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    Ring Around Foot

    My new budige, has a ring around its foot. Ipurchased this budgie at petco. Should I remove this ring? Its still a young budgie, and the ring looks pretty loose. If I should remove it, then how?

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    Re: Ring Around Foot

    Bands are used as a way to identify the bird and for the new bird owner to identify the breeder, close bands should only be removed by a vet or someone who is trained to do so, open bands I'd assume the same as you could easily harm your birds foot trying to remove it, the band will not harm your bird as it grows.

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    Re: Ring Around Foot

    if you want it removed, I suggest you have your vet do it when you take your bird in for his well birdy checkup


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    Re: Ring Around Foot

    Ok, so it should be removed though?
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    Re: Ring Around Foot

    If it's not causing any problems then there's no need to remove it.

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    Re: Ring Around Foot

    As long as it's not hurting him, I'd personally leave the band on, especially if you've lucked out and gotten a pretty coloured one. It's like birdy jewelery.

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    Re: Ring Around Foot

    Yea, itslike a braclet. I sorta like it on him/her. BTW I need to know how to findout genders on Budgies.
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    Re: Ring Around Foot

    Depends on the budgie! Generally, adult males will have a dark, bluer cere, females with have a brownish or tannish...except in some mutations. Then the males can have a pinkish purple cere, like with lutinos and recessive pieds.

    It might be even easier to tell by showing a picture of your bird, there are lots of people who are good at determining gender.

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    Re: Ring Around Foot

    I have seen what bands they use at petco, they looked open to me. I would personally remove the bands unless the budgies were show budgies or ones that needed to be kept track of. I only had one that came with a band but i removed it as soon as I brought him home. As for the sexing, it would be best to post a picture of the budgie since it can be pretty complicating for the untrained eye.

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    Re: Ring Around Foot

    Ok thanks. WIll have to get a new $16 battery for my camera.. Why do they make the batteries so expensive?????!!

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