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hi, I'm a new member. and I got a question
I got a cockatiel a month a go. I didn't know anything about them.
I asked for a hand fed gray male. his/her name is Cookie. :)

but after reading online I'm pretty sure I got a female.(an adult with tail&head patterns like gray females, dark beak and feet. and it doesn't sing )
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WDYT?
THANKS!!
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Do you know how old he/she is?
sadly no, i don't.
I'll try to call the pet store owner

Edited: with my little knowledge on the subject, I concluded that its is an adult (more than one year old), because he has dark feet and beak.
i might be wrong.
also its moulting, little micro white feathers are everywhere in the room.
 

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If it's already gone through its first molt (so over ten months old), then it is most likely a female. If you really want to know right away though, you could always DNA it through HealthGene. Sorry I couldn't be of much help.
 

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After about eight months old, if she still has bars under her tail it is probably a female. But you can also buy a $19 kit from Amazon.
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