bars and I believe hes just went through his first molt, and Should I clip his wings, or should I not? and how can I introduce to him fruits and veggies, hes shyish. he loves Millet and the honey seed bar things, he seems like hes a pretty happy bird.


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Hello, if you can post a picture that will help people determine his sex and age.
Clipping a budgies wings is a topic that has some who totally agree and others who believe not. I myself believe if at all possible don't clip. I have three budgies at present inside it was four until recently.
My birds are all Free flighted except when there is nobody at home.
I love watching them fly around ,and it is great as a form of exercise for them.
However, I do not have children at home, I do have a sign on my back door stating Free Flighted birds Please Knock.
My husband and myself are very vigilant and have the budgies in our thoughts always.
You also have to be very wary when cooking, have fans, heaters, turned off, doors can't be left open.
Some people say clipping the wings helps with bonding and training, again I have not experienced any problems with my budgies being flighted regards this. SO it is a personal choice, if you do choose to get them clipped, please make sure it is done by a properly trained person.
Introducing a varied diet is a slow and steady process, have you read any of the stickies on these subjects? these will give you all sorts of valuable hints and tips. Have a read through and keep asking questions, nothing is silly around here.
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Hello and welcome to Talk Budgies! This is a great place to ask hundreds of questions and get really good answers. As Cathy said, nothing is too silly to ask (otherwise I would have been kicked out a while ago)

I look forward to reading your posts and looking at your pictures if you can post any
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Hi and to Talk Budgies!

Please post a clear, in-focus picture of your budgie taken in natural light for confirmation with regard to his gender and age.

https://talkbudgies.com/how-guides/17...otobucket.html
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Budgies sold by Pet-Smart are about 10-12 weeks old according to the manager of the store in my area.

As Cathy indicated, wing-clipping is a very personal issue which people have strong feelings about. Please take look at the thread linked below.

https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...-not-clip.html

The information in the stickies at the top of the Diet and Nutrition section of the forum will give you ideas on how to best introduce new foods to your budgie.
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The information in this link gives you an excellent diet for your bird:
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Thank y'all for replying! my phone takes horrible pictures but I have tried! His cere looks more and more purpleish blue every day or every other day,






not sure if the links will work I have more pictures XD
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okay here are the others!







and here is a picture of Soren when I first got him
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Aw what a little cutie I think you have a little girl there and she's adorable
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I thought he was a boy the whole time cause his cere looks blue! my brother in laws brother said it was a boy cause he has had budgies before.

and what is the easiest route of trimming his or her nails?
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Also, what is his or hers, mutation? And would it be to late to change the name?

also, how can I introduce other foods like fruits to him or her?
He seems to like the honey seed bar things, and LOVES Millet. could I use millet with training? and how would I teach him to dance?
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I agree with niamh, look's like a sweet little hen. I am no good with mutation's, she gives the appearance of a light green, normal but I can't really tell what color her tail is in the pic's...

Check out some of the sticky's in our diet and nutrition section for diet change recommendations' and in our training and bonding sticky's for lot's of good info too...
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