Red Parrot finch died

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lyn2233
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28 Mar 2011, 20:39

Hi, I found one of my Red Faced parrot dead not sure what from. I had 2 pairs but not sure if it was a male or female as I can;t tell the difference. Need advice should I buy a female as I don't know what sex the others are. I thought it would be better to have more females than males. What do you guys think?
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28 Mar 2011, 20:47

Sorry to hear about you losing your bird ...Cant help on this one .
Accept that some days you are the pigeon, and some days you are the statue.
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28 Mar 2011, 21:07

Sorry to hear that Lyn. Look at the amount of red behind the eye of your birds. Males will have more. Also, males will have more trill call then a chirp. It might be a good idea to put a differant coloured ring on each bird then just observe. I probably wouldn't go out looking for a replacement now. Just watch them and see what happens.
I currently have 2 hens and 1 male in my aviary and the spare hen seems to stay out of trouble.
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29 Mar 2011, 07:12

sorry Lyn :cry:
If it's a male, it will start trilling a day or so after loss because it can't find it's mate. if it's a hen it will stay silent and in general from my experience, mope.
Female's red extends to the eye, and male's red behind the eye, but this is a very rough way of ID and is often incorrect, but if you find a bird with LOTS of red behind the eye, or very little red in the region of the eye, it's probably safe to bet it's a cock or a hen respectively.
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29 Mar 2011, 12:38

Very sorry to hear of your loss.
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26 Oct 2014, 15:45

Although this is a old post I would like to add that some hens do trill like cocks as well. I know this because I have a hen that does.

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