Average weights of common pet birds

Average weights of common pet birds

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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TYPESPECIESAverage Weight (grams)Average Chick Weight (grams)
AMAZONS
Blue-fronted275-510 (xanthopterys goes 400-500) 
Cuban24010
Double Yellow-headed450-65015
Green-cheeked270 
Lilac-crowned32511
Mealy540-700 
Orange-winged360-490 
Spectacled (White Front)205-235 
Tres Marias500 
Tucuman320 
Red-lored350 
Yellow-billed260 
Yellow-fronted380-48012
Yellow-naped480-680 
Yellow-shouldered27010
Vinaceous370 
CAIQUES
Black-headed145-1708
White-bellied1657
COCKATOOS
Galah345 
GangGang280 
Goffin’s221-38610
Greater Sulphur-crested880 
Lesser Sulphur-crested350 
Moluccan640-102520
Palm900 (Adults range from 600-1000)18
Rose-breasted281-390 
Umbrella458-75018
CONURE
Blue-crowned84-100 
Dusky90 
Greater Patagonian315-39012
Green-cheeked60-805
Jenday120 
Lesser Patagonian240-31010
Mitred20011
Nanday140 
Orange-fronted73 
Painted55 
Queen of Bavaria’s270 
Red-masked200 
Sun100-130 
Whiteeyed140 
LORY
Blue-streaked160 
Chattering200 
Dusky1557
Rainbow1305
Red170 
LOVEBIRD
Fisher’s50 
Masked50 (most females weigh more than males) 
Peach-faced55 
MACAW
Blue and Gold800-129220
Green-winged900-152921
Hahn’s165 
Hyacinthine1200-145025
Illiger’s26511
Lear’s940 
Military90018-20
Noble190 
Red-fronted525 
Scarlet900-110021
Severe360 
Spix’s360 
Yellow-collared25012
MISC
African Ringneck105 
Canary12-29 
Cockatiel904-5
Eclectus375-55016
Indian Ringneck115 
Kea1000 
Pacific Parrotlet31-34 
Red-fronted Kakariki100 
St. Vincent580-700 
Zebra Finch10-16 
PARAKEET
Alexandrine250 
Barraband’s1405
Bourke’s50 
Budgerigar25-60 
Canary-winged70 
Crimson Rosella145 
Derbyan320 
Golden-manteled100 
Grey-cheeked45-60 
Moustache110-140 
Plum-headed905
Quaker or Monk90-150 
Red-rumped60 
PARROTS
Brown-headed125 
Cape32012
Great-billed26013.5
Greater Vasa480 
Grey380-55412-14
Hawk-headed25011
Jardine’s20010
Lesser Vasa280 
Meyer’s1205
Pesquet’s70018
Red-bellied1257
Scarlet-chested40 
Senegal110-1306
Timneh Grey300-36012
PIONUS
Blue-headed230-260 
Bronze-winged210 
Dusky2009
White-capped180

Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches 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.

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