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Old 06-05-2015, 03:19 PM
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Hi everyone!
I literally JUST got our budgie today! The husband and I talked it over and decided we wanted one. He had multiple birds as a kid and our family had one, but it has been many years for us. We got him/her from a local pet store. So far, it's really scared- read the when you bring them home thread! I am kind of putting it off in a different room, just because we had a 4 year old who is fairly loud ALL the time, lol.

We would like to know the sex of the bird so we can name it properly and if we ever want to get another later on down the road.
-We do know that it is at least 3 months old, maybe a little older but not much.
-Pet store girl said if the cere is blue it's female, but I came home a researched a little and the girl is wrong. Tan/brown= female, blue= male, is what I get from it.
-At this point, I am saying female for ours, but it's tricky. The cere seems to be a LIGHT blueish with a bit of purpleness to it, but whiteish rings around its nose holes (which could mean female). Help?
If anyone could help. I read some of the guidelines for posting pictures to sex the bird. I shall try. Pictures are in windowed light, no flash. Can't take bird out so had to take picture through the bars, lol.
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Old 06-05-2015, 03:27 PM
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Looks like a beautiful hen to me. But listen to what other people say, Talk Budgies is full of expert "sexers", unlike me! What a lovely bird - you must be very pleased!
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Old 06-05-2015, 03:30 PM
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Welcome to the forums!
You do have a cute budgie girl, no doubt there!
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Hi and to Talk Budgies!

Your new little female budgie is absolutely precious!

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I'm looking forward to hearing all about your new budgie girl and hopefully seeing more pictures soon!!

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Old 06-05-2015, 04:25 PM
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What a beautiful little budgie. Do let us know what you decide to name her
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Old 06-05-2015, 04:58 PM
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Welcome to talk budgies. All the info you need to move forward with budgie ownership can be found here. I agree with all the other's on your bird's gender, and down the road your's will go to very light tan to brown in color...
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Welcome to Talk Budgies! Congrats on deciding to get a new little friend--your little girl is absolutely precious. Don't worry, she'll settle in soon. To make her feel more at home, you can cover the cage with a light sheet partway, play soft music, and talk reassuringly to her

After she's settled in for a couple of weeks, you can start taming her.
Your crazy 4-year-old will have great appreciation for birds, I'm sure
Let us know what you name her! It's great to have you with us
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:34 PM
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She is really pretty! Welcome to the forums... I learned so much when I first got my birds and continue to learn here all the time.. The folks here are very knowledgeable and very supportive!
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Hi Michelle,

Congratulations on your cute little girl budgie
Do you have a name for her yet?
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Old 06-06-2015, 04:18 AM
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Hi and Welcome Michelle...agree, your budgie is a girl...not good at this, but improving...looking forward to photos and hearing what you name your cute budgie
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