Hello! I just got a new budgie, and I need help determining the gender! It looks like a boy, but I wanted to make sure! It looks like there could be whitish rings around the nostrils, but there is also a dash of blue and some pink.
Please read my response to your other thread about getting another bird -- this budgie needs to be quarantined away from "Cleo" as indicated.
Why didn't you wait for a response before rushing out to get another bird?
This budgie is a very young male.
As you now have a male/female pair, you are going to need to ensure you do everything necessary to discourage breeding.
Rearranging their cage frequently, and limiting the light they get to 8 hours a day will help tremendously. Please be sure you never put a nest box or anything that could be used as a nesting site in their cage.
When they come into condition, limit the amount of protein in their diet at that time.
He's a beautiful boy, you've been given great advice above. As mentioned, after you introduce him to Cleo in a month or so, you'll have to be very sure to do all you can to prevent accidental breeding.
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic