i just got my tiel, Tazz, a few days ago. Tazz talks a lot and on the ride hime, he wouldn't be quiet! I know that little thing that the bar extends half way up or if it extends up the whole wing. But, since I cannot touch him and have to leave him alone, i cannot tell. Also, during the day he likes to squeak and squawk and I don't want to take a DNA test, beacuse at this time I don't wanna scare him too much. Is there any other behavioral traits besides males being more vocal that could help me? If you think you know the sex of my bird, then please post, or if you need further information, please post. Oh if anyone has ever had a DNA test on their bird, please post saying what the procedure was and if it is painful or not.Thanks!