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    How to Determine the Gender of a Conure

    ArticleParrot AdviceMonday 27 June 2011
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    Conure is the name for a variety of bird ranging from small parrots to large parakeets. Conures for sale are very popular pets because of their playfulness and often bright plumage. At first glance, conures of both sexes look almost equal. Although only a vet can give you a guaranteed correct response, there are a few tricks you can try without taking your pet bird to the veterinary surgery. If you want to breed conures then this is essential.

     Hold your conure on his or her back and carefully feel the pelvic bone. A female conure has a very wide pelvic bone while a male conure has a narrow pelvic bone. This is so that the female has room in her body to carry eggs.

    Check the colour of your conure's eyes. Usually males have black eyes and females have red eyes. However, this method is not an exact sciences.

    Take your conure to a veterinarian to have it genetically tested. This is done by taking a small DNA sample through blood or feathers and having it tested. This method of sexing is the only one that is 100% reliable.

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