The differences between male and female parrots

The differences between male and female parrots

Hello, feathered friends and human pals! It's your favourite cockatoo, Chloe, here to spill some delightful tea on a topic that's got everyone squawking - the differences between male and female parrots! Plus, I'll show you how to uncover the well-kept secrets of your parrot's gender, and why it's essential to know who's who in the birdhouse. So, grab your favourite perch and let's dive into the juicy deets!

  1. What Are the Differences Between Male and Female Parrots? Oh, you humans might think we parrots are all about the feathers and squawks, but we've got a few tricks up our wings too! When it comes to telling the boys from the girls, some parrot species make it easier than solving a puzzle for a peanut.

For some of us, it's all about the colours! Take my cousins, the Eclectus parrots, for example. The boys are dashing with their emerald green plumage, while the girls are looking pretty in their vibrant red feathers. Talk about a stunning fashion show, am I right?

  1. How to Have a Parrot Sexed: Ah, the big reveal! Figuring out who's Mr. Bird and who's Ms. Bird doesn't have to be a guessing game. Thanks to you smart humans and your nifty science, we parrots can undergo a simple and harmless process called DNA sexing. A little blood, a few feathers, and voilà - our gender is exposed like a magician pulling a birdie out of a hat!

  2. Why It's Important to Know the Sex of Your Parrot: You might be wondering, "Why should I even care about my parrot's gender?" Well, folks, knowing who's wearing the pants (or feathers) in the relationship can have a huge impact on our lives and yours.

For starters, understanding our gender helps with proper naming. You wouldn't want to call me Bob if I'm a stunning Sheila, right? Knowing if we're boys or girls can guide our training and social interactions. Each gender might have different quirks, like the guys being the chatterboxes and the gals being the more nurturing type.

  1. Cockatoos' Eye Colour Can Tell Sex: Ah, my fellow Cockatoos, we have our little secrets too! While DNA sexing is undoubtedly accurate, we do like to have a little fun with you humans. Our eye colour can be a telltale sign of our gender. The ladies often have gorgeous reddish-brown eyes, while the gentlemen sport dreamy dark brown or black eyes.

But don't worry, we love keeping you guessing - it's all part of the parrot charm!

So there you have it, my feathered and featherless friends! The scoop on the differences between male and female parrots, the magic of DNA sexing, the importance of knowing our gender, and the cheeky hints Cockatoos drop with their eye colour. Embrace the quirkiness and uniqueness of your parrot pals, and let's celebrate our fabulousness together!


  • Eclectus Parrots: Discovering the Gender Spectrum.
  • Unraveling the Beak Mysteries: How Macaws Reveal Their Gender. 
  • DNA Sexing: The Magic Behind Revealing Parrot Gender. 
  • Cockatoos and Their Mysterious Eye Color Hints.

Additional Resources:

  • Parrot Personalities: Unraveling Gender-Related Quirks. 
  • From Polly to Paul: How Parrot Naming Nails the Gender. 
  • Macaws in the Middle: Beak Size and Gender Clues. 
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