Hi, I have a 10ish month old blue parakeet who I was confident was a girl until the last few weeks. When I got her at around three months old, she had a light purple cere with pink legs/feet, but over the past 2 months or so her cere has become very obviously blue which made me begin to believe she may be a male. However I’m still confused because her legs and feet have remained pink which would indicate a female... Although I still think she’s probably a girl, I am less sure now. She/he is my first parakeet, so if any more experienced budgie owners could shed some light on what gender my bird may be I would much appreciate it. Thanks!
She/he is my profile avatar so you can see a pic for reference.
Last edited by Claire Russell; 07-02-2019 at 01:55 PM.
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You have come to a great place to learn about best practices in budgie care. I encourage you to read all the "stickies" and articles. These will answer lots of your questions. Feel free to ask if you need to though!
I look forward to seeing you and your little feathered man around the forum!
Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, all of the How To Guides, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.
Truly, the very BEST advice anyone can offer you is to take the time to read ALL of the stickies throughout the various Talk Budgie forums as well as the Budgie Articles we have posted.
These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.
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Thank you, Claire!
Pepper is a sweet name for your little guy.
I hope to see lots more pictures of him in the days to come.
You can start an on-going picture thread for him in the "Budgie Pictures" section of the forum if you wish to do so.