Gender of Your Parakeets

>> Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Parakeet breeding is easy but determining them weather they are male or female is quit hard. Young birds are hard to determine weather a male or female. Is your parakeets a male or a female? Knowing your pet parakeet’s gender is difficult if they are young. Determining the gender of a young parakeet can be very hard. On the other hand, once the parakeet has reached sexual maturity at the age of six months to a year there are a little ways to determine parakeet gender quite correctly.
Look at your parakeets cere. The cere is the fleshy band at the top of their beak. The mature male parakeets have blue or purple cere while the female parakeets have pinkish, off white or brown.
Mature male parakeets are physically active and aggressive. Female are usually nibble and try to build her nest. When mature parakeets have reached maturity, regularly checks their nest boxes for their eggs. If nest boxes have eggs you have a female parakeet…
If you are not satisfied try to bring your bird to a Veterinarian and ask for DNA testing to make sure your birds gender.


Anonymous,  July 31, 2009 at 6:32 PM  

My mom used to raise canarys during world war two. They were always singing in the cages. I don't know much of anything about parakeets except my grandson has one.

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