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little birdy?

Post by lutino » Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:52 pm

Lutino is almost 9 months now, he/she still seems really small to me compared to the other lutino's ive seen. Is this just an age thing? when do they stop growing? The only bit that grows is the tail lol. He/she appears to be getting new feathers on the face i think, cos little spikes are around the beak.

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I'd like to know too.

Post by Bird crazy » Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:24 pm

I have a blue Nila and a grey Priya.
Nila is right at 100 grams and Priya weighs at 135 grams
she is about 25% bigger than Nila and uses every ounce of it to
bully him too.
I think it just may be like people some are larger some are smaller.
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Post by Datsun and Family » Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:30 pm

Agreed, I have seen both small and large IRNs and as long as they are happy and healthy in other aspects, there is nothing to worry about. Lutino is perfectly normal.
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Post by kyria » Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:34 pm

They are pretty much full size by the time they are 2 I believe as this is when they are considered mature (even if they don't act it .. lol) cheeky little devils.

Our Lutino Jordan is much more slender than our blue and green, it could also be that you are a good mum and haven't allowed him/her to fatten up on junky fat foods, like nuts, peanut butter toast, sunflower seeds, and too much human type foods like pasta, bread and treats. :roll: I'm affraid since hubby and the kids have been spoiling Jordan he has become alot more chuncky, even though he is flighted and gets alot of excercise I still keep at them not to make him too fat.

I think it could also just be one of those individual things, our cockatiel kiely is the smallest cockatiel I have ever seen.

I wonder if, just from my experiences, females are smaller in stature than males, I know to me it seems that way, our Lutino Mickey is very slight, body, feet and all, much more so than our Lutino Jordan.
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Male vs Female

Post by Bird crazy » Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:32 pm

Unfortunately the males larger than the females doesn't hold for my two the smaller is the Nila the male and the larger is Priya the female, both DNA sexed but not old enough to make sure it's 100% correct. Nila is starting his ring though.
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Post by lutino » Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:08 pm

Oh OK thanks.

People do say the lutinos are slender,so its probably just that.

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