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Default Age/Gender of Budgies and are they ready for Breeding?

These are my budgies Alpha on left and Charlie on right ... I got them 3 days back from a friend... I want to know are they looking ready for breeding?... should I place a nesting box?
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Welcome to the forums!

Congratulations on your new budgies! Is this your first time owning them and do you have sufficient knowledge of the species as a whole in order to go through the task of breeding?

Breeding budgies or any living being for that matter, is a big responsibility and requires a deep knowledge and a whole lot research should be done prior to allowing a couple to breed.

It's not advisable to let a recently acquired pair to breed, so please do not give them a nest box nor anything that they could use as nest yet.
It takes time for budgies to settle into a new house and environment. It's important to know how old the pair is before setting them up for breeding. The bare minimum required age for them to breed is 1 year of age and the pair needs to be put on a good breeding diet prior to placing the nest box in the cage and the pair needs to be in top physical health and condition to go through mating laying eggs and raising their young.

Your budgie on the left is a male and while his cere is showing the mature colour, he still looks to be under a year old.
Your other budgie is very young at about 3 months old (doesn't appear to have gone through the baby moult yet). If you post a better close up photo showing the whole beak/cere area, we can help you out in determining its gender. From that pic, it seems the cere is somewhat purplish, so you may have another boy there.
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Thanks For the Reply...
I am posting these Pictures. I am new to Budgies. I was thinking that females are smaller in size ... Please enlighten me on their Gender as well as their Age.
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Question What is the Age and Gender of My budgies

I got these Budgies 3 days ago. I am new to budgies. Charlie (left) Alpha (right) I was thinking of putting a nesting box for them to breed, but someone told me that Charlie is not mature. I am Posting these pictures to establish their gender and age.

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Welcome to TB! The left bird might be a boy,the right bird is definitely a boy! They are cute!
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Can I be sure about the gender of Charlie (the left one)?
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To me Charlie looks like a boy,but lets see what the experts say. Do you have more photos of Charlie?
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That photo is much better and now I'm seeing the light bluish mingled with white cere on your youngest budgie (one on the left) making me believe you have a very young budgie girl. Like I said before both your budgies are too young to breed, so in order to avoid problems do not give them any nesting areas for them. The one on the left is about 2 and a half to 3 months old. The male budgie on the right is fresh from turning 6 months old.

Take this time to learn as much as you can about the species, get to know your budgies and work on taming them so that in the future (at the very least 1 year from now) you will have a better experience when it comes to breeding.
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Hi and welcome to the wonderful world of budgies!
Female budgies are not always smaller in size,it is different from budgie to budgie. The most affective way to tell the gender,is by looking at a budgie's cere (bald patch above beak). In females,the cere will be brown (or blue/pink with white rings around the nostrils if young) and males will have a blue (or purple/pink if young) cere with NO WHITE around the nostrils. For the age: Look for white iris rings around the eyes. Baby budgies have no iris rings until they mature, except for some mutations like recessive pieds. Baby budgies also have "baby bars" on their head,wich they lose at their first moult(around 4months).
You seem to have a young female(still baby bars on head) and a male older than 4 months(already past first moult).
Your budgies are beautiful!
Thankyou... I am trying to train them... starting with Charlie... Hope they do well

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That photo is much better and now I'm seeing the light bluish mingled with white cere on your youngest budgie (one on the left) making me believe you have a very young budgie girl. Like I said before both your budgies are too young to breed, so in order to avoid problems do not give them any nesting areas for them. The one on the left is about 2 and a half to 3 months old. The male budgie on the right is fresh from turning 6 months old.

Take this time to learn as much as you can about the species, get to know your budgies and work on taming them so that in the future (at the very least 1 year from now) you will have a better experience when it comes to breeding.
Thank you very much... I wanted to train them but someone told me they are mature to breed. I thought I would try training their kids... Good news for me that they are young. I am now looking forward training them.

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Your budgies are too young as Ana has told you, It is a great time to start to bond and train your lovely budgies.
Have a read through this sticky.https://talkbudgies.com/training-bond...ew-budgie.html

Your budgies need to get used to being in their new home let hem settle down and become familiar.
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