Hello! This is my first time posting, though I read just about everything here before deciding to get my own little feathered friend. Anyway I got my, as of now name not decided, budgie a few days ago and I was wondering if I could have some help determining if my new friends gender. I have put some pictures here. The store I got them from said it was too early to determine their gender, which might be true as they hatched on 3/12/2018. Let me know what you think on them! Also name suggestions or just to tell me how cute this little sweetie pie is. They are all over their cage and very in charge of it by now.
The photos might not show their red eyes very well, but it has them.
Unfortunately, most pet stores don't have a clue when it comes to determining a budgie's gender.
Both budgie pictures show a very handsome little male.
Are both pictures of the same budgie or did you get two? It wasn't clear to me from your post.
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It is the same bird. Sorry to be unclear. The store I got them from is from what I can tell is a decently respected bird store in the area. I got them handfed, pretty positive they are as I watched them feed their cockatiels by hand while I was in store. These little ones were on seed so I suppose I have to take their word for it. They didn't really look when I asked if they were a boy or a girl, I kinda assumed they didn't want to give me the wrong information on an albino one and get in trouble.
Anyway, thank you so much for your help! I suppose in the grandscheme of things it doesn't matter the gender since I fell in love with them right away. They are quite handsome and quite comfortable with hands and such not caring a whit as I mess around in the cage to clean it and even getting on my hand when I am doing so.
It's great to have you with us and you've come to the best place to learn even more about budgies!
Your little one is a very handsome boy
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We look forward to seeing lots more of your handsome little when you get a chance!
and Princess Mallorn!
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