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Default I think it is a boy but want to make sure.

These are inside pictures but our room is geared out in full spectrum lightening for my son due to his vision impairment.





Thanks for the gender opinion. Either way I am very pleased with Tico's personality. He is incredibly cuddly which I was totally not expecting since I was told budgies tend to be more independent.

ETA: I forgot age. He is around 9 weeks old, born somewhere around April fools day.


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Old 06-06-2015, 09:14 PM
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I think your lighting is too bright, and may be washing out the color. Natural light is best. It has a nice even shade to it, and the nare holes look smaller. If it look's much darker in natural light, I would think boy. What color is the cere in person ?
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I agree that I think Tico is a little boy! But the cere is very washed out, if it's shiny, uniform and pink or purple in real life, he is a boy, but if there's any chalky white, he's a she.

Such a darling little one!
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Aww what a cute little baby S/He looks so happy and clearly loves the camera so adorable
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D'awww that face
I think he may be a little too young to tell. He's still got a black beak. But from the pictures because it appears white on my laptop...I'm guessing its a girlie. I think it will become more apparent in a few weeks. My male, Little Beau Pete looked like a female at first, until he was about 4-5 months old and his cere was mostly purple rather than pale.
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I think your lighting is too bright, and may be washing out the color. Natural light is best. It has a nice even shade to it, and the nare holes look smaller. If it look's much darker in natural light, I would think boy. What color is the cere in person ?

His cere is definitely pink but it fades out to a more whitish color near the nostrils and I don't see any visible veins. The whitish color and the lack of veins make me doubt it is a boy but everything I read says young male budgies have pink ceres. I will get a picture tomorrow on the porch but I think the lightening will be bad because it is shaded in the back yard.
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Aw Tico is SO cute!! He looks very young too.
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From those pics your Tico looks very much like a young budgie girl.
Is Tico fully weaned? I'm asking this because she is very young, I'd say about close to one month and half.
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Here is one in semi natural light. I wasn't brave enough to carry him outside the screened in porch area. Tico is 9 weeks old.

Yes, he is still pretty small but I assure you he is quite the piggy when it comes to food. I was delayed 2 hours in feeding him yesterday and he wouldn't even let me put the bowls in the cage he did a full belly dive bomb before I could even finish filling the bowl.

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Aww, how cute! Tico looks like a precious little boy
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