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Hi. I am a new budgie owner after having rescued the goegeous little thing from crows attacking it. It must have escaped from its home, & I was so pleased when it survived. So now I have fallen in love with it & have purchased birdie toys, a flight cage & a smaller cage so that I can take her outside with me whilst I am having breakfast, etc. (my pets get the best of everything!). She is a happy little thing & does a lot of chirping, talking (though have no idea of all that she says) & she also seems to do a bit of a dance sometimes by bobbing her head up & down etc.

I have just noticed that her eyes are different - one eye is plain black & the other eye is black in the centre with a greyish colour on the outside. Has anyone ever had a budgie like this before? I don't think that she is blind in one eye.

Also her cere was a darkish brown when I rescued her & now it appears to be getting paler - is that normal?

My third query is - to worm or not to worm. The man I bought her flight cage from breeds cockatiels & he said that if wild birds sit on top of her cage & their dropping go into her cage, then he would worm her, but if she doesn't mix with other birds, he wouldn't bother worming her. Then another guy in a pet shop recommended that she be wormed even if not in contact with other birds.

Your comments would be appreciated.

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pet shops love to sell EVERYTHING, it is their job.

 

Since you rescued her it might be a good idea to worm, if you are worried.

 

A picture will help with the eye - the grey you see is called an iris ring and is normal with most types of budgies. some types do not get them. you budgie might just be at the age that the rings are developing hence the difference. but again picture are needed to be sure.

 

hen coming out of breeding condition will get a pale blue cere when the brown flakes off

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  • 2 months later...

Hi. I am a new budgie owner after having rescued the goegeous little thing from crows attacking it. It must have escaped from its home, & I was so pleased when it survived. So now I have fallen in love with it & have purchased birdie toys, a flight cage & a smaller cage so that I can take her outside with me whilst I am having breakfast, etc. (my pets get the best of everything!). She is a happy little thing & does a lot of chirping, talking (though have no idea of all that she says) & she also seems to do a bit of a dance sometimes by bobbing her head up & down etc.

I have just noticed that her eyes are different - one eye is plain black & the other eye is black in the centre with a greyish colour on the outside. Has anyone ever had a budgie like this before? I don't think that she is blind in one eye.

Also her cere was a darkish brown when I rescued her & now it appears to be getting paler - is that normal?

My third query is - to worm or not to worm. The man I bought her flight cage from breeds cockatiels & he said that if wild birds sit on top of her cage & their dropping go into her cage, then he would worm her, but if she doesn't mix with other birds, he wouldn't bother worming her. Then another guy in a pet shop recommended that she be wormed even if not in contact with other birds.

Your comments would be appreciated.

 

 

Are you sure the one eye is black? When they move their eyes, you might see grey. That means they are no longer babies. It means they are past 4 months of age. If it has all black, it is less then 4 months old. I hope this helps. :)

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I bred a pied budgie with one solid black eye and one eye with an iris ring, so it is possible.

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Stormysky - this is normal for most mutations but some such as recessive pied don't get the ring to judge their age that way.

 

Twisted - very possible. many here have pieds like that.

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Possible halfsider?

 

Pictures would help :)

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Yes i have an albino female budgie and her 1 eye is full black and the other has the white ring around the black.. u can see it but yes.. no problem etc probably like how people have different eye colors... i have central heterochromia, so maybe birds have too. I have had her for months now, she is all happy and can see perfectly fine and is well trained in looping while flying. So nothing to worry about

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