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How much does babies weight very? If Ziggy is 99 grams, Spike might be a bit to skinny.
Nah...I don't think so. It all depends on their built and bones. Baby is a pretty small tiel but she can go from 85 to 95 easily. He was pretty skinny when he got home but now seems to be doing great and growing.

It all depends on their built and bones. Unless they have their chest bone sticking out horribly or they have a big line down their tummy with fat rolls on each side I wouldn't worry too much.
 

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I think it really depends on your cockatiel's build. Cockatiels in the wild are actually a bit smaller than the domestic guys we have now...I'm sure this is due to breeding and diet. I've seen cockatiels that just look tiny compared to my guys...and they are usually the older ones. My Buddy is a rather large cockatiel, and his normal weight should be close to 100 grams...at last vet visit, he was VERY sick and down to 82, but his breast bone felt like a razor sticking out of his chest. THAT is the best way to tell if your tiel is over or underweight...you feel that bone that runs down the center...if you can't feel it, your tiel is overweight, if you can feel it, but there is padding on the sides, then your tiel is at it's ideal weight, and if it's like Buddy's and feels like a sharp point, then your tiel is too thin. Hope this helps!
 

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Spike should be fine. He is acting normal so I guess he is a small cockatiel :) Today I put him to bed and he would not stop talking. He said Spike do you want to go to bed? Silly bird. Iam going to keep a list of his weights when I weigh him though. Just because Iam paraniod :eek:
 
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