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    My budgie is turning pink?

    Hi, i just a new budgie, about 2 weeks ago. it is mainly white with some blue and gray striped spots. i went out of town last weekend and came back to my budgie turning pink. the woman who was watching her said it slowly has been coming on. its her head, tail and tips of her wing feathers. her blue coloring is spreading also. she doesn't get colored foods, the only thing that has artificial coloring is her mineral block, but my cockatiel has the same one and is not turning pink. she is a very young bird, i got her at petco to eventually be a friend to my cockatiel. anyways, just curious, never seen a pink budgie.

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    Re: My budgie is turning pink?

    I have one of those rare all white but pink in places cockatiels, lol. It is from her pink mineral perch.

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    Re: My budgie is turning pink?

    Toys, mineral blocks etc will stain a birds feathers. Not all birds will stain themselves, but .. if they like to rub against it, or get it wet, the color will come off. Never heard of a pink budgie either.

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    Re: My budgie is turning pink?

    I've never heard of a budgie turning pink from illness
    though i did have a pinky purple one for a few weeks after a blue bug fell in the ribena lol
    And my lovebird goes through phases of turning his white bib yellow- from his cuttlebone


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    Re: My budgie is turning pink?

    yeah i saw a green cockatiel that was intentionally turned green by sitting ona green perch

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    Re: My budgie is turning pink?

    I am going to go on an limb here and say it is the mineral block. This is my Zoe bird after discovering a pink mineral block:



    Now because of her, my other little guys are turning various shades of pink, and the cockatiel has pink feet. I tried to give her a purple cuttle bone to get her rainbow colored, but it didn't work that way.

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    Re: My budgie is turning pink?

    you can get yellow cuttle bones too

    She looks so pretty lol


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