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July 24, 2020

How to know cockatiels is Male or Female


How to know cockatiels is Male or Female


Answer:

Hi,

Depending on the mutation, you can tell the sex of cockatiels based on the feather colors, as long as the birds are about a year old. However, with many mutations, there is no visual difference between the male or female. In this case, you can make an educated guess based on behavior – males tend to be more vocal and friendlier than the females. But to be 100% sure, you will need to have a DNA test run – these are available through your Vet or online.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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