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The green budgie is a male.
I cannot see the cere of the other budgie.
For determining gender, we need full frontal pictures of the cere. The pictures should be taken in natural light with no flash and no direct sunlight as both wash out the color of the cere in the pictures.

What are the budgies' names?

What size cage do you have them in? Please provide Length, Width and Height
What do you mean by "they really don't like each other"? Are they fighting?
Did you get them from the same place?

Please remove the mirror from the birds' cage
It is not recommended to have mirrors in your birds' cage as interacting with the mirror can contribute to your budgies becoming aggressive and/or territorial.
Additionally, some budgies will begin regurgitating to the mirror to the point where they actually become malnourished. You would be better off to give him shredding toys instead.

I recommend you remove the wooden dowel perches in the cage and replace them with natural wooden perches of varying diameters to help prevent pressure sores.
Pressure Sores
The information in this link will give examples of better options for perches:
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How do you know the blue and white is definitely a female?
What color is the cere? If it is a deep pinkish-purple, then the budgie is a male.
Please post a full-frontal, close-up picture taken in natural light (no flash and no direct sunlight)

For the cage, width is more important than height. The cage pictured by Spicy above would be a good choice.

If you are planning to make perches yourself out of natural wood, you must be very careful to ensure the wood is non-toxic for your birds.

Safe Natural Wood for Budgies
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