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Old 12-27-2018, 04:35 PM
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Hello.

I just weighted my male budgie and it says 56g.

Is it too much?
He is very active budgie otherwise

When he just were born and was ready to go out of the nest which is about 15-20 days old he was outside about 11 hour pr. day up to when he was 1 year old but then soon i didn't take him out of cage so often because of summer time (our windows were open till night)


Now he is outside about 30 min -1 hour (more because he poops everywhere and got naughty


I noticed he gets tired after 15-20 min of flying (he open his wings to cold down)

He isn't looking fat

Next month he will be 2 year old (January 7.)


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Old 12-27-2018, 07:41 PM
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Is your bird an English Budgie, they tend to be larger. If not, then I would say generally speaking, that a budgie is overweight at 56 grams, can you post a picture of him?
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He is standard Australian budgie.








Sorry for blurred pictures he jumps up quickly on the phone if I'm too slow (Naughty little bird!)

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According to my vet, I had to reduce my (Regular) budgie’s weigh to the mid 30g range from 42 as he was overweight.


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When you weighed him was he on the scale by himself or was he in a carrier, I thought maybe the scale was picking up some additional weight from something. In the pictures you posted he looks normal size, can you feel fat pads on the belly, does he seem to be a large bird compared to others?
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He was on the scale by himself without anything
He is a bit larger compared to my female budgie

Sorry for blurred picture

Maybe my scale shows wrong
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Your budgie does look to have a large bone structure.

When you pick him up, does he have a "fat pad" covering his keel bone? Feel it very gently.

If you are unable to easily feel the keel bone, then he is probably a bit overweight.

What are you feeding your birds?
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That is definitely large for a standard budgie. They are usually 30 +/- grams. You can also gently blow apart the breast feathers to be able to see the body under the feathers. Fat pads on the body are a light yellow color. Look down by the lower abdomen too.
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Was able to quickly take this photo .

Feeding him just with seeds (Vitacraft premium menu) and sometime millet (not so often)
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Oh i see wrong body part.

Can't really tell because he is hard to handle and gets frighten 😞 he just bite my lips while i calm he down lol
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