Learn more about budgies and other small birds.

Some budgies have a tendency to put on a few extra grams, and become what we affectionately refer to as “chubby budgies.” But don’t be fooled by their round bellies and fluffy feathers, these birds are just as lovable and entertaining as their slim counterparts. In this article, we’ll discuss the reasons why budgies may become overweight and how to ensure that your chubby budgie stays healthy and happy.

The Causes of Chubby Budgies

There are several reasons why a budgie may become overweight, such as a diet that is too high in fat, seeds, or sugar. Lack of exercise and lack of access to natural sunlight can also contribute to weight gain. And let’s be honest, who can resist those cute little faces when they beg for a little extra seed or a treat?

The Health Risks of Chubby Budgies

While a chubby budgie may be cute and cuddly, it’s important to remember that being overweight can lead to a number of health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, and even shortened lifespan. Being overweight can also make it harder for your budgie to fly and move around, which can lead to a lack of exercise and further weight gain.

How to Help Your Chubby Budgie

The good news is that there are plenty of ways to help your chubby budgie get back in shape. The first step is to review your budgie’s diet and make sure that it is low in fat, seeds, and sugar. Offer your budgie a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, and limit the amount of treats you give them. Make sure your pet has access to natural sunlight or UVB lighting and provide plenty of toys and perches for them to play and exercise on.


Chubby budgies may be a little rounder than their slim counterparts, but they are just as lovable and entertaining. By understanding the reasons why a budgie may become overweight and taking steps to ensure that your chubby budgie stays healthy and happy, you can enjoy many years of friendship with your feathered friend.

And remember, just like people, budgies come in all shapes and sizes, and just because your budgie may be a little rounder than others, it doesn’t mean they are any less loved or valued. In fact, many people find chubby budgies to be even more adorable and huggable. So go ahead, give your chubby budgie a little extra love and a few extra seeds, just make sure to keep an eye on their health and provide them with plenty of exercise and a balanced diet.

In conclusion, chubby budgies are a common and adorable sight, but they require a little extra care to ensure they stay healthy. By providing a balanced diet, access to natural sunlight or UVB lighting, plenty of toys and perches to play and exercise on, you can make sure your chubby budgie lives a long, happy and healthy life.