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How can I tell if my parakeet is a boy or a girl?

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I recently got a parakeet from a friend and I'd like to know if it's a boy or a girl. How can I tell?
asked Mar 12, 2013 in Bird Health by mamairis (6,910 points)

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Male parakeets have a blue or purplish cere. The cere is the area at the top of the beak where the bird's nostrils are.  In females, the cere is pink or brown. Sometimes behavior is an indicator of gender, but is not always reliable. Males have been known to chatter endlessly to a mirror.
answered Apr 17, 2013 by (36,420 points)