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Getting ready for new baby conure(yellow sided GC) in near future & was wondering what is a good weight? Also where can I get a good & safe disinfectant for parrots? Will b sending pics of Jenga soon
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It differs from bird to bird.
If you want to know the nutritional status, feel the chest bone.
It shouldn't be too spiky, and it shouldn't have a fat coating.
I would give the bird a first vet check. The vet will show you how to do it.
If the nutritional status is fine and you weigh the bird you will know his good weight.
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Google F10 disinfectant. If you aren't uncomfortable diluting it then definitely get the pre-mixed stuff. Best one I've used, even used at the exotics vets I worked at. My green cheeks all varied from just over 60g to around 86g. It definitely depends on the individual bird. As Karin has said, condition scoring them is the best way to tell what sort of weight they should be at. The bird should feel muscular and still have a bit of keel bone potrusion but nothing that would make them appear noticeably skinny. If it's a sharp V shape, they're thin, if you can see that they look like this uu then you know they're too fat. They get this big chubby line that runs down their belly!! You'll know it if you see it. Having a pair of scales is very handy as you can weigh them often and make sure that their weight stays pretty constant

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