Average weights of common pet birds

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AVERAGE WEIGHTS OF COMMON PET BIRDS
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IMPORTANT NOTE about bird weights 
In most cases the weights are those of captive birds. There can be extreme variation in individuals, 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.
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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
Hahn’s 165  
Hyacinthine 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

Author:

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they would visit their monthly birdie brunch in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground. Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care. He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis. He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.