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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 01-15-2019, 09:18 AM
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I want to ask about gender of this bird. It is male or female ? I thought it is male, but this bird not singing. Only singing when I'm using vacuum cleaner or mixer.




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Old 01-15-2019, 11:49 AM
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A handsome male.(dark blue cere/adult) Budgies are not like canaries,... budgies don't "sing", they chirp and chatter,... both males and females. From your photos it looks like he's beginning to show evidence of have a parasite, scaly face mite which appears on the beak and cere. It is easily treated, using a topical product with Ivermectin. Avian vets can also take care of this easily. Talk budgies is the best source of information on anything budgie. Check all the resources here. Welcome.
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Yes, he's a male.
It looks like he needs a vet visit to clear up the scaly face mites that he has.
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Thanks. I know about scaly face mites. He's during treatment.

I'm also afraid, because he's very strange bird compared to my previous bird. Most of the day he is on the perch and do nothing. Sometimes he flies around the room. About singing. Sometimes I can hear only screech and calling another bird (outside the window). I don't know how to describe this sounds. I never saw him acting like that:
Budgie screeching and chirping - YouTube
or like that:
Budgie Chatter - YouTube

But when I'm using mixer or vacuum cleaner he's trying to sing like on the videos above.

This bird also don't use toys and bells. I gave him mirror, but he's not interested in. He's very quiet and calm.

Actually I can't buy second bird due to parasite.
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Some budgies are simply more quiet than others.

It is not a good idea to give a bird a mirror - this can lead to aggressive and territorial behavior.
Additionally, some budgies will become obsessed with their image over time and will regurgitate to the mirror to the point they become malnourished.
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He's beautiful I'm glad he's being treated for the mites he has!
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Some budgies are simply more quiet than others.

It is not a good idea to give a bird a mirror - this can lead to aggressive and territorial behavior.
Additionally, some budgies will become obsessed with their image over time and will regurgitate to the mirror to the point they become malnourished.
I gave him mirror for a while only to see his reaction. I know it is bad.

In other thread someone told me I should "working with him in taming.". But I don't know how to do this. Like I said earlier in this thread this bird almost whole day do nothing. No singing, no using toys, almost no flying. He is not scared of the hand. Just look at this video:

https://youtu.be/Oe2XXzaxhLc

Almost all day look like this. What should I do ? My previous budgie was much more active. Even at the end of his life with paralysed leg, he was still more active than my current bird.

Is is true that blue, and white budgies are more strange than the green ones ?
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You have to remember that all budgies are individuals, and each one will have their own personality, their own likes and dislikes, and you can't really compare budgies to each other.

Maybe he just prefers to be a little more laid back and quiet, maybe he just needs to find the right toy that he will love to play with, or maybe he just hasn't settled in yet? How long have you had him.

And there is absolutely no truth about blue and white budgies being more strange than the green ones.
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You have to remember that all budgies are individuals, and each one will have their own personality, their own likes and dislikes, and you can't really compare budgies to each other.

Maybe he just prefers to be a little more laid back and quiet, maybe he just needs to find the right toy that he will love to play with, or maybe he just hasn't settled in yet? How long have you had him.

And there is absolutely no truth about blue and white budgies being more strange than the green ones.
I have him since 01.12.2018. It is 2 month.
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It was not the best advice for someone to tell you that “you should” work with him to tame him. This is something that you can choose to do if you wish. It is not mandatory, and certain budgies depending on personality, do not wish to bond with a human.
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