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How can I tell what sex my baby African grey parrot is

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How can I tell what sex my baby African grey parrot is
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Bird
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Can you please tell me if you can answer my Question. Or do you not know for sure
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 9 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Now the best option to reliably sex Tilley at this age would be DNA testing. Your local vet can assist you on collecting a small blood sample for this test. Otherwise, it can be tricky at this age and usually we use visual clues once they are over a two years. Just for your interest, when we are visually trying to determine sex, we can see males show darker feather coloring then females. As well, males tend to be more uniform in color as opposed to a more ombre appearance with the lasses. Females also tend to have slightly longer wings. And I would note that if you use these clues when Tilley is of age, you can look at other birds (in photos or if you know any other sexed birds of her breed) to use as a comparison for your determination.

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Dr. B.

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