It is often not possible to identify a bird’s gender soley on physical appearance, with the exception of a few bird breeds that are sexually dimorphic. Knowing your bird’s sex is a vital piece of information for your veterinarian, especially if your bird is sick or unwell.

There are specific conditions or diseases that occur in males versus females.
We can perform DNA sexing for gender identification using a single drop of blood. This sample is easily and safely obtained from a vein with minimal stress to your bird. The results are available in approximately 3-4 days and the results are extremely reliable.