how to tell if a peach faced lovebird is male/female without having a dna test done?

by nicole

this is the bird

this is the bird

I recently just got another peach faced lovebird. I've had four of them and with the new one I just got I now have five. but the new one of mine is alone. My other four paired up and mated. But this one is all alone. Its always sad to see the other birds mate when it doesn't have one. And it fights with the others to try and get their mate. I'm thinking of buying another peach faced love bird from my local pet store, but I need to determine weather its a male or female bird. So I know which to get so they can mate and it Will be happy. But I don't know how to tell please help....

I'm afraid of doing it a dna test. Because I'm scared it might hurt the bird. Is their anyway to determine the sex of it without having a dna test done???

I've also tried looking for signs of male and female behaviours but I'm still unsure.

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Jun 14, 2018
by: Anonymous

I just bought a male and a female. I got my birds from a breeder. The female has wider gap in the pelvic area then a male. the female is very vocal, the male not so much. The female is more aggressive.
Hope this helps. PS the breeder I got my peach from has been breeding them for a long time.

May 09, 2018
by: Anonymous

I was told that a male peach-faced lovebird would have a redder face, while a female would have a slightly lighter orange face. I don't really know, but I'd like to know what the true test is to difference male or female cuz I have a pet lovebird as well. Mine did make kind of a nest when we first got it, but it didn't lay any eggs or anything.

Apr 13, 2018
Male or female
by: Smart Ass

A female won’t stop talking.

Mar 22, 2018
How to tell if its a Male or Female
by: Alex A.

Feel one of your birds stomach. Smaller one is the male. Also watch how your lovebirds personalities are. Male are more calm than Females. If you hurt the male lovebird by accident it's tend to forgive your unlike the Female. The female with keep a grudge against your but if your lucky it will forgive you. Also female lovebirds are more hyperactive then the male lovebirds. I hope this has helped you!

Dec 18, 2017
Peachface gender determination
by: Lee

You really can’t tell by looking at them. I’ve learned that. True way is DNA. I have 4 and I know only the gender of 2 of them only cause they are mating 🤣🤣. They say females like to rip up paper to make a nest but my male one is doing the same thing. Not as much as my female one but he does do it.

Dec 15, 2017
by: Anonymous

I have a young bird just out of the nest n feeding it self and i like to know if it is a boy or girl so how could i tell the difference

Oct 11, 2017
3 month old Peachfaced lovebirds
by: Lee

I have 2 3 month old Peachfaced I was told lovebirds. I'm trying to figure out what mine are as well. I'm afraid to do the DNA on them for gender. I'm not sure how to tell. I'm not too sure how to add pictures as well of them

Apr 20, 2017
by: Anastasio

I'm sorry to tell u this but as far as I can see from its partially orange beak, this particular lovebird can be called "Mule" which means it cannot be productive because this bird is a result of 2 different lovebirds species: the Peach Faced having mated with the Masked (or the Fischers...) Sort of like when a horse mates with a donkey and give birth to a mule.. I had it before and i know.. either its male or female it can never give you offsprings

Mar 15, 2017
Peach face love birds
by: Wayne

Need to know what I have I was told I have a male and a female. I had to separate them bc the female if it is the female had the male by the neck and was dragging him around the cage. So I separated them for two days now they will sit next to each other . They wouldn't do that befor.

Nov 05, 2016
boy or girl
by: who knows

I have them and I cant tell either but yours is probably a boy

Jul 07, 2016
pech faced lovebird paising up
by: Anonymous

love birds with pair up with another lovebird no matter what sex, they don't need the opposite sex unless you intend on breeding

Jun 20, 2016
Knowing my birds sex with DNA
by: Bird lover

My peach faced love birds died because of taking a DNA I recommend not doing a DNA and it died even though it was healthy and strong taking DNA IS a bad idea

Jun 10, 2016
by: Ezio

It's a male bro....I had lovebirds for more than 5 years so I know them by their looks

Jun 09, 2016
by: Anonymous

i think it's a female, males sit with their feet close together, females wider apart. Females have more of a flat section on thier head and males are more rounded, they also say distance between the eyes can tell, google that one

Jan 24, 2016
How to tell the sex of a lovebird
by: Anonymous

I have raised many lovebirds and you can tell by their tails.Males are pointy females are wide and flare out.

Dec 29, 2015
someone stole my two birds
by: Anonymous

I just lost my two love birds to thieves , wouldn't the birds chirp if someone tries to take them up at 1-2am in the morning ? I am so mad, bitter and loss !

Oct 30, 2015
blah blah
by: blah blah

i noticed that peach faced lovebirds have different tail colors female is light blue while the male is dark blue

Sep 20, 2015
by: hi


Aug 08, 2015
the lovebirds gender
by: Chipmunk000

If your bird is fighting for mates, then the bird is a boy, girls don't seem to fight for mates so the bird shown in the picture is a boy.

Jul 21, 2015
I know!
by: Melanie

Hello my name is Melanie I have been breeding birds for 3 years from the looks of your bird it is a male

Jul 20, 2015
How to tell if a lovebird is a girl or a boy
by: chipmunk000

Actually, not to brag, bi tim an animal expert. I can clearly tell that the bird shown in the picture is a boy. I am SURE he is a boy. TRUST ME.

Jun 16, 2015
by: Anonymous


May 16, 2015
its easy
by: peach face lover

Usually you can touch in the middle of their legs ,of it is open then it is a girl ifit is close its a guy or sometimes the male fights with another male for their mate or the girl sometimes bites you alot than the guy does

May 08, 2015
by: Anonymous

I also have a peach faced lovebird who I can't tell its gender we just call it a he, anyone have a way to tell? He is the only lovebird we have.

Feb 26, 2015
by: Anonymous

you can tell by the shape of the chest I its roundish shape it is a female and if its a flat chest it is a male.

or you can get a DNA test I don't think it hurts the bird but its up to you

Feb 18, 2015
you kinda can
by: Anonymous

some people and pet store owners said if you look at their nostrills and if it's pinkish it a female and if it's more of a purple it's a boy hope you find what kind of bird it is

Nov 22, 2014
by: Anonymous

Sometimes there is an easy way like to look at thier face. If it's darker like red there is more of a chance that it is a male. If it's orange or peach then it's a girl

Jan 23, 2013
DNA testing should be done by a professional
by: The Avian Vet

You cannot tell a lovebirds sex by looking at it. The only way to know is to DNA. I would not allow the pet store to do the blood draw, but if a professional does it then it is very safe.

Dr B

Jan 23, 2013
you can't
by: Anonymous

Both male & female are identical & the only way to know 100% accurately is via DNA testing.

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