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

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Old 06-14-2017, 05:24 PM
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The Animal Control caught this little baby at our local dog park. They knew I was missing my budgie, so they looked up my number on file and called me. They asked even if this isn't your bird, would you mind taking it? So I went and picked her/he up. Really scared from folks trying to catch it at the dog park, and a dog almost got it. The pictures are the best I can manage for now. Your input would be most appreciated. I don't see any pupils, just solid black. And it almost seems like very faint bars on the head possibly. Thanks
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Old 06-14-2017, 06:12 PM
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I'm pretty sure that's a little girl! And since she appears to be a recessive pied (she looks a lot like my little guy who is one) it's going to be really hard to tell age. They don't get the typical irises and have very little markings to begin with, so head barring is hard to go off of.
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I would also say girl, and more pic's from different angles may help some of our expert's give an educated guess to possible age. Based on the cheek patch, and toenail's and beak giving a more youthful appearance, I would say your bird is less than a year old but I am no expert and have been wrong too many times to count. Very pretty bird...
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I have a question about this particular budgie. Who knows how long she has been wild. She is in the cage next to a window with lace curtains with a blind also, no sunlight hits this window . Whenever I open the blind she starts frantically pacing back and forth on the pirch like she wants out. She is definitely not tame, should I keep that blind shut? Or just let her do her thing?
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Those pictures are not the best for establishing the gender but I, too, believe she is female.

With regard to the window. I would keep the blinds closed for now. Let her have a couple of weeks to settle into being indoors. She needs to get accustomed to her new environment.
The fact she is anxious and stressed at this point is totally normal.
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Not knowing how long this bird was fending for itself, it makes perfect sense that flight is escape and all wild birds learn this quickly or become prey. At least keep the back of the cage covered
and get him/her used to you sitting beside him. If this is young bird, this behavior should improve, if older may take much longer but
you will see improvement. Thanks for rescuing this little guy.
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Ok, she seems to be doing better. I was able to get a couple of more shots of her. Let me know if these pictures are still not good, and I'll take more.

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Based on the new photos, this budgie appears to be a gorgeous little boy His cere looks pink and translucent. If this matches what you see in real life, then he is indeed male!
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