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In Oct 2004 I brought my little female budgie, but she has a purple band........ obviously she wasn't born in 2005 so does this mean she is a lot older than I thought?? The markings on her band are CF22 229. Here I was thinking she was just a little over 3 and a 1/2 years old.......

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In Oct 2004 I brought my little female budgie, but she has a purple band........ obviously she wasn't born in 2005 so does this mean she is a lot older than I thought?? The markings on her band are CF22 229. Here I was thinking she was just a little over 3 and a 1/2 years old.......

:o

The number you are quoting seem to be too many....also there is usually a number next to a zero or a dash, a triangle, or a diamond...this number goes vertically up the band while other numbers go horizontally. Check again with a magnifying glass, as the bands get very hard to read as they age.

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In Oct 2004 I brought my little female budgie, but she has a purple band........ obviously she wasn't born in 2005 so does this mean she is a lot older than I thought?? The markings on her band are CF22 229. Here I was thinking she was just a little over 3 and a 1/2 years old.......

:o

The number you are quoting seem to be too many....also there is usually a number next to a zero or a dash, a triangle, or a diamond...this number goes vertically up the band while other numbers go horizontally. Check again with a magnifying glass, as the bands get very hard to read as they age.

 

 

I had another look and there's an 09 going vertically up the band......

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That's a 99 rung bird then :o

So your birds 9 years old :o

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That's a 99 rung bird then :o

So your birds 9 years old :o

 

 

I can't believe she's not a little baby anymore (Laughing out loud). Thank you so so much!!!!

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1999 had a purple ring so that could be right.

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Hi Andrea,

 

In Oct 2004 I brought my little female budgie, but she has a purple band

 

Just curious, when you bought her in 2004 who did you buy her from and how old did you think she was? Was she sold as a baby? Were you actually given any idea of how old she might be?

 

 

Feathers.

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Dosent mean she is rung right though.

 

According to BG's band he is 14 years old (94)

 

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he is about 4 years old in realality :hap:

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Dosent mean she is rung right though.

 

According to BG's band he is 14 years old (94)

 

bg.jpg

 

he is about 4 years old in realality :hap:

 

She was brought from a pet shop, and sold as an adult. I can remember asking how old she was and they said they weren't exactly sure but when they sell birds as 'adults' it just meens they're not babies and the cere is showing male or female. So I was under the impression she was maybe 6 months old or so, not six years!! I thought she had her first moult with me too.

 

 

I don't know how to insert photos but I have one of what I thought was her first moult

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She was brought from a pet shop, and sold as an adult. I can remember asking how old she was and they said they weren't exactly sure but when they sell birds as 'adults' it just meens they're not babies and the cere is showing male or female. So I was under the impression she was maybe 6 months old or so, not six years!! I thought she had her first moult with me too.

 

I don't know how to insert photos but I have one of what I thought was her first moult

 

My BG was from a petshop too...

seeing pictures will answer a lot of your questions on age:D

Here is the link to help you post pictures Here

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She was brought from a pet shop, and sold as an adult. I can remember asking how old she was and they said they weren't exactly sure but when they sell birds as 'adults' it just meens they're not babies and the cere is showing male or female. So I was under the impression she was maybe 6 months old or so, not six years!! I thought she had her first moult with me too.

 

I don't know how to insert photos but I have one of what I thought was her first moult

 

My BG was from a petshop too...

seeing pictures will answer a lot of your questions on age:D

Here is the link to help you post pictures Here

 

 

th_charlie.jpgth_moult.jpg the first photo was taken maybe 2 months ago and the second one was 2 moths after I got her (dec 2004)

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Hi again,

 

well she was definitely an adult when you bought her. It seems most likely that she is a 1999 bred bird. Sometimes they end up in petshops when breeders no longer want them.

 

Dosent mean she is rung right though.

 

According to BG's band he is 14 years old (94)

 

Liv, how do you know that the age is incorrect. What is on the band? It looks like he is wearing a gold ring, which were issued in 1994, 2000 and 2006. It would be strange that a breeder would put a 1994 ring on a bird that was bred in 2004.

 

 

Feathers.

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Hi again,

 

well she was definitely an adult when you bought her. It seems most likely that she is a 1999 bred bird. Sometimes they end up in petshops when breeders no longer want them.

 

Dosent mean she is rung right though.

 

According to BG's band he is 14 years old (94)

 

Liv, how do you know that the age is incorrect. What is on the band? It looks like he is wearing a gold ring, which were issued in 1994, 2000 and 2006. It would be strange that a breeder would put a 1994 ring on a bird that was bred in 2004.

 

 

Feathers.

 

 

I love her no matter what age she is, I just hate the thought that she'll be gone sooner than I thought (pray to god she's here for many years to come).

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She is a pretty girl and my grandma's bird lived to be 16y so she has a lot of life in her :D

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Dosent mean she is rung right though.

 

According to BG's band he is 14 years old (94)

 

Liv, how do you know that the age is incorrect. What is on the band? It looks like he is wearing a gold ring, which were issued in 1994, 2000 and 2006. It would be strange that a breeder would put a 1994 ring on a bird that was bred in 2004.

 

 

Feathers.

 

Hey Feathers,

Here is a link to the topic that worked out BG's age :DHere

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