Should I Or Shouldn't I?

I still cannot decide whether or not I want to find out Nani's true identity, aka her sex. I have the money to do it but I'm scared. Pathetic? Yes. You see I like to think of her as a girl. After all, the vet said she was almost 100% positive that she was. She said it was the shape of the head that gave it away. Then again, Caiques are not sexually dimorphic so does she really know what she's talking about? I don't want to think of her as a he. But whether I want to or not won't change who she (ehem, or he) really is. So I'd like to put it to a Nani a girl or a boy? (and should I get the test done????)



Lola G. said...

We had both of our birds tested when they were young, and I'm glad that we did.

Beloved Parrot said...

I've always thought of Nani as a girl. Most avian vets recommend knowing for sure -- it might make a diagnosis easier to make if, god forbid, something should happen.

Kathleen said...

I think my curiousity would get the best of me and I would want to know! roflol!

Mandy said...

That is a tough decision... My family used to own a conure named Mango that we always assumed was a "he." For reasons that would take a lot of explaining, Mango eventually had to leave us and live in another home (I believe he went back to the breeder). Later, I'm pretty sure we heard that Mango was actually a "she." It felt strange to find that out after so many years thinking she was a he.

In a weird way, I felt like if I'd known, I would have done some things differently. Not that I would have treated her better or worse, because I loved Mango. I just mean that when you have a girl you tend to do more "girly things," ya know? Even though Mango probably wouldn't have cared either way, it's just the way we humans tend to do things, I guess.

MoonGoddess said...

Get two new toys for her/him. Then decide one is yes & one is no. See which one Nani goes to first. Then the decision to find out or not is made.

No matter what you are going to love the mess out of Nani same as you do now.

One of my budgies has a color mutation that causes the cere to be pink in males. Usually this is a good indication that the budgie is female. So I tend to think of my Bijou as my little drag queen romeo. I love him to death, goofy personality & all. :)

Good luck with whatever you decide...or don't decide. No real rush.

DoodleBird said...

I'm scared to do the toy test, what if she chooses the one to go ahead with it? lololol

jinx1764 said...

Do it! It took us some time to adjust but in the end it did help with the vet assessment and it didn't really change anything for us once we stopped calling her a him. lol!

Mary said...

I think she's a girl too! If you find out and he's a boy, you can always keep calling her a girl, anyway. That's what one of my friends did who was so distraught when her boy turned out to be a girl!

DoodleBird said...

hahaha, she must have been pretty upset.

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