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Young Budgies - Both Male?

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Hi All,

 

I have recently taken in two budgies and told they were both male - can anyone confirm?

Unfortunately I'm not very good at determining genders yet.

 

Also, can anyone tell their approximate ages?

 

Bird 1 (no colour on any feathers at all, even on back or tail).

 

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Bird 2

 

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Thanks for your help :)

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Both birds are male, does the white bird have a iris ring? If not he is a dark eyed clear, if he has a ring he is a double factor spangle.

 

Second bird is a yellow face type 2 grey wing

 

Can't tell how old the white bird is, if he doesn't have iris rings but develops them in the next few weeks he will be around 4-5 months. Second bird I think is over a year old

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Thank you :)

 

White budgie doesn't have an iris ring, but I'll keep an eye on him and see if he develops one.

 

They are such opposite personalities too - the yellow face grey wing is really friendly and happy to be scratched.

The white bird is terrified of hands and bites hard enough to draw blood!

 

The white bird will only come close to my hand when I offer him fresh grass seeds, so I'll keep working with him and see how I go :)

 

Is personality something that is at all determined by breeding? e.g. If you breed two friendly, tame budgies are you more likely to have baby budgies that are easier to tame, and vice versa?

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Is personality something that is at all determined by breeding? e.g. If you breed two friendly, tame budgies are you more likely to have baby budgies that are easier to tame, and vice versa?

 

Like humans everyone has a different personality, some birds just hate being touched even from a young age and need lots of time spent with them. Other birds bond very quickly and are easy to handle. Some babies are friendly and some babies from the same nest want to stay away from you. Just comes down to the bird itself.

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Thank you for letting me know.

 

I'll just keep spending time with the white bird and offering treats each day and hopefully I can bond with him :)

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Just an update - the white budgie did develop an iris ring, so I guess that means he's a double factor spangle :)

 

He's still not a very friendly bird though, despite working with him every day for over a month now. He's more than happy to eat grass seeds from my hand, but if I put my hand anywhere near him without having any food to offer, he just bites me! lol.

Guess he's not silly ;)

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That would mean he is still fairly young, good luck with your birds

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Thanks :)

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Hi All,

 

Since there seems to be so few new posts on here for people to read, I thought I'd give an update on these two budgies - Vlad 'the impaler' (the white budgie - because he bites me all the time and draws blood!) and Calypso (who is very chilled out).

 

They are in a cage with a quite a few female budgies, but they totally ignore them and just spend all day together cuddled up or preening each other. Is it normally for two males to want to hang out exclusively and not be interested in the females? The females don't seem interested in them either.

 

Guess these two just have a happy 'bro-mance' going on :)

 

Here's them today:

 

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