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

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Old 01-08-2019, 12:21 AM
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My budgie Echo has a pink cere the whole six months Iíve had her. And I was originally told she was a girl when I introduced my three birdies. Recently it has darkened and looks more purple. I also know behavior canít really determine anything but her behavior is more ďfemaleĒ from what I thought. Luca, who is definitely a male from his dark blue cere, and Echo are best friends. They prefer to sit next to each other (they donít leave Fae out they all sit and play together) but when the three of them are on the same perch they sit next to each other. They also click their beaks together which actually worried me like a mating thing and a guess there is the possibility of gay birds but maybe you can help me out Iíll post a couple pictures of Echo and hopefully, someone can help. The first one is from November the second is from today. I might need more pictures to help. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-08-2019, 03:02 AM
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Echo is a boy budgie, and heís very handsome. Males ceres turn blue when they grow up and mature.


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Old 01-08-2019, 08:09 AM
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Even in the first pic, Echo is clearly a boy When they are that young, you just need to know what to look for...which most pet stores or inexperienced breeders don't know.

It sounds like Echo and Luca have a good relationship, based on the "beak clicking" which is actually them feeding or preening each other. That's a good thing, and nothing to worry about.
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I agree, Echo was a boy from the very beginning A clear pink cere indicates a young male.

Besides, behaviour can't predict gender
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To my knowledge, you did not ask about Echo's gender on this forum. The only thread I see regarding gender is the one where you asked about Luca. Is that correct?

Echo is definitely male and two birds of the same gender can be best friends, feeding and preening one another. It does not mean they are "gay".
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Two male budgies are often best of friends . When there is a bond, you’ll see behaviors that mean they’re close buddies.
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Thank you all. I misspoke when I said he was gendered on here that was about Luca. I thought I found pictures of females with pink ceres and since his was such a clear pink I didn’t think to ask. I also didn’t meant that their close relationship meant they were gay I just knew it was a possibility. Second question would be if having two boys with a female in the same space could cause problems. Thank you
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Having two birds of one gender with one bird of another gender always raises the possibility of problems. T
hat's not to say that there will always be problems - just that they very well may occur.

When you have two males with one female, the males will sometimes become aggressive with one another if they both decide they want to court the female.

However, since your two males seem to be well bonded together at this time, the three of your birds may continue to get along well.

Please be sure you do everything necessary to discourage any possible breeding behaviors.

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.

Best wishes!
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