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One way to determine if your pet budgie is of a good weight is by gently palpating the pectoral muscles on either side of the keel bone. You should feel a good layer of muscle that meets the keel at the midline (middle of the breast area). The muscle and underlying tissue should lie flat against the keel bone and should not bulge out on either side. If it bulges, your bird may be . Concurrently, the muscle on either side of the keel should not cause the keel bone to protrude sharply, as that is a sign that a bird is too thin. Ask your avian veterinarian to help you determine if your budgie is of the correct weight. As an average, I think that a good budgie weight should be between 25 and 35 grams, depending on the body conformation.
It is difficult to give you the average weight for a pet budgie, as some are smaller birds, and others are longer and taller in stature, and those birds will naturally weigh more than smaller budgies. And are generally larger birds, and therefore will weigh significantly more than their American counterparts.
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Owning a budgie is a delightful experience as these parrots have wonderful dispositions. Their playful personalities will add delight into any somber room and watching their antics is comical. It is no wonder experienced bird owners continue to prize their pet budgies as they truly enjoy the company of human companionship if tamed and well socialized.Budgies have been kept in captivity for hundreds of years and are the most domesticated of all parrot species available today. This continuous breeding in captivity has made them the perfect pet.Because budgies are so abundant and easily bred in captivity they are found in almost all pet shops. For this reason, they are reasonably priced and are often the first bird purchased before an owner chooses to acquire a larger bird. Owning these tiny parrots has a great deal of benefits compared to their lager cousins such as they are not as loud, not as messy, and come in hundreds of colors. Finding the right color is not difficult and new mutations are constantly being bred and introduced into the pet industry.As pets, budgies are simply great. They are active and playful birds with a very high intelligence level. They can learn more than a hundred words and can be finger-tamed. Tame and train a budgie in the right way and you’ll almost feel it’s human.