Sexing Budgies (helpful guide using 3 of my budgies)
Posted 10 December 2010 - 09:04 PM
I'm sure though that a budgie breeder would have an easier time sexing young budgies as I might!
Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:56 AM
Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:24 PM
Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:18 AM
AK, if I had pictures of juvenile budgies to add, I'd love to include more! I know that young hens usually have white-ish ceres, possibly with some blue, where-as males typically have pink ceres.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:31 PM
Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:40 PM
sorry that was supost to be anything not (and the)
i hope this works also i am working on hand tameing him but he has this habit of flying out of the cage as soon as i open the door and then he loves it when i chase him around the house like he thinks it is a game and then when he finly lets me cautch him he sits on my finder long enough to put him back in the cage i just dont get it he tweets at me to come by him i think he wasts to be held but then i open the door he just takes off and the chase begins. also i have noticed since i brough him home he pulls on his feathers alot how much is normle and when does it become a problem? sorry i have so many questions my last one is about his food he refuses to eat and the but i think is is called zupreem there lil tiny pebles that a bright colored like trix is that ok for him ?
Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:44 PM
He should be eating the same food, or similar, as to the place that you bought him from. Budgies are most often feed seeds, so this is probably what he's used to eating. Pellets are ok, but ideally shouldn't take up more than 50% of his dry diet. Natural (i.e. no dyes), sugar-free pellets even better!
Have you tried feeding him by hand? Chasing him around is not gaining his trust in the least as he may be seeing you more as a predator than as a friend. I would suggest not chasing him and allowing him to explore in a safe room. Keep an eye on him but try not to stare at him. Feed him his favorite foods by hand and place treats around the room for him to search for.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:17 PM
on the other had he darted out of his cage today and i gave chase to him cought him and put him on the couch by me insted of back in his cage and he seemed to enjoy him self he runs up to me nips me and runs to other side of the couch if i dont do anything he keeps doing it if i chase him with my hand and make my fingers run across the couch at him he jumps around and sings and dances like a little nut.
he has also started trying to squeez his head through the cage bars
Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:05 AM
As much as he may love eating pellets, he really needs to eat seeds, too! Seeds and pellets out to be about 50/50 ratio of each other, plus vegetables, grains, legumes and some fruits. Unfortunately for budgies, pellets can be just as bad as seeds can. Seeds can cause malnutrition, vitamin deficiency, obesity, fatty liver disease, etc. Pellets may cause vitamin toxicosis (usually observed in birds that have been supplemented with extra vitamins) and kidney failure. Together, along with exercise and other healthy foods, they balance each other out.
An alternative to dry seeds, and even healthier, are sprouted seeds! Sprouts between 1-6 days, depending on what you're sprouting.
For as much flying as your budgie does, he sounds rather tame! I still wouldn't recommend chasing him around. Will he eat millet?
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