Vent Sexing Masked Lovebirds

It is impossible to sex young Lovebirds without a DNA test. Mature birds over one year can be pelvically sexed.

  1. Secure the lovebird in one hand, laying on its back in your hand;

  2. Feel just below the legs for two small bumps; these are the pelvic bones; 

  3. Females will have a significant gap between these bumps to allow eggs to pass and a male will usually have two bumps close together or be touching.

Although this method is not 100% accurate, it is the most common and recommended technique of sexing Masked Lovebirds. 

Feel just below the legs for two small bumps; these are the pelvic bones;

Feel just below the legs for two small bumps; these are the pelvic bones;

Males will usually have two bumps close together or touching.

Males will usually have two bumps close together or touching.

Females will have a significant gap between these bumps to allow eggs to pass.

Females will have a significant gap between these bumps to allow eggs to pass.

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Lovebirds