Ask Lafeber


May 26, 2021

Picky Parrot Webinar – Budgie weight

Any tips on how to weigh an untamed rescue budgie?


Hi Glenna,

You can use a box or small carrier, and deduct the weight or calibrate the scale with the container on it. But if this is just to try to determine his caloric needs, keep in mind that the charts Dr. Lamb showed are just a guideline to help owners better understand the amount of food a bird really needs. It’s still important for the bird to always have food in the cage, for his physical and mental health,

Thank you for asking Lafeber,


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