Our expert says:
HI WESLEY. THE ONLY SURE WAY TO DETERMINE THE GENDER OF A LOVEBIRD IS TO HAVE IT SEXED BY A VET. THERE ARE TWO METHODS - ONE IS BY PERFORMING A DNA TEST ON A DROP OF BLOOD AND THE OTHER IS BY PERFORMING AN INTERNAL EXAMINATION UNDER ANAESTHETIC. YOU ARE CORRECT THAT TWO BIRDS OF THE SAME SEX MAY FIGHT. YOU WILL HAVE THE GREATEST SUCCESS IN TAMING A YOUNG LOVEBIRD AND THEY DO RESPOND VERY WELL TO TRAINING. I RECOMMEND THAT YOU JOIN A GROUP CALLED "BIRD CLICK" (http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Bird-Click/) WHICH WILL TEACH YOU THE BEST TRAINING METHODS. GOOD LUCK! DR ELLIOTT
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