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Hugo is about 6 years old and a male Lutino. I feed him healthy, thoroughly researched vegetables 3-4 times a week, consisting mostly of baby kale, baby spinach, bell peppers, grapes, and strawberries, with variations, of course. He is is allowed out of his cage everyday and has had no health problems in the past. He is behaving normally. I have noticed, however, that his cere seems a bit larger and less smooth than most budgies and has always been. Is his cere healthy? Please include any other observations you make on his overall health, as well. I have inclosed this photo:

Please excuse me if I have made any mistakes, I am new to the forum. Thank you!

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Male cere's don't get like that unless they have hormonal problem's or some other medical issue. You say the cere has alway's been like that, do you also mean it has alway's been that color ? If so, then I would say your bird is a hen...a very healthy looking one....
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Male cere's don't get like that unless they have hormonal problem's or some other medical issue. You say the cere has alway's been like that, do you also mean it has alway's been that color ? If so, then I would say your bird is a hen...a very healthy looking one....
Thank you! Yes, sir, it has always been that color. He (or she, haha) has never laid any eggs while I have had him/her, and never made any sort of nest. He/she also has regurgitated seeds for me and chatters with me by mimicking the noises that I make, but are those telltale signs of gender, or just gender inclinations? Thank you enormously for your help.
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I am no expert, but I can tell you for sure that both sexes will mimic sound's, one of my hen's does it more than my males. Regurgitating is usually something males do more, but females can also. I have two hen's that are a couple year's old now and have never attempted to nest, and have never laid egg's, and they are kept in the company of two males. Let's see what some of the other folk's with more experience than me have to say, I think you have a hen, a very pretty and healthy looking one at that...
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I am no expert, but I can tell you for sure that both sexes will mimic sound's, one of my hen's does it more than my males. Regurgitating is usually something males do more, but females can also. Let's see what some of the other folk's with more experience than me have to say, I think you have a hen, a very pretty and healthy looking one at that...
Yes, sir. Thank you very much for your insight and welcome. Also thank you, I appreciate it!
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Your welcome, good to have you here, lot's of really good info on the site, and some real experienced budgie people here who alway's like to help .I added to my post after you quoted it...sorry about that.....
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A male lutino will have a purply-pink cere. Was "his" cere purply-pink before it changed? Or was it pale blue/white/tan (a hen's cere)? Your bird appears to be a broody hen.
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A male lutino will have a purply-pink cere. Was "his" cere purply-pink before it changed? Or was it pale blue/white/tan (a hen's cere)? Your bird appears to be a broody hen.
Yes,when I saw the photo I immediately thought: "What should be wrong with the bird? That's a hen in breeding condition". Then I read the text and I still think it's a hen but was sold as a male. Austin wrote that the cere was always like that so the bird might be a hen indeed...
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A friend of mine once thought she had a male budgie and she taught it to talk anyway the budgie she thought was a male turned out to be a female and she talked very well so some female budgies do talk so she thought she had a male but it was a female budgie if you spend a lot of time with the female budgie maybe she will talk.. Your budgie is very beautiful..
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A friend of mine once thought she had a male budgie and she taught it to talk anyway the budgie she thought was a male turned out to be a female and she talked very well so some female budgies do talk so she thought she had a male but it was a female budgie if you spend a lot of time with the female budgie maybe she will talk.. Your budgie is very beautiful..
Thank you very much! Hugo is one of my closest companions, so it's a bit embarrassing I had not better determined her gender, haha. I guess not much is different, after all.
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