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Old 01-13-2019, 08:25 PM
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Sexing my birdies

Hi guys! I was given a three year old parakeet at Christmas (the white one) and was told itís a boy. I know parakeets are social and didnít want his to be alone so I bought a bigger cage and a friend for him they LOVE each other so much itís adorable lol anyway, I know itís hard to sex young birds, and the yellow one is from the local chain petstore so maybe very young... any tips on sexing them? I know the older one is most likely a boy, but would love if I have a male and female!!
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Re: Sexing my birdies

Welcome to you and your beautiful parakeets!

I know nothing of their physical sexual characteristics, but many members are quite familiar. Hopefully there are enough clues in the image for a verdict!
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:28 AM
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Re: Sexing my birdies

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Re: Sexing my birdies

The white one does look to be male, he's over a year-old so you can tell...

As far as the baby goes, you can't tell their gender until they are around a year old, as they are all born with either solid white or solid pink ceres, and they change colors until they go through puberty at about a year. So there is no way to know his/her gender until they go through puberty...Once they hit a year old his/her cere will have either changed colors or stayed solid pink, and then you'll be able to tell, but until then the only way to know it's gender would be with a DNA-test by blood or feathers...

After Budgies are a year-old, you can tell their gender by the color of their cere:

Males: Ceres are either solid blue, solid pink, solid purple

Females: Ceres are either solid white/cream, solid brown, solid tan, or blue with white rings around each nostril
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Re: Sexing my birdies

take your bird to a CAV.

they will get a good pin feather or a few drops of blood.

From there you goto google and type parrot DNA test.

You fill out th form, send them literally like 12 bucks...and you get a DNA test. It's cheap as all getout and its 100% accurate.

I'm waiting for my results right now.
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Re: Sexing my birdies

You can tell the sex of very young budgies (once they’re about old enough to fledge) if you know what to look for. Yours both look like males. It’s generally not necessary to get a dna test for budgies since they’re sexually dimorphic. Of course if you have any doubt what anyone is saying and need to know NOW then it’s inexpensive to do.

Immature males have a pink to lavender cere, while immature females have a whitish or a white/light blue chalky appearance.
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