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Re: sex of budgies

Posted by Colleen on 5/09/07
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    On 5/09/07, Mindy wrote:
    > Hi Colleen,
    >
    > A blue cere is a male budgie. Although, my female budgie at
    > about a year old had her cere that was kinda purplish which
    > appeared to look a little blue. A few months later it is
    > turned beige. So maybe give it a little more time but it
    > sounds like u have a male.
    >
    > On 5/08/07, Colleen wrote:
    >> I have a pair of budgies for at least a year and lately
    >> the female's beak (cere?) has been turning more blue. The
    >> definitely male budgie has been trying to mate with this
    >> bird. Is she a she?

    Thanks for the response. I was pretty sure this bird was a
    female : she was larger, had a pinkish cere when I got her
    well over a year ago and I thought the colour would be
    established by now., she bites hard and doesn't sing, just
    scolds. I often see them giving each other "kisses" before
    this behaviour on the part of the male bird.Would a male
    budgie still try to mount/mate with another male? What should
    I do if the partner is also a male..should I seperate them
    because of this behaviour?...the she/he looks quite worn out
    looking!