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hello birdie by mechanicalmasochist hello birdie by mechanicalmasochist
so here is a photo of my new birdie!

not the best photo but i do plan on getting better with time,

s/he is only 3 months anyone want to help me out on gender guessing?

I'm thinking female because she has bars on some of her tail feathers and is quite 'hissy' at times but I've heard you can't really guess by behavior until they are a certain age, she also has bright cheeks which is more of a male trait so i don't knwo haha
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MajorasPikachu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Heh, i used to have a Cocktail parrot aswell. c: She screamed alot and we ended up giving it to my cousin, XD But i have ma other birdie, a Parakeet nammed Bebe So hey..
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CatAdopt Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Beautiful bird! I got a bird recently too! He is a Sun Conure named Loki and he just turned 3 months old today!
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catsglade Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
omg it's so cute <3
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katnisseverdeen106 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When my mom was clipping our birds talons and he was struggling she accidentally got the nick of his talon.

Well we didn't know his gender at the time so we sent the blood and talon to get it tested it.

And our guess was right. He was a guy. And to this day he hates us ._.
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Budgielover14 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If she has tail bars, my first guess would be a female, bright face or not. She looks like a cinnamon pearl cockatiel to me. Also, you mentioned she was hissy, and while all cockatiels can be hissy, females tend to be more hissy than males.

Her behavior can also identify gender. Does she sing alot? Does she display male or female behavior? Females also like to chew... ALOT. My females will chew everything apart and my males don't tend to do that as much. Btw, she's a beautiful birdie. ;)
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mechanicalmasochist Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah i figured she was a cinnamon pearl after looking them up though she seems to be quite pied in places too which is awesome because those are all my favorite mutations in one and I just chose her by chance : D <3

I'm really guessing she is female (though i was told not to expect normal gender behaviors untill I had her at least a fortnight) but she is grumpy, she doesn't sing or squawk at all except when angry or the random chirp here and there
she is obsessed with chewing this wooden peg that is on the side of her cage

she also has little or no response to the sound of other cockatiels singing since i tried playing some on you tube, she just listens lol

So my guess is female, which is nice since that means she will keep her pretty pearl markings :3
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Budgielover14 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all sorts of cinnamons! My cockatiel is a pearl male, which means he lost those pearlings. But I love him the same. :D

Yeah, it sounds like she's a female. Beware, their hormones can get a real grip on them. ;) She may start to lay eggs or do little acts in the corner of her cage. And she'll get really cranky. *_*

My cockatiel will start frantically searching for the "cockatiel" whenever I play videos. He goes nuts.
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mechanicalmasochist Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eh kes laid eggs so its fine and pepsy my budgie was female but she had no interest in egg laying though she was very cranky!

I' used to the bird behaviors :3
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Neravirat Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well whatever gender it's a beautiful bird
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lunarxCloud Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have the same with my birds you can't be certain of their gender and my birds are 1 years of age but the behavior of my birds have determined of their gender XD

This bird might possibly be a male because of the bright yellow and red/orange cheeks

also the title is what my male bird says :D its funny when he says it I. Good luck with your cockatiel :D
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