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Old 12-19-2014, 01:21 PM
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Are senegals prone to overeating?

So my little Patrick is a Senegal parrot about 8 months old. I'm concerned we might be over feeding him.
Are Senegals prone to over eating?
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Old 12-19-2014, 02:16 PM
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Re: Are senegals prone to overeating?

Sennie's can have obesity problems. It's not as bad as amazons, or eckies, but my understanding is that they are rather fond of food.
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Re: Are senegals prone to overeating?

An average weight for a male Senegal is about 156 grams where as a female is in the 130's. Some females can be leaner like mine she is about 127-129 grams. Mine rarely over eats. In fact I think my parrotlet eats more than my Senegal. She is always munching on something, whereas my Senegal eats only when she's really in the mood or if I have something she has to try. My parrotlet hates trying new foods so she leaves me alone about it. Haha. But she is a real porker. If you are really concerned get a digital scale, it's always good to have one and weigh him. I got my from Walmart and it converts to grams which is what you want.

P.S. yours is still a juvenile so don't freak out if his weight is not 156 grams. He's a young fellow. If he is over that then you may want to reconsider what you are feeling him. What are you feeding him?

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