14 thoughts on “It’s a girl!

  1. Don’t you just lift their tail and look? LOL Actually my parents had a budgie named Fred for years, then Fred started laying eggs. Ooops. Frieda.

    Now you can paint her nails.

  2. She’s still the same bird, but it feels strange calling her “little girl” instead of “little boy”, or “Ms. Cooper” instead of “Mr. Cooper”, etc. I still call her “buddy”.

    • The cere (area above beak where the nostrils live) is brown for girls and blue for boys. At least that’s what I always thought. Turns out there are variations. Because Cooper’s cere is light blue with white around the nares (nostrils), the budgie experts are telling me Coop’s a female.

    • I would love to do that, but I’ve read you need to send in freshly plucked feathers or blood, and I could never hurt Cooper. Too bad they can’t use moulted feathers, cause we have plenty of those!

  3. WHAT!
    You now, I was wondering why Cooper had so much white around his, er, her nostrils. Well, I guess you learn something new every day!

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