Maybe you want to get your budgie a pal or a mate, or maybe you're just curious, but you can determine your bird's sex—your adult bird's sex, that is. Budgies under a year old haven't yet developed the telltale characteristics. Look at your budgie's cere, the fleshy, bumpy area above the beak where the nostrils are located.
If you just got a budgie, you may want to determine its sex. Learn which colors signify a male or female budgie. You can also watch your budgie's behavior or listen to it to determine the sex.
Once a budgie is a few weeks old, you will be able to tell the sex of the bird by looking at its cere the nose and nostril area. Hens sometimes have a light blue cere, when their breeding hormone levels are low. It will also be this colour, or white with just a hint of blue, if the bird is ill.
If you just got a budgie, you may want to determine its sex. Learn which colors signify a male or female budgie. You can also watch your budgie's behavior or listen to it to determine the sex. If you're still having trouble, remember you can always consult your veterinarian or the breeder that sold you the budgie.
I love raising budgies; they are just the cutest and most adorable birds out there. So you bought yourself a budgie, and now the question has been nagging at you: Is it a boy or a girl? It's not too difficult to tell with budgies, but it can be confusing for beginning bird owners.
I get many questions about whether a budgie is a girl or a boy and so I thought a budgie sexing page would be useful. It will give you the information you need to learn how to tell males from females, boys from girls, cocks from hens Adult budgies as pictured on the right are easier to sex than chicks or fledglings, as the signs are different, so firstly you need to decide which age group your bird falls into.
Most bird owners like to know whether their budgies are female or male. Telling an adult budgie's sex is quite simple in most cases. Depending on their colour and mutation and of course depending on their current hormonal balance and current health status telling the sex can be more difficult in some individuals.
At my work, we have a number of budgie owners but, alas, no budgie breeders to whom we can direct our budgie-related questions. Normally this isn't a problem, as few budgie-related questions arise in the course of a normal work day. However, today is an exception. One of my colleagues claims that her nana owns a budgie which, over the course of its lifetime, has gone from being a male to being a female.
If your budgie is not one year or older, you will not be able to tell for sure if it is a male or female. The ceres of young budgies under months are all about the same: a bright pink or violet color. If your budgie is less than one year old, the above rules are not applicable.