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Bird Weights

Weighing your bird weekly is the best way to detect illness early. Birds are great at hiding illness and rapid weight change is positive indicator that you bird needs further attention. 

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AVERAGE WEIGHTS OF COMMON PET BIRDS
IMPORTANT NOTE about bird weights 

In most cases the weights are those of captive birds. There can be extreme variation in inidividuals, the weight being influenced by diet, housing, sex, sub-species and age. Where more than 10 or so birds were weighed, the highest and lowest weights were not taken into account if these differed markedly from the norm. Chick weights, with 5 or 6 exceptions, were of chicks hatched in the author's care.

TYPE SPECIES Average Weight (grams) Average Chick Weight (grams)
AMAZONS
Blue-fronted 275-510 (xanthopterys goes 400-500)
Cuban 240 10
Double Yellow-headed 450-650 15
Green-cheeked 270
Lilac-crowned 325 11
Mealy 540-700
Orange-winged 360-490
Spectacled (White Front) 205-235
Tres Marias 500
Tucuman 320
Red-lored 350
Yellow-billed 260
Yellow-fronted 380-480 12
Yellow-naped 480-680
Yellow-shouldered 270 10
Vinaceous 370
CAIQUES
Black-headed 145-170 8
White-bellied 165 7
COCKATOOS
Galah 345
GangGang 280
Goffin's 221-386 10
Greater Sulphur-crested 880
Lesser Sulphur-crested 350
Moluccan 640-1025 20
Palm 900 (Adults range from 600-1000) 18
Rose-breasted 281-390
Umbrella 458-750 18
CONURE
Blue-crowned 84-100
Dusky 90
Greater Patagonian 315-390 12
Green-cheeked 60-80 5
Jenday 120
Lesser Patagonian 240-310 10
Mitred 200 11
Nanday 140
Orange-fronted 73
Painted 55
Queen of Bavaria's 270
Red-masked 200
Sun 100-130
Whiteeyed 140
LORY
Blue-streaked 160
Chattering 200
Dusky 155 7
Rainbow 130 5
Red 170
LOVEBIRD
Fisher's 50
Masked 50 (most females weigh more than males)
Peach-faced 55
MACAW
Blue and Gold 800-1292 20
Green-winged 900-1529 21
Catalina900-1500
Hahn's 165
Hyacinth 1200-1450 25
Illiger's 265 11
Lear's 940
Military 900 18-20
Noble 190
Red-fronted 525
Scarlet 900-1100 21
Severe 360
Spix's 360
Yellow-collared 250 12
MISC
African Ringneck 105
Canary 12-29
Cockatiel 90 4-5
Eclectus 375-550 16
Indian Ringneck 115
Kea 1000
Pacific Parrotlet 31-34
Red-fronted Kakariki 100
St. Vincent 580-700
Zebra Finch 10-16
PARAKEET
Alexandrine 250
Barraband's 140 5
Bourke's 50
Budgerigar 25-60
Canary-winged 70
Crimson Rosella 145
Derbyan 320
Golden-manteled 100
Grey-cheeked 45-60
Moustache 110-140
Plum-headed 90 5
Quaker or Monk 90-150
Red-rumped 60
PARROTS
Brown-headed 125
Cape 320 12
Great-billed 260 13.5
Greater Vasa 480
Grey 380-554 12-14
Hawk-headed 250 11
Jardine's 200 10
Lesser Vasa 280
Meyer's 120 5
Pesquet's 700 18
Red-bellied 125 7
Scarlet-chested 40
Senegal 110-130 6
Timneh Grey 300-360 12
PIONUS
Blue-headed 230-260
Bronze-winged 210
Dusky 200 9
White-capped 180


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