Male or female??
Posted 29 March 2004 - 08:37 PM
Posted 29 March 2004 - 09:23 PM
Posted 29 March 2004 - 11:56 PM
Check out *Feisty Feathers* for some good information on caring and breeding budgies.
Posted 25 April 2004 - 01:00 AM
a good friend of mine told me that in a younge parrakeet (less than 1 year), the males have a blue or sort of pinkish (sort of pinkish blue, but more on the pink side) cere and the females will have a more whitish cere(but sometimes can be kinda blue). usually the if color of the cere by the nostril is white than it is probably a female. in older birds , the female will groww a brown cere when they are ready to breed. although it is hard to tell whether your bird is a male or female at a younge age you can still get a guess by the color of their cere.
i hope this will help you
Posted 26 April 2004 - 01:48 AM
Just a note, Budgies prefer no nesting material and most nest boxes built for Budgies will have a concave "dent" in the bottom for the eggs to rest. The hen will most likely throw out any nesting material you put in her box.
Posted 26 April 2004 - 01:18 PM
Posted 20 October 2004 - 03:28 AM
I just saw your post today and the pictures of the young male and female. Very helpful! I have a question for you. I notice you have several birds together. Ideally I would like very tame budgies that will sit on my finger, ride around on my shoulder etc. I got a bird about 2 two months ago and he is a she. She was hand-fed, she steps up and is fairly tame. I am thinking of getting a young male -- your pictures will help me pick it out. Do you think I can work with them so they are both tame? Or is that impossible?
What has been your experience in a multi bird family?
Posted 20 October 2004 - 07:24 PM
I know your post was pointed towards Kathy, but I thought I'd throw my experience out there for you also. I have two parakeets, a male and a female. We got the female about 11 months ago from the pet store and we worked on taming her. We got a male about 6 months ago, who we adopted from someone who had just got him but could not keep him. He was very skittish and scared of hands. With the example of our female bird, he slowly started getting used to us and he now steps up and isn't quite so scared. He is still a skittish bird, which I don't think will ever change, but I found that having a tame bird already helped to tame him and make him feel more comfortable around us.
Hope this helped you out a little.
Posted 20 October 2004 - 08:32 PM
I am leaning more and more toward getting the second bird. A breeder locally has a male (her best guess) that is just weaned, so that should be young enough to work with. Our female is sweet and fun and I just can't see giving her up.
Thank you for letting me know how you have done with your pair.
Posted 22 October 2004 - 12:33 PM
no it can be done I have 5 budgies now 4 of which are tame sky my blue & white bird wasmy mom's & she could not train her but my other 4 are all tame & will sit for a small amount of time
first it helps alot to have the birds cliped it tamed them down a lot
than what I do to get each bird tame Is whal it is in quartine I tame it so for the first month of it new life with me It gets used to me befor the other birds that about 3 times a week the kids & I take them out & play with them to keep themtame to us whal living with other birds hopes this helps
Posted 22 October 2004 - 03:34 PM
Yep I sure will. Not sure I will get this one or not. I do have an opportunity to get another hand-fed baby but they won't be ready for about 7 weeks. So I'll go see this little one today and if he doesn't grab my heart I'll wait for the hand-fed baby. Getting a already tame bird is really great and can spoil you! Peedee was only 8 weeks when we got her and she was completely tame -- stepped-up, got on my shoulder and isn't a biter. I have heard that when she becomes sexually mature things might change, but I hope not!
Will keep ya posted!
Posted 22 October 2004 - 03:35 PM
also I for got to tell you that when in tamming I took them out for 15 minutes per day & just had them sit on my finger whal I talked to them or scratched there heads the bonding went very quickly
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