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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 am very new to the forum as well as to the budgies world.
Got 2 of them from a local vendor. He assured me that one is male and other is female but I am so confused. I think both of them are of same sex. Could you please help me determining the correct gender and age as well. Pictures attached.


https://photos.app.goo.gl/kyZMNbeBkLL1LXR73
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From the pics you posted i think both of your budgies are male.
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Welcome! Your new budgies are so cute!

I agree they are both males. The darker one looks to be around 9 months to a year old, and the lighter one I would say roughly 3 or 4 months old? It's hard to tell because it's head bars are so faint, but I can't yet see a white iris developing yet.

Have you thought of any names for them yet?

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Hi,

it's advisable you remove the nest box you have in the cage with your birds.
Budgies don't need a nest box for sleeping or hiding.
This is only needed if you are planning to breed birds.

If you are planning to breed you will need to upskill your knowledge greatly before embarking such a journey.
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Hi there and to the forums!

Your two boys are adorable!

Please remove all nesting huts or pots from the cage, there's no need for them. Even if you had a male and female, you should be doing all you can to discourage breeding as it doesn't sound like you yet have the experience necessary to breed budgies.

However, if you'd like to breed budgies eventually, in a year or more, after you've acquired all the necessary knowledge, you've come to a great resource to start learning about everything!

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As the others have indicated, you have two cute little males.

Please remove the nestbox from the cage.
As explained, budgies do not need a nestbox or hiding place to sleep, they sleep on perches.

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Thank you so much. So both are male.
Yes, I call them BLUES and SILVER my angry birds. They often fight for food, space, toys but sometimes cuddle too.
I don't want to breed them but would it be a good idea to introduce female budgies in cage?
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Thank you so much. So both are male.
Yes, I call them BLUES and SILVER my angry birds. They often fight for food, space, toys but sometimes cuddle too.
I don't want to breed them but would it be a good idea to introduce female budgies in cage?
Since you are new to budgies I suggest you just stick with your two boys for now. Male pairs tend to do very well together When you say fighting do you mean they just argue a bit or do they actually fight? If one bird is attacking the other or drawing blood then you need to separate them, but if they are just arguing a bit then thats fine. It's quite normal for pairs of budgies to bicker over food and space.
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Since you are new to budgies I suggest you just stick with your two boys for now. Male pairs tend to do very well together When you say fighting do you mean they just argue a bit or do they actually fight? If one bird is attacking the other or drawing blood then you need to separate them, but if they are just arguing a bit then thats fine. It's quite normal for pairs of budgies to bicker over food and space.
Yes, even I think I should stick with these two. They don't fight till a point that blood comes out. Most of the time they mouth each other and sometimes silver puts leg over blues. I would watch them for a couple of weeks and then see if they really need to be separated. Hope they remain healthy so that I can gradually train them to eat from hand and come out of cage.
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I have not removed the pot, instead I have removed the top of the pot and now they find it as a toy and playing with it...going inside, coming out from the top. Seems they are not scared of it anymore.
Please suggest if I still need to remove the pot or I can let it be there.
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