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Old 03-08-2015, 12:36 PM
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I posted some pics of our second budgie a few weeks ago and the general consensus was that she looked female. I'm still not sure though. Her cere seems to be getting more blueish by the day. I know that this doesn't necessarily mean that she's male but I'd really appreciate an updated opinion based on her latest pics. Hope the quality of the pics is good enough.
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There is absolutely no doubt that your budgie is 100% female.
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Pheww..I'm so relieved!!

How do you know? I mean, what are the characteristics that make you so sure? (Not questioning your expertise. Just trying to learn what to look out for since the pics don't wholly capture her cere colour)
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Your budgie is a beautiful female!
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Pheww..I'm so relieved!!

How do you know? I mean, what are the characteristics that make you so sure?
You can tell by the cere colour which is mainly whitish and also by the shape of the nostrils which are generally bigger in females.
If she were a male, the cere would be a deep pinkish/purplish colour.
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You can tell by the cere colour which is mainly whitish and also by the shape of the nostrils which are generally bigger in females.
If she were a male, the cere would be a deep pinkish/purplish colour.
Brilliant thanks!! Her cere is definitely not a deep purplish or pink colour. It's more white ish- blue!! I thought the colour might get deeper with age though as she is still quite young. About 5-6 months I think..

I had no idea that the nostrils are bigger in females. How interesting.
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Exactly, and that whitish blue colour is very typical in young females. As she gets older the white will progressively take over and then it will start to gradually tan until the cere turns dark brown in colour.
Looking at her, I would put my estimate on age on 4 and a half months old.
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Your little female is absolutely adorable! What have you named her?
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McFly....
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