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

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I got 3 budgies from the Pet Shop, however, I got the feeling that somehow, they had identified the gender of my budgie wrongly, can someone please help identify the gender of my budgie correctly..?

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I am pretty sure this budgie is a male, however, the shop owner insists that itís a female.


Budgie B


Budgie C

I do not want to wrongly name my budgie, else my male birds will have feminine names.




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A is male, B and C are female.

I suggest you split them up into into 2 cages, male and female budgies in one, and the other female budgie in the other. Having 3 birds together in a cage can cause issues with one bird being left out and since you have two females you may run into issues with them fighting over the male. While it is possible to house 2 females together, they are more likely to bicker and fight for dominance, but a male and female pair tend to do well. It is important that since you have a mixed group of birds, you do everything you can to discourage breeding.

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A is male, B and C are female.

I suggest you split them up into into 2 cages, 2 budgies in one, and 1 budgie in the other. Having 3 birds together in a cage can cause issues with one bird being left out or the others picking on it, and since you have two females you may run into issues with them fighting over the male.

Be sure to read over all the stickies and articles so you can ensure you are providing the best possible care for your new birds.


Thank you!! I will read up the stickies


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Thank you!! I will read up the stickies


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Your welcome! I edited my response and added some direct links to a few stickies for you to look through Good luck with your new feathered friends!
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The picture of the last budgie I believe may have scaly mites. If you can post a clearer picture of her, we can determine for certain.
If this is the case and she does have mites, you'll need to treat all three budgies as this is easily spread from bird to bird.
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I agree with Therm.
All of your budgies need to be treated for scaly mites.

https://www.talkbudgies.com/articles-...parasites.html

While it is very challenging for people who live in countries with no Avian Vets, there are steps you can take to help ensure your budgies' health.

With the right motivation, you can work with a regular or veterinarian to get the proper care for your budgie(s).

You will want to do as much research as you can and learn as much about budgies and the best practices for their care so you can provide your little ones with the best possible life.

We have a member in India who has done this and has developed a great relationship with a regular vet.
With the member's research and the vet's collaboration, they have found ways of providing care for her budgie that she would have not been able to manage otherwise.

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The picture of the last budgie I believe may have scaly mites. If you can post a clearer picture of her, we can determine for certain.
If this is the case and she does have mites, you'll need to treat all three budgies as this is easily spread from bird to bird.




I think you might be right.. oh dear, I will bring it to the vet soon..



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That budgie definitely has scaly mites.

ALL of your budgies need to be treated right away. This is a very contagious condition among birds.

Additionally, you will need to ensure you carefully clean and disinfect the cage, everything in it and any other areas where the budges have been.
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Hi there and to the forums!

You have some beautiful budgies, but they definitely need to be treated for scaley face mites right away. You've received excellent advice above on how best to care for them!

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While scaly face mites are horrid, it is treatable and you will have your birds looking good as new following Faerybee's advice. My first bird had it quite badly and I was amazed how well he recovered from it.
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