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Old 07-10-2016, 06:22 PM
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Default Two -ino budgies, Can you help me with their tricky genders?

I have read about determining the sex of lutino and albino budgies, but honestly I can't really tell the difference in a young female cere and a young male cere. The differences are so slight that I have a hard time figuring it out - so I thought I'd turn it over to the experts here on the forum! They both seem to have red eyes which is why I think they're -inos, not DECs.

I am also curious about how old you think they are. I know their tail feathers are pretty long, so they aren't incredibly young, but they don't seem to be adults either. I got them from Petsmart. Thank you!!

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You have two beautiful females there

Males will have a noticably pink or purple cere with a pearly quality to it Your girl's pale, chalky looking ceres indicate that they are female.

Are you sure the white one's eyes are red? From the picture they appear black
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You have two beautiful females there

Males will have a noticably pink or purple cere with a pearly quality to it Your girl's pale, chalky looking ceres indicate that they are female.

Are you sure the white one's eyes are red? From the picture they appear black
Yes, they are red. It is hard to see in the picture, but when the light hits them they are red.

If I have two girls, are they going to have a hard time sharing their cage? I read females have a harder time getting along.
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In that case you have two beautiful Ino girls for sure

Many times, female budgies get along just fine Discouraging breeding behaviour helps their hormones to keep them from getting too bossy, even with no males in the cage.

Although some bickering is normal, you can limit it by ensuring there is two of everything in the cage as well as a large enough space for them so they can get some "alone time" if they'd like
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In that case you have two beautiful Ino girls for sure

Many times, female budgies get along just fine Discouraging breeding behaviour helps their hormones to keep them from getting too bossy, even with no males in the cage.

Although some bickering is normal, you can limit it by ensuring there is two of everything in the cage as well as a large enough space for them so they can get some "alone time" if they'd like
I'm just concerned because I have cared for other animals where keeping two of the wrong sex together would spell disaster. For example, keeping two male leopard geckos together is dangerous and they will likely kill each other, and same with two male betta fish.

So are you saying it's not so dire with female budgies? They snuggle and preen each other a lot. Sometimes, though, they seem to not know whether they want to snuggle or start pushing each other and bickering. It's very cute.
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I'm just concerned because I have cared for other animals where keeping two of the wrong sex together would spell disaster. For example, keeping two male leopard geckos together is dangerous and they will likely kill each other, and same with two male betta fish.

So are you saying it's not so dire with female budgies? They snuggle and preen each other a lot. Sometimes, though, they seem to not know whether they want to snuggle or start pushing each other and bickering. It's very cute.
No, not so dire at all I completely understand why you would think that based on your previous experience. Fortunately, though, just keep an eye on them and they should be fine. You only need to consider separating them if there's actual serious fighting or bullying going on.
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I agree that you have two cute young females there.
About their age and despite being trickier to tell due to the lack of markings, I'd say that they are close to reaching 3 months old but not quite there yet.
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I agree that you have two cute young females there.
About their age and despite being trickier to tell due to the lack of markings, I'd say that they are close to reaching 3 months old but not quite there yet.
Could you give me some insight as to why you think that? Is it their size or feathers? Is it there ceres? I would love to have a better understanding. I didn't realize when I got them that these colors would make it so tricky, haha!
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