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

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Hello! I recently got a budgie for the first time, and I thought it was a male because of some blue on its cere (the information on determining the gender was somewhat vague for me; it wasn’t as important for me to research as other things such as diet). I named it Otto (hence the username) but after wondering about its gender some more I did more research, and now I think it may be a female! I would love to have your input! Thanks!
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Old 08-24-2018, 01:47 AM
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Hi there! Going by the pics you've posted, Otto does in fact look to be a lovely little girl. A young female will have white rings around her nares and a young male will have a pink cere. Maybe you could call her Ottella, or Ottelia?


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You have a lovely little hen.

A pale blue care with white rings around the bares indicates a hen. A solid blue get A with no white indicates a cock bird.
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Old 08-24-2018, 01:31 PM
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I agree it looks like you have a female there. Sometimes certain males can have a bit of white around the nostrils, which can look even more pronounced in photos, but since you said she has some blue (which I can’t see) it would indicate female as others have said.
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Your little girl is lovely.
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Otto is a gorgeous little girl
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