This is true, Point taken!
I have been there, done that, with the egg binding of a finch
many years ago. Forgot about that nature of sexing, thanks for
jogging my memory.
On 7/24/07, me again wrote:
> 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
> 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
> you have a bird who might "appear" egg bound, but you don't
> know the gender. Knowing the bird is a female will alleviate
> all uncertainties.
> Even without a nest box, females can and will lay eggs.