Budgies reproduce through cloacal copulation, whereby the 2 birds rub their cloacas the opening to the reproductive tract together so that sperm is transferred from the male to the female. This is achieved by the male balancing on the females back and usually lasts only a few seconds. Before we dive deeper into the ins and outs of budgie mating the first thing you need to do is throw away any ideas and thoughts you already have about sex as you may be familiar with it in mammals. The cloaca serves as the only opening for the digestive, urinary and reproductive tract, meaning that poop, urine, eggs and sperm all exit a budgies body from the same opening. The cloaca is located below the budgies tail feathers, where you might imagine the budgies backside to be.
To the average eye, parakeets all look very similar and it can be difficult to determine the sex of the bird. So, how do you sex parakeets? Male and female parakeets are indistinguishable until they are at least one year old. After a year, they are distinguished by a cere fleshy skin above the nostrils.
Sure, birds can fly, but how do they have sex? Can they do it in the air? And where do they keep their reproductive organs? For humans to understand bird sex, they must first throw out all thoughts of mammalian sex organs. Unlike mammals, most male birds don't have penises.
Spring is the breeding season for most birds, but how do birds mate? Coming together in sexual copulation is essential to fertilize eggs to raise young birds, but the sex act is only a brief part of the courtship and pair bonds between birds. Most birds do not have the same reproductive body parts as mammals.