Parakeets (Budgerigars)

What is the ideal weight for a parakeet?

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2009-07-22 21:24:33

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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