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Shann_rk

My Little 3 Week Old Baby!

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This is the little guy I'm hand rearing at the moment. He/she's just under 3 weeks old. I'm debating whether to name him/her Archimedes or Artemis depending on what sex he/she turns out to be... Its been a while since I've bred budgies but from what I can remember he (I'm just going call him a 'him' for now) seems to be quite big for his age.

 

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I'll post more photos when his feathers come through properly :)

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Nice to see a photo of him. :)

 

What does he weigh? My pet types usually top out in the 30s, but I hear that the show types get twice that size.

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Depends on what time of day it is laugh.gif But first thing in the morning he's about 39-40g... (and between 2 and 5g heavier after he eats).

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He is so cute.

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Depends on what time of day it is laugh.gif But first thing in the morning he's about 39-40g... (and between 2 and 5g heavier after he eats).

 

 

Wow, even my adults don't weight that much! :D

 

 

 

But I have no ideas for you on what is normal for the exhibiton types.

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All my budgies are pretty big, but they're not exhibition types, most are just a bit overweight... (I'm working on that at the moment, but as Mum takes care of them most of the time its hard for me to regulate how much they eat, I've been hounding her to reduce the amount of seed she gives them and to replace it with greens, but I'm not sure she's limiting it enough).

His dad is only little, but his mum's a bit bigger (I'll take photos when I next go to my parents place), both were strays though so I don't know what their parents were like. In fact I've only ever bought about 4 or 5 budgies out of the 15 or so I've owned :blush: , the rest flew in or were given to me by people who've found them. Even if I didn't want to have birds I can never seem to manage having an empty aviary... not that I'd want one, haha.

 

 

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