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I have a problem and am hoping you might be able to help me. I have two pet budgies, one male and one female. The male budgie is a good normal weight, but the female is very fat 54grams!On advice from the avian vet I have reduced their seed to two containers with 1 1/2 teaspoons of diet budgie seed in each and they get a mix of greens and fruit, and when I can get hold of some, grevillea flowers and the like. I also give them Soluvet in their water each day as advised by the vet. I have tried to separate them so I can control their food more closely, but they carry on like baby budgies trying to dig their way out to get to each other. Any and all suggestions will be very welcome.

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Take a good hard look at size of cage, whether or not its too crowded with perches and toys and not allowing flight. Post a photo so we can advise :)

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Take a good hard look at size of cage, whether or not its too crowded with perches and toys and not allowing flight. Post a photo so we can advise :)

 

Thanks for replying Kaz. I have one of those patio size cages but it is inside, they have to fly between perches but it is only a couple of flaps. They come out every morning and have a fly around my living room while I am cleaning the cage and getting their food, but they are a bit lazy and prefer to sit on the furniture to survey their domain :rolleyes: Sounds like I will have to give them a bit more encouragement to exercise. I just don't want the male to loose any weight. I have just got him back to a good weight after an illlness.

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Hey, I'm having the same problem with my fat budgie Oscar. Food wise we are doing the same thing but we found that if we get him flying he loses weight faster. Can you leave the male in the cage while you fly the female? Our vet also advised milk thistle to help his liver. Hope this helps

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Hey, I'm having the same problem with my fat budgie Oscar. Food wise we are doing the same thing but we found that if we get him flying he loses weight faster. Can you leave the male in the cage while you fly the female? Our vet also advised milk thistle to help his liver. Hope this helps

 

Thanks Cheeky, I will try your suggestions. :)

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