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Bringing Home A New Baby Boy...

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Hello all!

 

In the continuing saga of finding my boy Piccolo a friend, I have finally sat down with a breeder who has two budgies that she is holding onto for me. I have specified that I wanted a boy-friend for my baby boy, and she does have a male there (light green) that I will be definitely taking.

 

However, she also has a sky blue baby girl as well. And from all accounts, this little girl is apparently very cheeky and adorable. :P

 

The questions I have are:

 

1. Is the woman correct in her naming of the sexes?

Pictures are here of the light green and sky blue cinnamon.

2. What issues should I be thinking about if I wanted to get both the boy and the girl?

Obviously breeding is an issue (and probably not something that I am prepared for yet), but should I be concerned about the male:female ratio? (two boys, one girl)? Is there an option to keep the female in a seperate cage, but still let them play together?

 

3. Considering those issues, should I get both, or just get the little boy?

 

Thanks for your help, everyone! Piccolo is doing very well and sends his love. :D

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I am no expert on the sexes, but I think the breeder is right.

 

how big is your cage?

 

It is best to have a balance - 2 boys 2 girls.

 

remember, no matter what you do, quarantine is important.

 

One more thing - I might be wrong, but I think your "light green" is actually a golden face type 2 - which means it is a blue bird but the gold on its head goes throughout its body, thus it looks green.

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I am no expert on the sexes, but I think the breeder is right.

 

how big is your cage?

 

It is best to have a balance - 2 boys 2 girls.

 

remember, no matter what you do, quarantine is important.

 

One more thing - I might be wrong, but I think your "light green" is actually a golden face type 2 - which means it is a blue bird but the gold on its head goes throughout its body, thus it looks green.

 

I currently have a 18"x20" which Piccolo is in. I have a seperate cage for quarantine, and in the meantime I have a 18"Dx30"Lx30"H on layby that I will be paying off in the next week or two.

 

Thanks for the advice re: balance and the better idea of colouring (that is really interesting! :P ) . Would the possibility of breeding be an issue? I do feel bad that this little girl has not found a home, and I am a little feminist at heart - think it is unfair that a girl is disadvantaged! :D

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The breeder is right with the sexes and I think taking the boy would be best in your situation :P

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The breeder is right with the sexes and I think taking the boy would be best in your situation :)

 

 

I think so too. Oh well - it is truly a shame. In a perfect world I would take both :hap: , but I don't want to be irresponsible.

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I agree with Kaz, taking the boys would be best therefore you don't ever have to worry about what could or might happen. Let us know what you do.

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I agree with Kaz, taking the boys would be best therefore you don't ever have to worry about what could or might happen. Let us know what you do.

 

In the end I just took the boy - you can read more about my baby Scout in this post. :hap:

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Oh yes I remember now :D, that name suits him

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