A DNA test certainly can tell, but if Sweetie is a female, she
should lay an egg sooner or later..... and there's no arguing with
that! My Loki lays an egg maybe every 9 months?
On 9/12/06, Andie wrote:
> I can tell you for a fact that females masturbate too. My
> lovebird has a mate, but still chooses to masturbate on a toy,
> addition to mating with him. Standing with wings spread and
> up is female behavior, but both sexes can get possessive of the
> nest box. However the female is the one that stays in it most
> the time, at least until the eggs hatch.
> The point is that you can go on and on with generalizations, but
> the only way to tell for 100&37; sure is to get your bird DNA
> with a blood sample. Some males exhibit female behaviors and
> some females exhibit male behaviors. Even if she lays eggs
> you'll only know for sure that one is a girl unless they're
> fertile. If you want to try it females are GENERALLY the only
> ones that tuck nesting material. Give her plenty of material
> a few weeks and see what happens. It might take her a while to
> get used to something new in her cage before she'll tuck with it.
> Good Luck,
> On 9/10/06, nick wrote:
>> thanx alot jane 4 telling me what i should do>............
>> but i still have some questions........every day i try 2
>> figuer out if my sweety is a male or a female,im still not sure
>> of what sex sweety is.i never saw sweety tuck any nesting
>> material in her back,but she does spread her wings and lift
>> her tail as if sweety wants 2 mate,but i was told this is the
>> females position to mate.she also is realy protective of the
>> nest box,and often stays in it throughout the day and sleeps
>> in it at night.sweety also masterbates on her toys as well but
>> i was also told that only males do this sertain behavior.
>> pleaz tell me what u think.