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Is Krem a good weight for his age?

Discussion in 'Nursery Rhyme Drive' started by Garet, 5/19/18.

  1. Garet

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    Managed to get the little bugger on a gram scale. He's about 3 months old and weighs 40 grams. He seems like he was the runt of his clutch and he seems tiny for a personata lovebird. Eats like a horse though.

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    Bump.
     
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    I have no experience with lovies other then peachies, but when Fëanor came here he was about 8 months old. He weighed a bit over 40 grams and was a good bit smaller then Henkie(60 grams). Now he is somewhere around 1,5 years old and weighs 58/59 grams... I think his weight gain had a lot to do with muscle and normal weight gain, but he has also grown in size as he is now as big as Henkie? I don’t know to what age they normally grow in size. Maybe it had to do with his improved diet.
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    According to that website personatas weigh between 43 and 50 grams, could be he is just a Tiny boy!
     
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    Could be! I try to make sure he's eating and he's really good about flapping when not in his cage, but he's such a smol guy. I'm hoping he'll get big and strong someday soon, though.

    I'm wondering if it's the clip keeping him small. Sorely tempted to try offering additional hand feedings too... I know his clutchmates are older, but I saw a pic of his big brother and he's giant in comparison. He's also clipped too.
     
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    Fea was clipped too, perhaps it does have something to do with that! Hope little Krem becomes big and strong when he grows up:roflmao:
    Just for comparison, this was Fëanor Maybe a month after coming home, and the second one is now:
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    We used to have several loveies and weight will vary from bird to bird but he is not skinny looking at all so I wouldn't worry about it, especially since he is a good eater. Unless he starts to show signs of being under weight I think you should be fine!
     
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