if i have a boy or girl

by hope
(australia)

dear vet
my name is hope and i have a rainbow lorikeet and i was just wanted to know if there is any way to tell if i have a boy or a girl lorikeet as i want to start to breeding with my lorikeet but dont know what i have so i can get another one the other se i dont have.

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Jul 17, 2008
lorikeet gender
by: Anonymous

all birds can either be dna sexed by blood or feather. Surgically sexinf is done by putting the bird to sleep, making an incision, and using a scope. Sometimes it is difficult to get a visualization because of body fluids or there maybe even an infection or other internal structures which make it difficult to see the gonads. I wouldn't reccommend this because it is also hsrder on the bird.

Jul 16, 2008
Lorikeet gender
by: vet

You need to have a DNA test done to determine the gender of your birds.

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