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Old 03-16-2017, 01:55 PM
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A few days ago we brought home a BEAUTIFUL lutino budgie to be friends with our sky blue recessive pied budgie.

You guys, he's PERFECT. We have him in quarantine right now of course. I watched all the budgies for a while and he (hopefully a he) was so sweet. Any time a budgie stepped on his tail or got in the way he just moved. That carried on all the way home where before I could let him settle in I had to remove his leg band. Our first bird got his caught on the door hooks of the cage. If I hadn't been standing right there he may have died. It really freaked me out and that's how I figured out how to remove an open band! He was very scared but didn't bite at all. Now that he's been settled in for a few days he's already asking to come out and already steps up. He's the most perfect yellow baby. We named him Jax and I'm already in love with the little cutie.

On to the diet part.

This little bird has over 40 ingredients on his plate. He has a mixture of over 18 different sprouts, a mixture of over 18 different herbs and spices, and a mixture of 6 or 7 veggies and a quarter of a grape! (I'm mean. My birds get 90 percent veggies and only 10 percent fruit.) He has a feast!! And he's just throwing it off the plate looking for millet. We decided that since it usually takes a bit for a new scared budgie to start eating anyway, we'd just give him the proper diet from day one.

This bird is so perfect that the first day we had him he tried the sprouts on his plate. What budgie does that! Anyway it's all reluctant now. He's such a brat. But he has such a huge appetite that I'm not concerned about him getting enough to eat. When he's hungry enough he's eating and when he's not he's just throwing the food at me.

I just wanted to share my new family member with you guys. I get excited about these things but a lot of the people in my life just don't get it. I'm glad I have a place where talking about budgies doesn't annoy anyone!

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Old 03-16-2017, 02:25 PM
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Congrat's, how exciting. We must see pic's of this newbie. There is a lot of great info here on breaking the new guy in to this very healthy sounding diet you are attempting to feed, and no doubt with some patience, you will persevere....
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Oh, how cute What's your budgie's name?
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Jax is just as cute as a little button!!

I love the pictures you posted of him and I'm looking forward to seeing LOTS more of hem so please start an on-going picture thread in the Budgie Pictures section of the forum.

How wonderful that Jax has already been trying healthy foods!
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Jax is absolutely adorable! If you post photos of his cere taken in natural light, we can confirm his gender

I'm so glad he's trying his healthy foods so diligently
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Oh, sorry! I didn't see his name was Jax
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Thank you guys! He was just hunkered down in the palm of my hand sleeping. He is SO laid back and he loves cuddles so much. I got this bird from a pet store. I just can't believe it. I had to teach him step up so I don't know how much interaction he got as a baby. I wonder if he's special or just came from a good breeder.

As for his cere, it is very translucent purple making me think he's male. But he does have that gradient I have heard about in females. Around his nostrils it is light blue. I'll take some pictures tomorrow when it's light out. If he turns out to be a she I guess no more coconut hut for my male bird Spirit! He'll get over it.
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what a sweet and well behaved boy! goodluck introducing him to your other budgies i'd love to hear of his progress
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