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Fat budgie?

chigen123

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My budgie Felipe seems to have more floof than usual recently and has been making bigger poop as well. She sleeps and has her feathers poofed a bit more often too, in addition to eating more. image.jpg image.jpg I don’t know if we have a scale I can weigh her on, but I think she might be a bit overweight. Anyone know?
 

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A kitchen scale works well if you have one.
 

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It is beneficial to know the weight of your bird but it’s not the best way to determine if your bird is a healthy weight unless you already know what your birds healthy weight is.
It’s best to check the keel bone to check your birds condition than just rely on the actual weight of your bird.

What is a healthy weight for one budgie may be too thin or chunky for another.
 

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I have a kitchen scale that I used to weigh the budgie boys on. As long as it is digital and has a mode to weigh in grams, that would work. (PS I now have a scale with a built-in perch for weighing the boys).

Has your girl been to the vet before? Do you have any historic weight information for her?
 

chigen123

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I have a kitchen scale that I used to weigh the budgie boys on. As long as it is digital and has a mode to weigh in grams, that would work. (PS I now have a scale with a built-in perch for weighing the boys).

Has your girl been to the vet before? Do you have any historic weight information for her?
She has been to the vet before- I’d have to contact them to see what they have. And I gotta find where our scale went
 

chigen123

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It is beneficial to know the weight of your bird but it’s not the best way to determine if your bird is a healthy weight unless you already know what your birds healthy weight is.
It’s best to check the keel bone to check your birds condition than just rely on the actual weight of your bird.

What is a healthy weight for one budgie may be too thin or chunky for another.
Thanks! Just wondering- what is the keel bone?
 

chigen123

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It is beneficial to know the weight of your bird but it’s not the best way to determine if your bird is a healthy weight unless you already know what your birds healthy weight is.
It’s best to check the keel bone to check your birds condition than just rely on the actual weight of your bird.

What is a healthy weight for one budgie may be too thin or chunky for another.
I found out how to tell if the keel bone looks healthy, and hers seems to stick out to the sides a bit. She won’t cooperate for pictures, but I tried. 18ACADF1-5B5A-44A3-82D0-B65C0FB6E606.jpeg
 

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I’m not sure what you mean by your birds keel bone sticks out at the sides.

You will need to gently examine your bird with your hands.

This link should explain how to check..

 
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chigen123

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I’m not sure what you mean by your birds keel bone sticks out at the sides.

You will need to gently examine your bird with your hands.

This link should explain how to check..

I see what you mean with the keel bone now! Felipe’s seems normal if not a bit above, but she’s taking a nap right now so I’ll have to look later.
 
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