On 7/24/07, Rick wrote:
> For those of us who acquire a bird and then possibly another
> of the same species for strictly companionship, with no
> intention of breeding in mind, sexing is not a major
I beg to differ my friend.
Knowing the gender of your birds can help to be aware of health
concerns that may arise in the future.
Knowing that you have a female can help you identify possible
egg binding should it occur. This could save the birds life if
you have a bird who might "appear" egg bound, but you don't
know the gender. Knowing the bird is a female will alleviate
Even without a nest box, females can and will lay eggs.