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    How To Tell a Budgie's Age

    ArticlePasserine AdviceThursday 02 June 2011
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    Budgies for sale, with plenty of personality and even the ability to talk present in some of them, make brilliant pet birds. If you want to teach your budgerigar to talk you should purchase a very young bird, at least under six months old, as they have more aptitude for learning at this age.

     

    On BirdTrader many of the budgies for sale have their ages listed, so that should be your job done. However, to make sure, there are several ways to tell a budgie's age to make certain that you have picked a bird that is at the age that you want.

     

    Check the budgie's head to tell its age. A budgie under four months old will have stripes on its forehead. When the budgie first molts, these stripes will disappear, indicating that the budgie is somewhere around three to four months old. The exceptions to this are lutino budgies or albino budgies, as their markings are not like those of other types of budgies.

    Look at the budgie's eyes. Most budgies will have solid black eyes until they are about four months old, then an iris starts to form. The iris will be dark at first, than gradually lighten.

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