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Worried about fat

Discussion in 'Linnie Landing' started by LinnieLife, 4/16/17.

  1. LinnieLife

    LinnieLife Strolling the yard

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    I've been posting a lot of threads but thats just cause i worry about everything... Any who i noticed Pixel had a little crease down her belly, is that normal? She's hardly hand tame so I've been trying to sneakily feel her belly while asking her to step up (BTW she HATES it when i touch her belly! so its been pretty difficult to get a feeling) getting her on a scale sounds difficult because she's usually terrified of anything new (and she especially won't stand on anything new!) Do you guys have any advice? Is this crease thingie normal?
     
  2. expressmailtome

    expressmailtome Ripping up the road Administrator Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Veteran

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    The crease sounds a bit like an over weight bird. Here is an illustration:

    Keelbone-ILLUS.jpg
     
  3. LinnieLife

    LinnieLife Strolling the yard

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    expressmailtome Ripping up the road Administrator Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Veteran

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    You are welcome.
     
  5. Milo

    Milo Rollerblading along the road Avenue Veteran

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    Please remember that just because the feathers look like there might be a "crease" it doesn't necessarily mean that she is overconditioned
     
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  6. LinnieLife

    LinnieLife Strolling the yard

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    @Milo Yeah i know but just to be on the safe side id like to know if she's a good weight
     
  7. Milo

    Milo Rollerblading along the road Avenue Veteran

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    I agree, and to know that you need to be able to feel her pectoral muscles in relation to her keel, you won't be able to do it just by looking. If she won't allow you to feel it while she's standing you may have to towel her.
     
  8. Shinobi

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    I once read an article that said around 80% of companion birds are over-weight. due to poor diet, lack of activity and over feeding. We restricted our birds flight and given them bowls of food.
     

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