Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Indiana, USA
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You won't like my suggestion, but here it is.
Go ahead and name the bird something that is either unisex or something that can easily be converted to a name of the opposite sex. Buy your boyfriend his gift when you can. Then, no matter how much time it takes, save up your money and have the Bird Farm do the sexing when you can.
You spent more money on the conure than you ever expected to spend on a bird. I have said that I thought that was great because that is the bird you really wanted. You would have still wanted a conure if you had purchased another bird. This way, you already have what you really want.
Look at it this way, if you can. Instead of having to wait for your conure, all you have to wait for now is to know its sex. You could still be waiting to get the bird.
You had given Minnie a male name because you had been told she was a boy. When she started laying eggs, you changed her name to Minnie. Therefore, you have been through this at least once, and it really was not a horrible thing, was it?
My daughter named her bourkes Stanley because everyone at the store thought it was a male. Now, based on the color and the actions, we all think the bird is a female. We still haven't had her DNA'd. Some day we probably will, unless she lays an egg first and eliminates the need. In the mean time, we sometimes call her a he and sometimes refer to her as a she, and it isn't really a problem at all. Cannary has just decided that if the bird turns out to be a female, it will become Miss Stanley. (She learned this trick from my sister, who renamed her cat from Heather to Mr. Heather when she took the cat to the vet to be spayed and the vet informed her that, instead, he would be neutering HIM.)
At any rate, I thought you were leaning toward the name Meeko? If so, Meeko works for both and your problem is solved.
Additionally, I don't think it will hurt if you don't name the bird yet. Nor will it hurt if you change the name later. Look at how many name changes Minnie has had, and from the looks of your videos she is not emotionally scarred. She looks like a very happy bird.