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How adorable :D! how old is she?
 

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She's about 8 months old now. She's doing ok, I mean she's beautiful, playful with her toys, is talking a bit but she's very shy.
 

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What a cutie patootie! I've heard the red bellies can be shy, it seems to be a poi thing. They have such cute little munchkin voices tho!
 

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What is she saying? She sounds sweet.
 

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I don't think I've ever seen a red belly in person. It's so sweet looking! I love the colours, the grey, red and green really contrast ^^
 

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I was looking into red-bellied parrots. Are you sure 'she' is not a 'he'? Apparently the hens have a somewhat green belly when the males are the red ones... Just thought I'd tell you what I'd seen, you might know more considering she's your bird :giggle:
 

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Daisy,
The females are born with the red and it disappears as they molt. I had assumed Cherry was still a youngster. I could be wrong.
 

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Ah! Thanks nanay, looking at everything else they hadn't said that. That would make more sense ;)
 

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Daisy,
I could be mistaken, but as far as I am aware all of the poicephalus species are like that. If they are sexually dimorphic as adults, the babies are all born with the most brilliant colors, and then whichever sex has less brilliant coloring in adulthood molts out the color. That is quite the opposite of lots of species, such as grass parakeets.
 

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Yes, I can see what you mean, some birds do come into beautiful colour as well. The golden pheasant when we bought them were so dull (well the male) and when he matured he became bright red with a gorgeous golden head :D
 

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Daisy,
Could you post pictures of your pheasants? I strongly considered getting pheasants for a while, but at this point in my life I am no longer acquiring additional animals that live outside in the winter. I am just too old to enjoy going out in the winter weather any longer.
 

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Yeah I can understand that. I will try and get some pics, I've only ever had a video of them running off I think seeing as they tend to run like crazy when you're around. If you look in Jennys set up thread you will see them at the end of their aviary :D
 

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Yup nanay is totally correct! My RB is a female & when she molts, the orange will start to fade! And she has been DNA sexed bc I wanted a female & they all start off looking like males.
 
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