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

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Hi, i have just got this budgie. Was told it is a male, but it looks like a female ready to breed to me! Can someone help? Thanks
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Hi!
This is a male, and he has an infection of scaly face mites. You will need to take him to a vet for an official diagnosis and treatment. If you have any other birds, they will all need to be treated as well, so make sure the vet gives you enough treatment for all of them.

You will need to fully clean everything that your bird has come into contact with. Deep clean the entire cage, perches, toys, food and water bowls, and any playstands or perches that are not inside the cage.
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Michelle has provided you with excellent advice.
Additionally, it is important you use the proper treatment for scaly mites so you do need to take your budgie to the vet.
The medications pet stores will try to sell you are not recommended and are oftentimes not safe.

Additionally, I recommend you remove the wooden dowel perch in the cage and replace it with natural wooden perches of varying diameters to help prevent pressure sores.

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The information in this link will give examples of better options for perches:

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