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I got a new bird some weeks ago as a present from my Great Grandma as she found out I was looking at getting another bird. I went with her to the pet store to choose him and he was the first bird to fly to the bars and chatter away while I was standing there. So i got him, hes so friendly his cere is showing slight blueish colour all over so pritty sure hes male. Anyways the pet store lady said he wasn't tame at all and so we got him for $28 from the avairy bred cage. However, since introducing him to Molly she hates him, kinda, she kisses and lets him feed her in the morning and afternoons but bits his feet and tail feathers and really annoys him during the day. Hes really bonded to me and flies to me when ever I call him and he lands either on my finger or my head (so Im wondering if he wasnt an aviary bred bird). Hes also starting to do the wolf wistle and hes mumbling a couple of words "pritty boy" and "Handsome Hamish" he only started saying these things since introducing him to Molly about 2 weeks ago and hes getting better every day. Its funny that people say you can't train a bird to talk in pairs.... He adores coming out, hes a real character loves toys and vegies and fruit, devoured the whole lot the first time I tried him with it so hes been really easy to teach to eat fruit and veg. When out he also hangs upside down off my finger and flaps his wings, I am a bit worried about him though as hes only 14 weeks today he seems to crash into things when hes flying especially walls is this normal for a budgie of his age? He doesn't hit them hard its as if hes short sighted and as soon as he realises hes going to hit something he slows himself down but still runs into the wall. I don't know what type of budgie he is so will post some pictures soon. Ive never had such a friendly budgie and will keep eveyone updated on wether he stays really friendly and bonded to me and also if he continues to pick up words and sounds even when hes kept in a pair.

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Congratulations on the new bird. But, Quarintine is important. You should have kept the bird seperate from Molly for 30+ days, in case the new bird carried a disease.

Readin some of your other posts, This would be why your birds have lice.

Chances are that he carried lice/mites, and has now passed them onto Molly. This is why quarintine is important.

 

Hope you and Molly start to enjoy the new budgie, and lesson learned with quarintine.

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I know quaranteen is very important and I understand that but living with grandparents who are clean freaks and don't wont more than 1 cage around the house its pritty difficult

 

WHen i ever move out, i will do quaranteen i am a firm believer in quaranteen and would do it if i could

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You will realise the importance of quarantine the day you have lost birdie lives from not doing it. Like a lottery ticket..may get away with it occasionally but one day the new bird will be a carrier of something nastier and both or all will die.

 

PS a lighter blue cere can be a blue/white cere which may be female.

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You will realise the importance of quarantine the day you have lost birdie lives from not doing it. Like a lottery ticket..may get away with it occasionally but one day the new bird will be a carrier of something nastier and both or all will die.

 

PS a lighter blue cere can be a blue/white cere which may be female.

 

 

Yes i know, but i have tried to explain that to my grandparents

Females don't try to mate with female budgies do they, and besides he starting to talk and whistles the wolf whistle quite clearly so i would say hes male, never heard of females talking

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Females do talk Cara.............its an old wives tale told that they dont.

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Females do talk Cara.............its an old wives tale told that they dont.

 

 

Oh, didn't know that, well i will try and get some clear pictures of his/her cere over the weekend for you guys to look at. At the moment i watching him/her hanging upside down of a toy flapping wings, Molly just sits there watching.

 

Anyways back to my question regarding his/her flying is that normal for a budgie to fly into things?

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I've had budgies fly into walls and things until they learned their way around. When that happened, I clipped their wings, and that helped, and by the time their wings grew back, they flew fine and didn't hit things. I think they were more used to it here by then.

 

It sounds like you hit the jackpot with a friendly bird that comes to you. :( Does he have a name?

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I've had budgies fly into walls and things until they learned their way around. When that happened, I clipped their wings, and that helped, and by the time their wings grew back, they flew fine and didn't hit things. I think they were more used to it here by then.

 

It sounds like you hit the jackpot with a friendly bird that comes to you. :) Does he have a name?

 

 

Well at the moment his name is Hamish? But Kaz is thinking its a girl so may have to change that... Will post some pictures over the weekend

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I've had budgies fly into walls and things until they learned their way around. When that happened, I clipped their wings, and that helped, and by the time their wings grew back, they flew fine and didn't hit things. I think they were more used to it here by then.

 

It sounds like you hit the jackpot with a friendly bird that comes to you. :) Does he have a name?

 

 

Well at the moment his name is Hamish? But Kaz is thinking its a girl so may have to change that... Will post some pictures over the weekend

 

Kaz has not decided if its a female at all. I wait for photos :(

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would love to see some pictures.

as to the flying my first bird alway ran into the walls when out and about for a fly for at least 3 years while i had her alone. she never seemed to learn to miss them.

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I've had budgies fly into walls and things until they learned their way around. When that happened, I clipped their wings, and that helped, and by the time their wings grew back, they flew fine and didn't hit things. I think they were more used to it here by then.

 

It sounds like you hit the jackpot with a friendly bird that comes to you. :thankyou: Does he have a name?

 

 

Well at the moment his name is Hamish? But Kaz is thinking its a girl so may have to change that... Will post some pictures over the weekend

 

Kaz has not decided if its a female at all. I wait for photos :)

 

 

 

Sorry Kaz I didn't mean for it to sound that way

 

Trying my hardest to get any photos of him/her, he/she wont stay still

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Well these are the pictures I have so far. SOrry about the cage bars in the way these are the only ones I managed to get when he wasn't playing with his toys. I will have to get a better closer picture of the cere as well. Here is a picture of thier new cage too twice as big as the old one. Depending on the light his/her eyes shine red too. Will try and get some more later better quality ones.

 

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Can anyone tell his/her gender from these pictures??? Also what type of budgie is he/she?I got some better pictures of cere when i got him/her to sit still and some other just better pictures of him using a camera instead of my phone. Just loading them now.DSCF0009.jpgDSCF0010.jpgDSCF0011.jpgDSCF0012.jpgDSCF0013.jpgDSCF0014.jpg

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yf rec pied looks to be violet or mauve and pics are not biggenough for me to guess sex sorry

very very beautiful bird though :)

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Very nice pied :(

 

Looks like a boy :)

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Very nice pied :(

 

Looks like a boy :)

yea boy was my thought but that last picture in left corrner well made me silent ??unsure

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I know quaranteen is very important and I understand that but living with grandparents who are clean freaks and don't wont more than 1 cage around the house its pritty difficult

 

WHen i ever move out, i will do quaranteen i am a firm believer in quaranteen and would do it if i could

 

I'm sorry.......... but if you are aware of quarantine, but know you can't do it for whatever reason..... then why would you buy another bird ???? :)

I'm sorry Cara, please don't think I'm being rude but I don't understand.....

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okay when i get them out again for flying time tomorrow morning when the light is a bit better I shall get some more pictures of the cere

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