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There are many different types of parakeets and therefore many different 'ideal weights'. The most common pet parakeet is the budgerigar whose ideal weight is about 30-40 grams. There are dozens of parrot species that are referred to as "parakeets." The most commonly kept species is the budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) also known as the budgie. Even within this species, there are two main types: the larger, heavier, huskier-looking English Budgie that is bred for show, and the smaller, more slender North American type. The slender type, which is found in most American and Canadian pet stores and animal shelters, is usually between 30 and 35 grams when fully grown. Young budgies will be smaller. If you have concerns about your pet's weight, you should consult a qualified avian veterinarian. Some birds with health problems may need to be weighed daily and your vet can teach you how to do this.

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