I have now 3 budgies. The first is 1 and a half year old, yellow budgie, Miki and we buy him as male badgie but some are saying now that he is a female budgie, second one is Kiki, blue budgie almost 1 year old we got him as female but for that one we are sure is male. Now the new one i dont know how old it is i have it 1 week, he has white/pink nose, loves to dig in to the seed. I have a picture from Miki and Kiki, i want to know if which one is male which one is female. Miki is a lot afraid from Kiki and they are in separated cages cause Kiki wants to bite Miki foot. From the third budgie i will send you soon as i get one, he is still afraid from us i dont want to scare him.
Thx in advance.
From the first picture posted, both budgies appear to be male.
Male budgies have a smooth transclucent pinkish/purple cere.
The second picture appears to have been taken with a flash which washes out the color of the cere.
To determine gender accurately for Miki, please post a full-frontal close-up picture of the cere taken in natural light. Do not use flash and do not have the bird in direct sunlight.
I recommend you remove the plastic and/or wooden dowel perches in the budgies' cage and replace them with natural wood perches of varying diameters to reduce the risks of pressure sores.
Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, all of the How To Guides, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.
Truly, the very BEST advice anyone can offer you is to take the time to read ALL of the stickies throughout the various Talk Budgie forums as well as the Budgie Articles we have posted.
These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.
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You've come to the best place to learn even more about budgies! Your boys are both beautiful
FaeryBee has provided some excellent resources above, so be sure to read through them. They include the forum's many stickies and articles to ensure that you're up to date on the very best of budgie care practices.
If you have any questions after reading through everything, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help!
I look forward to hearing/seeing more of your little ones!
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic
Thank you all for the welcoming Here is another picture from Miki and 2 from our new Bibi (if any case is a girl), the new budgie was unwanted at the previous owners they claim that it was annoying. Thank you for all the advice i will take time to read all.
Your budgies are beautiful . You’ll find lots of useful information within Talk Budgies; in the Stickies posts at the top portion of the forum sections. Also check out the Articles section. By reading there, you’ll find answers to many common questions.
Miki and Kiki are both males.
Miki (yellow budgie in top photo) looks to be a recessive pied mutation, and as such, is likely to keep the pink in his cere as he matures. This may be what is confusing the people who are telling you that he is female.
Bibiís cere appears to be very pale; from that photo I suspect that Bibi is a female.
More photos of Bibi (no flash, no direct sunlight) will help.
If that photo is an accurate representation of the colour of her cere, then Bibi is female.
The links that FaeryBee has posted above, are an excellent source of information that will help you create the best environment for these birds, and also advise you how to avoid unwanted breeding.
If you have further questions after reading, please post.