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Offline luvbirds

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What Is a Good Weight For A 12-15 Year Old Female Bronze Wing?
« on: February 25, 2013, 01:19:26 PM »
Hi
We've had Holly our Bronze Wing for 11 months on the 7th of March and she was a former breeder who wasn't as active as she is here. She was 225 grams and is now down to 212. She eats well and loves her freedom.
What do your birds weigh?

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Re: What Is a Good Weight For A 12-15 Year Old Female Bronze Wing?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 10:02:02 PM »
Chante, my 17 month old bronze wing weighs 238 gr. He reminds of a gangly teenager. My older blue head Adam weighs in at a hefty 274 gr which is why one of his nicknames is big boy

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Re: What Is a Good Weight For A 12-15 Year Old Female Bronze Wing?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013, 02:46:50 AM »
Carla is 17 years old  and weighs about 225 grams. She's going for her 6 month check up soon and I'll post her weight after that. She was sick when she came to me 2 years ago and at one point was down to about 195 grams.
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Re: What Is a Good Weight For A 12-15 Year Old Female Bronze Wing?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2013, 02:24:32 AM »
Russ Shade reports range of 210-269 for BW in his book. I can't imagine 238 as gangly, Cetan! Luvbirds, with such a significant weight loss have you considered taking Holly to the vet? The loss is probably due to being active but you may want to check with vet on any significant loss
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Re: What Is a Good Weight For A 12-15 Year Old Female Bronze Wing?
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2013, 08:28:11 PM »
Compared to my big boy Adam he seems very small. And maybe because Adam is an old man and Chante is still very young and molting but Chante looks like his legs are a little too long for his body and he usually has that wide eyed "this is something I need to check out" look especially is he thinks he is being bothered. Adam is more of a perch potato who is content to sit around and fluff up if he is disturbed