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Taming/Cere?

Royal Budgie

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I've gotten my budgie, Navi, about two weeks ago, and I've started taming him. He goes onto my finger, but only if I put it close to his belly. And when that happens, he puts one foot on my finger until he steps up with the other (most of the time). I'm wondering what this is about.

And another thing I find a little peculiar is his cere.
Hmm - Album on Imgur

If you can zoom in, you might see his cere seems a little dirty. I'm curious about this as well.
 

Donna turner

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The way you describe navi getting on you're finger is the way all parrots climb onto a finger. Were you expecting him to hop with both feet?
 

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He looks like a handsome male that is doing well with you. Does he have any toys? Suggest you do some reading on providing budgie with enrichment.
 

Royal Budgie

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He does, but doesn’t really play with it. I’ll try putting some food in there, if it helps.
 

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I think his cere looks ok. One of my budgies ceres looks like that from time to tome, i think from color changes and cere shedding :) its my blue budgie too, might be a blue budgie mutation to have some reddish purple areas in the cere
 

Tara81

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If you look closely at lady janes picture of her budgies, they have it too :)
 

Monica

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Mites is a possibility, too.


Have you tried teaching step up using millet or another favorite treat?
 

Royal Budgie

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I normally put some millets in his seeds after he steps up, whether that be a few times or once.
 

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What do you mean putting millet in his seed?
 

Royal Budgie

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I take a bit of millets and put them in with the seeds in his food bowl.
Is that bad?
 
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