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Determining Gender Having trouble figuring out if your budgie is a male or female? Ask here!

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Hi all! I know time will tell but thought I'd send a pic just in case anyone more experienced could tell what gender Lilac is. She's only 4 weeks so it may be difficult.

I'm also a new budgie owner and have some concerns I'll post on the appropriate forums.
Thanks! Gender of 'Lilac'-img_1471.jpg


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Hi there and to the forums!

Your Lilac is a very handsome little boy!

When you are able, you should get him a square or rectangular cage that is not any smaller than 18 inches x 18 inches x 18 inches. Round cages are much too small for budgies and can also be disorienting to them, as they have no sides. Additionally, be sure to get him plenty of natural wood perches of varying shapes and diameters instead of his dowels to keep his feet healthy!

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Thanks again! I had in my head she was a girl (I read that the white rings around the nostrils indicated it) but had no idea at all. I'm delighted Lilac is a boy (I wanted to call him Violet but my husband preferred Lilac)
Yes, definitely getting a new cage. Thanks again for your help, much appreciated.


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You're right that white rings around the nostrils indicate female, but this is more like light pink along with a very clear pink cere, which indicates male. It's quite confusing to keep track of it all, honestly

I can't wait to hear more about Lilac!
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You might send a few other photos of close up with natural daylight. A male shows purplish fleshy/pink and as young females age the cere become more diluted blue with whitish surrounding the nostrils.
Looks like a male from your one photo. Very handsome.
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Hi all! Sorry for the delayed response.. I thought I had replied but my replies are no longer visible.
Here is another pic of Lilac (hope this works, I haven't used Imgur before).
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He's beautiful And definitely male, without a doubt
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Lilac is a very charming little boy!!
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