Check the budgie’s head to tell his or her age. A budgie under 4 months old will have stripes on the forehead area known as cap feathers.
Budgies that have not gone through their first molt are younger than 4 months of age. When a budgie is molting, it is losing its old feathers and replacing them with new ones.
Young budgies usually have striped markings on the cap of their heads. You can tell the age of a budgie by peering into its eyes.
The budgie begins to moult around the fourth month of its life and is considered an adult from around six months.
How to Tell a Budgies Gender at a Young Age
Identifying Lutino Budgie gender by the color of their cere. Male budgies under four months have pink or purple colored cere, however female budgdies have white or pale blue cere.
A white or brown cere indicates that your budgie is an adult female. The feathers of male and female parakeets become more distinct as they grow.
A girl budgie will be more aggressive and a boy budgie, more outgoing. In order to convert a budgie’s age into human years, you have to divide the average lifespan of a human by its age.
How to Tell the Age of a Budgie Bird
In most varieties, young budgies will have bars on their head all the way down to the cere. At about 3-4 months of age, a budgie will go through its first molt.
Young birds are generally slicker and newer looking than old ones. If the bird’s cere is royal blue during breeding season, it’s most likely a male budgie.
Mature male budgies over the age of 12 months have feet and legs that closely resemble their cere, a bright blue color. If your budgie is less than 4 months old, you can’t use its colors to identify its sex.