Sexing Budgies (helpful guide using 3 of my budgies)
Posted 19 November 2006 - 06:29 PM
Posted 16 December 2006 - 07:11 PM
this is my bird Eddie, he is proving a bit confusing. His cere seems to be staying a pale blue and im not sure if Eddie is acctually an Eddiette.. he seems to have the more rotund figure (but to be honest he does eat a bit too much millet, but he refuses any greens or fruits i offer ) and he has a pretty nasty bite when he wants, but never draws blood.
His beak is deformed & he was given to me by the local petshop in a fairly poor state. He's since been with me for over 5 months, has had a few vet checks & been treated for mites & the crusting on his little cere has gone, but one nostril remains deformed.
Could anyone have a guess at his/her true sex? Im a first time budgie owner & i cant tell subtle differences.
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Posted 23 December 2006 - 09:18 PM
Posted 09 June 2007 - 08:59 AM
I work at a pet shop and my work mates insist the males have the blue cere adn the females have the pink..."whatever" i know monica knows mroe then them. I just tell all the customers, "It's not 100% accurate but judging by the colour of the cere at the moment and how hard it bit me when i caught it i would say it is..." so yeh....
i hate how many people they have told they bought a male when it was a female and vise versa
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Posted 17 November 2007 - 03:56 AM
Posted 20 July 2008 - 08:02 AM
I really thought he was a he..... but now he is getting some brown on his cere! now he is not a he but a SHE! Bullie is no longer a Bullie shes a Billie...... I just got used to her being a HIM!
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Posted 26 July 2008 - 05:47 AM
Here's a pic.
or you can check the breeder's web-site at
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Posted 12 August 2008 - 05:07 PM
Zealoy, it's hard to tell from the picture... the cere does look pretty white so I could say female, but then pictures of ceres at those ages can be misleading at times...
Posted 12 August 2008 - 08:07 PM
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Trixie, Green cheeked concure
Posted 17 October 2008 - 01:08 PM
Georgie and Lemon.
Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:38 PM
I have yet to see a confirmed female (over the age of 1) who has a pink cere! I have seen blue cere's in both males and females - however they usually appear differently, as you can see in the pictures I provided in the first post.
Posted 20 June 2009 - 07:03 PM
I really thought that my blue and yellow budgie Fizz was a boy, and the yellow budgie Betty was a girl. I've been told the myth about the blue and pink ceres too, and when I bought Betty I was told she was a female.
Am I wrong!!!???
Posted 21 June 2009 - 04:02 PM
Have you noticed the blue budgie quieter? That is, doesn't sing as much as the yellow? Is bossier? More aggressive? Perhaps even bites harder?
Have you noticed your yellow budgie to be more vocal? More happy go lucky? Does he feed the blue budgie?
Being that they appear to be exhibition budgies, their behavior may differ some from the "normal" type, and I have no personal experience with the exhibition/show/english type. Still, I think many of the behaviors ought to be the same.
Posted 21 June 2009 - 04:53 PM
I am, to be honest, totally stunned. Your analysis of the typical male/female behaviour completely fits with the sexing you said my budgies are. I am shocked that I was told differently when I bought them. However they were young then.
My yellow budgie, is very much more vocal, and outgoing. She (or rather - he) sings continuously, and is always first to try a new food or toy. And does feed the blue budgie more. The yellow budgie also dances and head bob's alot.
Fizz, or bluey, is very much more bossy. He (which seems now to be she) always gets where he wants to sit on the perch, even if the other is there. He is quieter vocally, but is more agressive or pushy with her.
I still love them to bits, it's just going to get confusing when I say 'pretty boy' 'pretty girl' from now on LOL..
Proud owner of two beautiful budgies, Betty and Fizz, and a gorgeous moggy, Poppy.
Always thinking of you, Georgie. (My last cat, a maine coon/ragdoll cross)
Posted 21 June 2009 - 05:12 PM
Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:33 PM
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