How to distinguish a male budgerigar from females: appearance
The most common way to distinguish the male budgerigar from females is to examine the cere of birds. The cere is a leathery color formation in the upper part of the bird's beak. As a rule, males have a cere is blue or purple in color, while females are brown or grey.
However, this method of definition will help only in case if the parrot turned at least 1.5 months. Chicks infant age to determine the sex by the cere is not possible, because it later changes color. Often the male in infancy has a pink cere, and the female blue.
In addition, females around the nostrils there is banding, it is usually bright. Legs of females budgies pink.
How to determine the sex of the wavy parrot behavior
If you are somewhat confused and can't figure out how to distinguish the male budgies and female, can be a time to study together. To determine the sex of the bird, observe her behavior.
Males are usually more outgoing, agile and determined. They behave more aggressive as the males of different species. This is especially noticeable during the mating period, when the parrot defends his female from strangers. At other times males wavy parrot more noisy, talking. In addition, they try to imitate their masters.
In turn, females behave much more modestly and quietly. They can be taught to speak in rare cases, and with greater effort. However, during the mating period, females also are capable to show aggression. For males, they are more supportive, but reserved. However, courtship females take pleasure in.
What you will need to buy for budgies
Having learned how to distinguish the male budgerigar from females, and to determine the selection of birds, you will need to provide your future pet with a suitable place of stay in your house. First of all, you should purchase a cage. House for budgies should be simple and quite spacious. For two parrots better suited to a triangular or square cage is 60x40 cm
When choosing a suitable dwelling for the feathered look on the side walls. If you have no desire and opportunity every day to remove the lint, hulls, and feathers all over the room, it is better to take a cage with high walls. It is desirable that they be transparent and allow you to monitor the bird and keep around clean.
The most suitable material for the cage will be stainless steel or polymer coating. Frames made of wood can suit the tastes of a parrot, but they can lead to deformation of the cabin. In addition, quite difficult to deduce from this material parasites. Don't forget 1 time per month to produce the disinfecting procedure, enveloping the cage with boiling water. Of course, before that you must first produce a feathered friend for a walk around the apartment.
Selecting the most suitable house for your future pet, do not forget to buy a bowl, food, mirrors, toys, etc. currently there is a lot of accessories that can brighten up leisure of your feathered friend during your absence.
Budgies need to love and to spoil you with warm care and patience to treat him. And then he will delight you with his cheerful mood.