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Bird weights

We got a new scale. It is only been 18 months since our avian vet recommended that we get one.

I thought I would post everyone's weight (every BIRD'S weight - the scale weighs in grams and is a food scale with a limited load, so I don't have to worry about getting on the thing myself)

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Weights in grams: 10/15/11
Forpus coelestis - Pacific parrotlet {blue} - Doug (9 months): 30.5
Neopsephotus bourkii - Bourke's parakeet {rosey} (2) - Stanley: 43.0
Bolborhynchus lineola - lineolated parakeet {cobalt} (3) - Elisa: 46.5
Pyrrhura molinae - green cheek conure {pineapple} - Shira (1): 68.0
Myiopsitta monachus - quaker {blue} - Joelle (6 months): 94.5
Polytelis alexandrae - princess of Wales parakeet (5 months) - Taylor: 114.5
Poicephalus senegalus - senegal parrot (2) - Roni: 133.0
Pionus maximiliani - maximilian pionus - Daisy (15): 220.0
Psittacus erithacus erithacus - Congo African grey - Ashlynn (1): 392.5


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Wow. I didnt realize how big POWs are! Pictures can be decieving!

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I thought that Daisy would be lighter!

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Wow. I didnt realize how big POWs are! Pictures can be decieving!
I was shocked by Taylor's weight, too. I knew she was longer than Joelle, but I still thought she would weigh either less or the same because Joelle has that pear shape that makes her look as if she would be heavier, but she is actually bigger even in weight. Roni (senegal) weighed 114 at that age, so I'm even wondering if Taylor won't get several grams larger by the time she's two.


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I weigh Maxx (6.5 months), every few weeks or so. He has been 65g everytime.



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I thought that Daisy would be lighter!
I actually think Daisy is small for a maximilian pionus, but I have nothing to prove that. I had heard they were the largest of the pionus, but I've heard of both bronze wings and blue headeds weighing more than 220 grams.

The one that shocked me, and really kind of worries me, is Ashlynn. I think she is very small for a congo, but she is female and only a year old, so maybe she is fine. She doesn't weigh any more than a large timneh, but when she was young everyone thought she would be a large congo. I hope she is at least in a good weight for her body size.


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Wow I love seeing the difference in weights between the smaller and larger birds....Doug is so tiny

Aero is 115 g and Cupid is 84 g.



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That's a huge difference between the tiels!!

I saw a maxi pi for the first time ever at the National Exhibition and I have to admit they're FAR smaller than I thought! As were the caiques! Hopefully you're right Nanay in saying that it may just be her age etc, has the vet said anything about her weight?

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Daisy,
It is time to take Ashlynn - and everyone - back to the vet's for their yearly exams. Ashlynn hasn't been to the vet's since last December.

At that time, the vet said she was getting a bit heavy, but that was when she was a baby and eating everything in her path as fast as possible. She didn't know when to stop eating and would stuff herself until she was sick if allowed, so the vet had me measure her portions. I actually give her a bit larger helpings now than I did then, because she seems to need them, but, to me, she feels like she is in a good weight for her body size. However, I will be taking her for a check up soon.

I took her to have her nails done not too long ago, and the folks at the bird store said she was in a good weight for her body size, too. It is within the "normal" size for congos, but I am still surprised and, of course, concerned. I always worry about Ashlynn more than the others. She is such a nerd. I'm serious, she has no common sense whatsoever. I know she is smart because of the things she learns and says, but she is far from wise. My vet always says to remember that she is growing up so much more slowly than the other birds, so I guess that is it.

The vet makes strong recommendations about grey diets considering that most greys die in their 30s due to overweight and inactivity and the health problems related to those. Then I tend to get overzealous in applying dietary recommendations, so she may be somewhat underweight. I'm anxious now to get her in for that check up.


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Wow I love seeing the difference in weights between the smaller and larger birds....Doug is so tiny

Aero is 115 g and Cupid is 84 g.
I find it interesting how much variation there is between members of the same species.


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Today my problem is going to be NOT weighing the birds. I am told not to weigh them every day, but now I am curious.


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I've been meaning to buy a scale as well. I'd find a lot of comfort in regularly weighing them and keeping track of it all.




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Taylor needs to cut back on those treats!


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I was shocked how big Taylor is, too. I don't think I've ever seen a listing of what the normal weight range is for POWs. Her toes are longer than Joelle's, though, so maybe she really is supposed to weigh more. Of course, being a blue, Joelle is a pretty small quaker, too. I've seen greens that are much larger.

I was worried about Taylor not eating since coming home, but I guess I don't need to worry about that.


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munch outweighs doug, stanley and elsa lol munch is 56g the little moose. mango is 46g, tsuka is 110g, dally is 89g

im surprised at how little doug is, wow. i know theyre tiny little birds but still thats cute how tiny he is!



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Mango and Elisa are almost the same size, then. I wasn't sure how large peach faces are. I'm sure there is a range as in all species. I remember you saying Mango was a bit too small for showing, though.

Taylor and Tsuka are nearly the same size. That is interesting.


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mango isnt small for a peachy, hes just standard for the pet peachy. munch is large for standards. tsuka is a tad overweight



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I have a new quaker and was wondering about what the weight is supposed to be I got it from a pet store and they couldn't tell me I am going to buy a scale it sounds handy.

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Every bird is different, you can't really go by an exact weight. A healthy quaker should be between 90-150 grams

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Just went to the vet with Alex, he weighs 453 grams.




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