Bird Care – How to Determine Your Bird’s Sex

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Susan Vandenbroek from FeatherHeads in Sterling Virginia discusses how to determine your bird’s sex.

    Hi, I am Suzanne with Featherheads. Weve been talking about caring for your parrots. We are going to briefly cover the topic of sexing your parrot. Not many years ago probably five to ten years ago, not that many birds were sexed, this we said it earlier. Most parrots are very minimal if any difference visually between the sexes. So most of us out there whove had birds for a number of years, have a male named Marian or a boy named Sue. But now days most birds are sexed, its easy to do with DNA. All it requires is either a few feathers or a brief -- a bit of dropping of blood on a blood card. There is a lab that processes them. They compare the DNA and then we are able to tell whether you have a male or female.

    We have been talking to you about caring for your parrot. We hope youve enjoyed it. Come visit us at Featherheads in Sterling or on the web at www.