How to determine the sex of your Budgie

closeup-head green budgie illustrating the bird's cere
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Did you know that in most cases you can determine the gender of a Budgie by looking at the “cere” the colored band above the parakeet’s beak where the nostrils are?

Mature male budgies ceres are usually purple or blue. Female Budgies have a brown (pinkish – tan) ceres.
 
Male Budgies like to sing and whistle and tend to talk more readily. Males are also generally more active (hold the snickers ladies) 
 
Females are more agressive (men hold your tongues please) and like to knaw as well as try to nest.
 
If you’re not sure, you can always have your Budgie sexed using DNA testing

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He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they would visit their monthly birdie brunch in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground. Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care. He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis. He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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