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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Wanting to check my 2 new budgies sex. Haven't owned any before so was hoping they might be 2 boys as I don't really want to deal with babies in the future. Insight would be appreciated thanks 馃檪


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Hello and welcome to the forums!

Good news, it seems you have two males! From the photos given the grey and white is definitely male while the blue has a lot of purple on his cere in addition to the blue.

Meanwhile, you鈥檝e come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices! Please be sure to have a look around the forums鈥 many budgie articles and 鈥渟tickies鈥 to ensure you鈥檙e up to date on everything! If you have questions after doing so, please be sure to ask as we鈥檇 love to help.

Please keep us posted!

Cheers! 馃憢

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The grey one looks like a male, but the blue one actually looks like it might be a female. It looks just like the cere looked like of my female budgie when I first bought her. Usually a lighter ring around the nostrils indicates that it is a female, but I could be wrong about yours because I haven't seen it in person and it's a little hard to see.

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Both budgies are definitely male. and are quite cute!

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Ok thats really good news. Thank you to everyone who replied.
Just wondering if anyone has had alot of luck taming 2 budgies that are together?

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Budgies need a minimum of two weeks to settle into their new home and you should not be trying to touch or tame them at this time. They are often submissive initially because they are terrified.

You can cover the top and three sides of the cage to help them feel more secure. Play music or the TV for them when you are not around during the day.

Taming and Bonding is all about helping your budgie learn to trust you and it takes a great deal of time and patience on your part.
You should never grab your budgies or force them to be touched.
To bond with your budgie, you need to build their trust in you.
They will have to learn over time that you will not hurt them, grab them and try to force them to allow you to hold them.
To bond with your birds, you need to build their trust in you.
They will have to learn over time that you will not hurt them.

To build your birds鈥 trust, sit by their cage and read, talk or sing quietly to them for a period of at least 10-15 minutes, 3 or 4 times day. After about a week, rest your hand on the outside of the cage when you talk to them so they will learn that your hand is safe and will not hurt them.

After a week of resting your hand on the outside of the cage, rest your hand inside the cage when you talk.

Don鈥檛 make sudden moves, don鈥檛 try to touch them.
Let their get used to the idea that the hand is now in their safe place and not harming them.

After 2 weeks, begin moving your hand slowly toward your bird. If they become agitated, stop moving your hand and just hold very still until they calm down. When they are comfortable with your hand near them, you can offer them a bit of millet or a few seeds.

Always work at your birds鈥 pace.

Move slowly and talk reassuringly and calmly to their whenever you interact with them.
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