Sexing

Unfortunately, relying on physical appearance is not an accurate method of determining the sex of many birds. We send blood to a lab for bird sexing. Endoscopy, which would require a referral to an avian specialist, can also be performed. This technique involves making a minor incision while the bird is anesthetized and using a small camera to visualize the bird’s internal sex organs. Although other methods of sexing are available, they are less reliable.