I have been wanting a Parakeet (Budgie) for a while now, and wanted to get a femae one to lay me cute little white eggs. And pet and scratch her head. I bought this one from the pet store this friday, I was pretty sure it is a girl after my research young female parakeets have lite blue and white nose, I am pretty sure it is stil young because it still has some faint bars on her head. Here she/he? is: So, what I am asking is does this look like a female or male to you and what do you estimate how old it is?, and when do parakeets start laying eggs?