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When Sweetie was last weighed he was 44.3g and the vet considered him a bit underweight due to his breastbone and such, and he's a pet type budgie. I think it all just depends on your specific budgie. I need to get a new kitchen scale and weigh him at home.

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I would call him Bandit .
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That is interesting.
Maybe one of our breeders will weigh in on what their experience is with regard to English Budgies' average weight.
I'll be sure to update my reference material if the weight is generally higher!
"One of our breeders will weigh in ... "
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Right now I am debating Benson or Mason (or Macen)....see what else comes to mind I guess. I also kinda like Weasley. I found a lot of names I like (Nash, tate, hobbes and day) but I prefer two syllable I dont know why lol.
He looks like a Benson!
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Ok I'll do it............................. 198 lbs '
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Ok I'll do it............................. 198 lbs '
OK -- you guys are just toooo funny!
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Hi, In general the smaller standard budgie can be 25 to 39+- and the English are usually 40 to 60gms. However, there is a gray area where bone structure can qualify this. We have had perfectly healthy English at 80 gms. And many breeders are breeding up the little guys so that they look like small English. When in doubt check the keel bone in relation to the breast muscle. An overweight budgie, for the bone structure may not be a good flyer. Watch your bird fly around the room and then roost if they exhibit heavy breathing and the weight is a little heavy, Budgie needs an exercise program and reduce treats in the diet. A healthy budgie can fly several times around a big show hall in a hotel like Crown Plaza. Our Hansel, escaped his show cage and We stood and watched counting the rounds till finally he needed a rest, but you can imagine what a glorious experience to fly like the wild budgies do. Even our 8 foot walk in flight is still restricted. When he came down and was returned to his show cage he was ready to go again almost immediately with no evidence of respiratory stress. This gives you a better estimate of your birds best weight. We use these other scales because they are quicker answers. The budgie that roosts all day is usually an older bird, but may need you to help it with an exercise program. We will also try letting the older bird spend a little time with the older babies that are in constant motion. Best wishes, Jo Ann
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Thanks for the great information with regard to the weight ranges, Jo Ann!
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