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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! We just got these two parakeets and don't know the gender. Can anyone help? The yellow is a lutino.
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Please remove the wicker "hut" from your budgies' cage immediately.
You have a female budgie and she will try to use that as a nesting site.
Budgies do not need houses, tents, snuggle huts, etc.
They sleep on perches and you should avoid having any items in the cage that can conceivably be used as a nesting site.

The blue budgie is definitely female.
I can't see the cere of the yellow one well enough to determine the gender.
Please post a full sized photo of the cere taken in natural light - no flash/no direct sunlight.

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If you have a mixed gender pair, you are going to need to be very careful to discourage breeding.

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I'm not sure if I did this correctly? This is an older picture but we have since removed the snuggle hut. I will take the Hut out as well! Thank you so much!
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You've been given great advice. It's also recommended to not have mirrors in the cage as they can lead to the birds becoming obsessed with their reflection. One more thing, it is best to have a rectangular cage rather than a round one. Round cages are disorienting to the birds and up the top where the wires come together, the birds can get their feet caught. Since you have two birds it is recommended to have a cage that is a minimum of 30 x 18 x 18 inches, but bigger is better
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From the pictures you've posted thus far, it appears your Lutino budgie is a female but a full frontal picture of the cere taken in natural light, no flash/no direct sunlight would be best.

I don't want to sound overly critical, I simply want to explain to you what Talk Budgies believes to be "best practices" in caring for your budgies for their optimum health and well-being.

The cage you have appears to be round and not nearly big enough for two budgies.

Round cages are never recommended.
Budgies need corners where they can feel more secure.

Budgies need room to fly and should be given large cages that are wider than they are high.

The very minimum size recommended for two budgies is 30" Long x 18" wide by x 18" high.
A bigger cage is always better as long as the spacing between the bars is no more than 1/2".

The "bowl" you are using as a food cup is too deep and also needs to be removed from the cage. It, too, can easily be used as a nesting site.

Even females without males will become broody and lay if the conditions are condusive to doing so.

Please read the information in this link for better options on perches and items you should have in your budgies' cage.

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Thank you! I appreciate the advice. We ordered a large rectangular cage a few days ago and it should be here tomorrow. It's 16,000 cubic inches so that should do, right?it also has different feeders so those will be out
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here is a better shot of the ceres. (Hut has since been removed though!)
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From the last picture, I can now see your lutino is a little male budgie.
StarlingWings will confirm the gender when she logs onto the forum.

I'm so glad to hear you've ordered a new cage and the size will be great.

What are your little budgies' names?
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Oh wow! We had no idea. Our kids named them Sapphire (our 8 year olds choice) and Biscuit (our 5 year olds choice).
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