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Do female tiels talk as well as boys? I know it's a boy budgie that talks better than a girl, so I was just wondering if it is the same for Tiels. Dooby just doesn't shut up!!! She is whistling all the time and I'm telling her she's a "Clever girl" etc etc, but I don't think she has attempted to say it yet. She whistles the intonation to clever girl, if you see what I mean, but she doesn't say the words. I know, I know, it's early days. LOL.
 

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Is the sound she's making a one toned chirp, or is she chattering and actually whistling?

Usually females aren't very talkative past contact calling, squawking and hissing. :p There are exceptions though. Males are the better known mimickers.
 

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She mimics a wolf whistle call, she'll call me when I leave the room, but that's a completely different call. Yeah, she is actually whistling, different sounds not just the calling and squawking.
 

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No, I haven't had her DNA sexed, that costs around 200AUD!! I'd rather wait another three months and then you can all have a better idea. LOL! She still has the chevrons on her tail, so we'll just have to see after the moult. I was reading somewhere that you can tell male from female by the primary feathers as well. Female primary feathers are equal length whereas a male's is long, short, long, short..........now if only she would hover a bit so I could see!!!
 

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don't go by the feathers I read different ways you can sex by the feathers and the dots on there wings if it were try then Georgie should have been a male but through dna she is a female so its not always accurate, there are a few females that are vocal and can wolf whistle but if dooby is chattering and whistling alot I would say you have a male :)
 

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Doody sounds like a male doesn't he? All the chattering she is doing and wolf whistling lol. Also Plukie, I think you can get DNA sexing for much cheaper than that. I typed it in google and it was something like DNA sexing from about £14 or something like that. Try typing in in google. :)

Found it, and its an english site. :)
http://www.avianbiotech.co.uk/SexingEN.htm
But, of course its up to you!
 

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dna is quite inexpensive now I got mine done for under 25.00 Canadian they send you the free kit its fairly simple to do, you send it back and I had the results in a couple of days by email . I only did it because I am impatient :p but if I had gone by behaviour then I would have known Georgie was a female and Ollie was a male ;)
 

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Oh wow!! I didn't know it was that cheap, when I was looking on the net the cheapest I saw was £100!! Sheesh, I always find the expensive places. LOL.

I'll have to look into that, they say they want freshly plucked chest feathers!!! Ouch, poor Dooby, I don't think I can do that to her.......do you think it would be ok if I just waited until a moult?
 

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Oh wow!! I didn't know it was that cheap, when I was looking on the net the cheapest I saw was £100!! Sheesh, I always find the expensive places. LOL.

I'll have to look into that, they say they want freshly plucked chest feathers!!! Ouch, poor Dooby, I don't think I can do that to her.......do you think it would be ok if I just waited until a moult?
I didn't pluck the feathers I did the blood I just clipped the toe nail a little bit I was very cautious and they were great didn't even flinch so I was lucky.

You don't have to do it if your ok with waiting, I would just wait it out you will probably now very shortly anyways if you have a boy or a girl if dooby is already vocal and whistling I would bet he is a boy ;)
 

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I agree with the others, sounds like Dooby is giving you the behavioural indicators that she is in fact a HE. ;) If s/he keeps getting more and more talkative i would almost bet on it.
 

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I'm going to wait I think.........I'm really such a softie that I just know I wouldn't be able to do it. It might be painless for her, probably like pulling a hair out of our heads, but just the thought of hurting her and maybe losing that little bit of trust we have built up, is putting me off.

I can do anything for my animals if they need it, like medication, dressing wounds etc. etc. but just to see if Dooby is a boy or a girl......well, it doesn't matter that much to me really. Dooby is Dooby. Besides, it will be a good discussion point in a few months time. LOL.
 

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Maya my 10.5 month old pied FEMALE tiel wolf whistles, and says 'pretty bird' MANY times a day. She also calls me a lot, and is very vocal. I thought she was a male for the 1st 9 months of her life, until i got her DNA'd to find out he is indeed a she! ;)

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Oh dear, it's all a bit confusing isn't it LOL!! I'll hang on and see, if it's not obvious what sex Dooby is, I might just do a DNA test.....why can't they use poop? There's plenty of that!! LOL!
 

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Oh dear, it's all a bit confusing isn't it LOL!! I'll hang on and see, if it's not obvious what sex Dooby is, I might just do a DNA test.....why can't they use poop? There's plenty of that!! LOL!
LOL... wouldn't that be great if you could :p I think you will know in time but if you do decide to do the dna its not that bad I felt really bad doing it but they never made a peep I think it upset me more then it did them as long as its done right and you don't cut up high I just cut a tiny bite and gave a little squeeze, soon as I was done they were up running around like nothing happened ;)
 
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