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Weighing your Parrot

Companion Parrot Weight Chart

Parrot Weight Management Program

A responsible avian caretaker’s health management program should include weekly weight monitoring. Keeping records of your companion’s weight might highlight a health concern or suggest a diet reevaluation. Furthermore, a weight management program can guide you to be proactive with your bird’s exercise program. Should your bird suffer from any illness, this data keeping will help your veterinarian to quickly evaluate the condition of your bird.

Companion Parrot Weight Chart
Parrot Weight Chart

Depending on the education, training and desensitization your parrot has received, it may willingly step up onto a scale perch or anti-slip surface platform on a scale. Use this opportunity to reinforce the step up and down command, with vocal praise.

Weighing Your Parrot on Perch Scale
Weighing on a scale perch
Weighing your parrot - non slip surface
Weighing on a non-slip surface for pre-fledgling or non-trained birds

If your bird will not stay perched long enough to get an accurate weight, it might be easier to place the bird in its transport carrier. Should you be desensitizing your parrot to towel cradling, this is once again a great opportunity to perform weight monitoring, by placing your snuggly wrapped bird on a scale. Should you not be confident in weighing your parrot, ask your avian veterinarian or technician for guidance so that you can actively participate in the regular monitoring from home, in addition to the regular veterinarian visits.

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