budgie cere turning blue on sides?

by Sarah
(USA)

my budgie's cere used to be pale but is now turning blue. The black lines on the back of its neck reach to the front o its eye. What is happening. We used to think it was a girl but now I'm starting to regret it. Please help!

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Oct 24, 2014
My male budgie
by: Faith

Hey guys,I have a male budgie named Solomon.He does EVERY single act of a male,but his cere started turning light blue,like a female's in mating season.I started to get scared thinking that Solomon was a girl,because what if "he" started laying eggs and stuff?BUT he is only 6 months old,and I have been started to notice that Solomon's cere is turning darker blue,Justlike a normal male.So was his cere just turning color to an adult?I will Always love Solomon,I just really want to know.Can someone please help?

Oct 17, 2011
biting hard
by: Sarah

But he also bites really hard. Is it still possible its a girl?

Oct 17, 2011
ok
by: Sarah

That is kinda disappointing that it is a boy. But the store said it was a female!. But I will still love him. But he acts like a female and is in more control even though he is younger than my other budgie. Is that normal? So I am gong to get a female parakeet. Is it ok to put a female with two males? I'd like to know. Thanks again!

Oct 17, 2011
budgie cere turning blue on sides?
by: Linda

Your budgie is a male if his cere is turning blue. There is nothing wrong with having a male, in fact, the males are the ones with the sweet little songs, and they are more likely to talk. The females, on the other hand, though they can be sweet, they are more difficult to tame than the males and tend to bite harder and longer. Not sure about the talking with them either as I've only had males in my experience and adored every single one of them! You have to listen very hard to understand words they say as they usually mix up their words with their songs, so being very attentive is the way to know they're talking. They do not need any training to talk nor do any of the larger parrots either. They all pick up words and phrases they like and that they hear a lot, so talking is just a matter of time and what the individual bird wants to do. I have a pair of wild Amazons, and the male has a huge vocabulary and even puts short sentences together. He can actually respond intelligently with us at times. Other times, he just says whatever he want. The female says no human words and "talks" in Amazonese only. So talking for any of the parrots is individual choice as they're all different in what they like and don't like.

So, if you have a healthy male budgie, consider yourself very fortunate and love him for who he is and don't worry about who he is not.

Thanks for writing,
Linda

Oct 17, 2011
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by: Jordan

Do you know how old Your bird is, If it's a Young bird it might just be turning that colour because it's getting older, I have alot of budgie's some of my male's have a really dark Blue cere & abit of white on the side's but there happy, It's probably nothing, but see what other people think..?

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