Was just curious of others' opinion. I have an 8 and a half month old tiel and he weighs about 4.5 oz (maybe a little less; he wasn't cooperating on the scale tonight ). Would this be considered healthy or should I look into changing his diet?
My AV is always more concerned with how they feel around their keel rather than their actual weight.Honestly it is hard to say from weight alone. It is best to go by feeling the keel bone. The muscles around it should be even with the keel, not sink in or protrude. I have tiels ranging from 70 to 130 grams and all are healthy weights.
It is always a good idea to take a new bird in to the vet for a check up if you can.Just felt the keel bone and the muscle feels even with it. He is constantly eating but he's very hyper and never sits still so I figured that he needs the calorie intake to keep up with how active he is. I wasn't planning on taking him to the vet until he was a year old for a check up to see how he's developing but perhaps I should try to get him there sooner?