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Old 09-20-2016, 10:14 AM
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Default As of this morning Lemon weighs.........

46 grams!

At the beginning of September she was 53g. Lemon's weight is going to be a life long battle; she's what the vets call 'a chubby type budgie', meaning without careful regulation she's gonna eat herself to death.
She's still got a ways to go, but this is amazing progress! She's flying more, playing more, much more active.
And her fatty chest is no longer lumpy:

IMG_20160920_100929611 by Moira Aoibheane Parker, on Flickr

I'm so happy and relieved

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That's awesome, I'm glad that with your guidance and excellent care Lemon has dropped a good amount of weight!
And here's to the continuation of a successful weight loss journey!
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Old 09-20-2016, 11:12 AM
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Well done, Lemon!

Keep up the good work and you may become our Poster Budgie for Weight Reduction!
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Wow! Great job, both of you... what changes did you make (or can you refer me to your post where you probably already explained this.. )
Oscar, I think, is the chubby type, too. She flies and is active, but she is very round. I think she inherited that from me. Rigs appears sleek and lean, but Oscar... sigh.
Anyway, GREAT job with Lemon!!
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Wow! Great job, both of you... what changes did you make (or can you refer me to your post where you probably already explained this.. )
Oscar, I think, is the chubby type, too. She flies and is active, but she is very round. I think she inherited that from me. Rigs appears sleek and lean, but Oscar... sigh.
Anyway, GREAT job with Lemon!!
I weigh her every day and keep a record. I feed her a mix of harrison super fine daily pellets and a seed mix recommended by my avian vet; 1 tsp in the morning and 1 tsp at night. She gets 15 minutes to eat, then I take away whatever she doesn't finish (she usually eats for 12ish minutes then starts preening herself, that's when I take it out). However, throughout the day they have unlimited access to fresh veggies and herbs, so she's definitely not being starved. Sweetie is on the same diet routine and has stayed at 48 grams.

I also make her fly around every day a few times. I bribe her out of the cage and onto my arm with a piece if millet, place her on top of her cage, tell her 'Fly around!' while making a circle with my finger pointed up. She flies around the room, then she gets a seed or two of the millet, then repeat.
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I'm so glad that things are going better for Miss Lemon, Moira! You've done such a great job with her and it's good to hear that her health has improved

Keep up the fantastic work!
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