The green bird is the male; the mauve bird (blue with two dark factors) is the female. First, the male stands on the female's back. Of course, this takes a lot of good balance. If the female is not in the mood, she will not stand still for him. Notice how this female has hunched over forward to make her back flat for him.
Next, the male wraps his tail around the female's body. The male's tail is the one pointing down; the female's tail is more horizontal. The male is trying to get his vent area in contact with the female's vent area.
The male puts one wing around the female. This is something that budgies do during mating, and other birds don't. It helps to stablize the male, and it looks like a caring gesture. At this point in the mating, the male is vigorously rubbing his vent area against the female's.
Often during mating, the two birds will make face contact like this. Sometimes the male regurgitates and feeds the female during mating. Other times, it seems to be just face-to-face contact that the birds want. It certainly looks like a caring gesture. Remember, all this activity is taking place while the male is standing on a bird's back, keeping his balance!
Males do frequently fall off during mating; they will mount a female several times during a mating session. The cycle of mounting, rubbing, falling off, and re-mounting, can go on for twenty minutes or more. Sometimes the pair takes time out to fly around in between attempts
A mating pair of budgies always seems to attract curious onlookers. Not only does the poor male have to worry about keeping his balance; he also has to deal with intruders!
is my bird young or old how do I know???
a baby budgie under 3 months who has not had there first molt
an older budgie
you may be wondering what sex Is my bird well here Is how you can go about finding out
look at the cree of your bird ( this is the fleshy part around your birds beak where the holes of the nose are )
for the normal colors of parakeets like the greens & the blues the cree will be brown or tan for a girl & blue for a boy
for pied's & albinos birds the cree will be blue & white for a girl & a light purpleish for a boy
normal colored green female
a normal colored blue male parakeet
a pied male parakeet
a pied female parakeet
see how this birds cree Is white & blue this means that It Is a girl as well
an alibno male keet with red eye the bird on the right
you are looking at the bird on the right tho both of these birds are male
a female alibon parakeet notice the tanish colored cree