Gender of Peep
I believe from those pictures that you have a little girl!
I agree that you have a lovely little girl. Since you have a mixed pair, it's best you do everything you can to prevent breeding. If you haven't already, have a read through this sticky.
When We Don't Want Eggs!
I also noticed you have a sort of snuggle sack in the cage and on top of the cage. I suggest you remove these as they may look like appealing nesting spots to your budgies, and the fibres on the fabric can be dangerous if the budgie were to chew and ingest some.
Hi! :welcome: to Talk Budgies
Your budgies are very cute!
The budgie in question is definitely female.
Where in Indiana do you live? I'm from that state originally.
Please remove the sandpaper perch covers from the perches immediately. They are VERY bad for your budgie's feet no matter what the pet store may have told you. Sandpaper perch covers often cause pressure sores.
Additionally, you need to replace the plastic and wooden dowel perches with natural wood perches of varying diameters.
This link give examples of perches that will be much better for your budgies' feet and legs.
Essentials to a Great Cage - Talk Budgies Forums
It is critical for your birds' health and well-being that you are careful to discourage breeding.
A heartfelt plea to forum members new and old - Talk Budgies Forums
When We Don't Want Eggs
iHeartPieds is correct - please remove the snuggle sack. Your budgies can get their feet caught in the material and severely injure themselves. Additionally, if they ingest fabric fibers, this can lead to crop impaction.
Budgies do not need a "house", hammock or snuggle hut.
Budgies perch when they sleep.
Providing them with swings is a much better choice. ;)
Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, all of the How To Guides, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.
Truly, the very BEST advice anyone can offer you is to take the time to read ALL of the stickies throughout the various Talk Budgie forums as well as the Budgie Articles we have posted.
These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.
Posting on the Forums - Talk Budgies Forums
Let's Talk Budgies! - Talk Budgies Forums
FAQs Frequently Asked Questions
List of Stickies - Talk Budgies Forums
Be Prepared for Veterinary Care Expense - Talk Budgies Forums
Avian First Aid
50+ Common Budgie Dangers To Watch Out For - Talk Budgies Forums
Cage sizes. - Talk Budgies Forums
Resource Directory - Talk Budgies Forums
When you upload pictures as thumbnail attachments directly from your computer, tablet or phone, the forum automatically defaults to landscape.
To upload full-sized pictures with the proper orientation, please use a photo-sharing service such as Imgur and follow the steps in these instructions:
How to Post Full Size Pictures from a Photo Sharing Site - Talk Budgies Forums
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If you have any questions after reading through everything, please be sure to ask!
Glad you decided to join us and looking forward to seeing you around the forums.
Hi there and :welcome: to the forums!
Your girl is adorable! So is your other little budgie ;) What are their names?
You'll find most of your questions answered in the links provided above, which include the forum's many Budgie Articles and "stickies", which will ensure you're up to date on all the best practices for budgie care. :p
If you have any questions after reading through everything, be sure to ask! :D
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