So I just weighed merlin and she weighs a whopping 60 grams!!! However I checked her breast bone and she doesn't bulge outwards, her tummy recedes from the bone in what I presume is a healthy way. So I'm confused. Is she just a big bird?! Ive never weighed her before so unfortunately don't have a benchmark!
Greetings wow that is big somewhat.can you provide a photo or 2 so our experts can see and be able to assist you on this.what kind of food do you feed her?Blessings and hopefully you can have some answers soon.
princess Gracie Barber welcomes you all and blessings
First off, let me just say how what a beautiful little Merlin you have there
Second, I have you beat! I just weighed my English budgie, Oya, and she comes in at a whopping 77 grams!
She has always been a big bird with a lot of plumage. When she molts, she molts hard, dropping probably a good chunk of her weight by feathers alone.
Your Merlin is an English, right? If so, 60 grams is still okay. I, too, am concerned for my Oya, but 77 grams appears still within range of some English budgies as they can be rather big and fluffy. Even when she was in the 50 - 60 gram range, she was still active and doing her thing.
I suppose I could limit the millet this month. I kinda lost track and gave them a bit more millet treat in April. My bad!
Hey, have checked the keel bone, that's what I meant by breast bone lol. She isn't overly fatty there. She has a LOT of feathers though. I don't feed her pellets, they aren't common in the UK, and she isn't a great fan of veggies except corn which I limit as it is fatty.
Doesn't seem tired after flying, I did a few laps with her today and she was fine.
I don't have an avian vet, our vets are useless with birds and merlin nearly had a heart attack the only time I took her so won't be risking that again