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Determining Gender Having trouble figuring out if your budgie is a male or female? Ask here!
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Trying to figure out the sex of my two babies, blue bird I have had for about 7 months now but the green one I just got last weekend. Guessing around 3/4 months of age. Any answers would be greatly appreciated
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Old 10-22-2018, 07:59 AM
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Blue bird is male, and the new green one is female.
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Old 10-22-2018, 10:36 AM
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I agree with Michelle.
The blue budgie is male and the green female.

However, you should have quarantined the new bird rather than immediately putting it with your current bird.

Quarantine means housing the new bird in a different cage in a different room than the current bird (as far away from the room the current bird is in as possible) for a period of 35-45 days.

Budgies mask symptoms when they are ill. Symptoms may not show up for over two weeks.
Often you will not even realize your bird is not well. Many budgie illnesses are airborne which is why you need to quarantine your new bird in a completely different room.

It is also a good idea to always take a new budgie in to see an Avian Vet for a "well-birdie" check-up. This allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet and the vet can establish a baseline for your bird in case of any future illnesses or injuries.

As you now have a mixed gender pair, it is important you do everything necessary to prevent breeding.

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Your budgies are precious . Please read the above links from FaeryBee, as well as the Stickies and Articles provided on the forum. You’ll find some useful information, as well as answers to many questions. If you still need help, we’re here.

Since you have a male and female, when they are both mature you will need to take care to avoid accidental breeding and hormonal behaviors. You will find tips on this in the Stickies in the Breeding section of the forum.
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Hi there and welcome: to the forums!

Your budgies are adorable and I agree with the genders that the others have said

As mentioned, you should have quarantined your new bird away from your other bird for at least 40 days. This not only gives the new bird a chance to settle in without the stress of another bird, but eliminates the chance that a hidden illness could get passed on to your current bird, as mentioned above

Meanwhile, be sure to read through the links provided above to ensure that you're up to date on the best of budgie care practices! If you have any questions after doing so, please do ask as we'd be more than happy to help

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