gender or parakeet

by Whit

I have had my parakeet for 5 months, there is some blue on the nose but it is mostly pink. Everyone tells me that if the nose hasn't turned by now then it is a female but I am not sure. The blue is around the nostrils but the rest of the nose is pink and slightly brown nearest to the beak.

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Dec 21, 2011
gender or parakeet
by: Linda

Young male budgies have purplish ceres, and the hens have bluish ceres. As they mature, the males cere turns blue, and the hen's turns a light tan to a darker brown when she is in good breeding condition.

Good breeding condition is a matter of being a healthy bird who is eating organic pellets, has a cage large enough to get in some flying time, and is checked at least once a year by an Avian Vet to make sure birds' are kept healthy.

Linda

Dec 21, 2011
gender of parakeet
by: Anne

Umm well it could be either actually. I had a budgie with a half blue half pink cere sometimes it looked brown by the nares (nostrils)veering towards a girl but then I found out it was a boy just like his Father.
It is a hereditary thing.

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