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Determining Gender Having trouble figuring out if your budgie is a male or female? Ask here!

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I have recently gotten two budgies, I've had an albino one for almost two months who I was told was a female but I'm not sure on that fact. Though my fiance purchased me a blue/violet young budgie for my birthday a week back but again I'm left confused on their genders despite them seeming to like one another with their constant preening of one another. My albino budgie who is named Stormy also tends to feed my blue budgie Sherlock constantly. Here are some pictures. If necessary I'll post more. Any help is greatly appreciated.

My albino budgie is also smaller in size than my blue one despite clearly being older. I'm not sure if this is of any help. Stormy is also smaller than my sister's budgie who is clearly a male and who used to be friendly with them until Sherlock came along. Now Stormy tends to peck at Nobu -sister's budgie- if he gets close to Sherlock
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They both look female to me They have that typical whiteish cere with a bit of blue.
Budgies no matter what gender can preen and regurgitate food to eachother. Btw I don't recommend holding your budgies like that unless it's for medical reasons. Budgies really hate to be held and it scares them.
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Thank you, I know to not hold them like that which is why I only held them for a second for the pictures. They were each given a treat right after and allowed to continuing roaming about.
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Hi, KuraiRevesRose
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Determining Gender - Talk Budgies Forums

Please read also this Quarantine IS Necessary!
Quarantine? Is it really THAT important?
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Welcome to the forums!
You have certainly come to the right place as you will find all you need to know on budgie care here.
The information on the several articles and sticky threads will be extremely useful and of benefit to you and your budgies.

I agree that you have two young females there. Gender is not based from the size of a budgie. The size is something they will inherit from the parents, smaller parents will have smaller offspring, diet also plays an important role in the healthy development of the chicks.

Besides following quarantine procedures for your new budgie Sherlock, you will also have to take precautions in order to discourage future breeding behaviour that can lead to unwanted egg laying. This is done by not providing hiding areas nor anything that they can use as a nest, you will find the detailed information on this link: When We Don't Want Eggs!

If in the future, you are considering to house your sister's male budgie with your girls, this is also not advisable, not only will one of the budgies be necessarily left out, but also the chances for fights to happen are higher: Budgie Ownership: differences and dynamics between flocks

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Stormy and Sherlock are both adorable little girls.

If you are certain your sister's budgie, Nobu, is a male, then it is best to keep him away from the two females unless you are giving them very closely supervised out-of-cage time together.

Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, all of the How To Guides, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.

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The albinos cere look quite translucent and purplish to me, is the white around the nostrils there in real life or is it just the lighting of the photo?
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Stormy does have white around the nostrils though the rest ranges from looking pink or blue depending on the lighting. Lately it looks mainly pinkish.
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Please post an additional picture of Stormy's cere taken in natural light.

For gender and/or mutation help - Lighting and Angle DOES matter

A full-sized picture rather than a thumbnail would be helpful.

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Hi there and to the forums!

It's great to have you on the forums and you've been given great advice so far!

Be sure to read through all the links provided to stay up to date on the very best of budgie care, and if you have any questions, be sure to ask as we'd love to help

Stormy and Sherlock are precious, I look forward to seeing more photos of them soon!

Cheers!
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