How Do I Measure My Bird?
NOTE: Instead of a tape measure which might frighten your bird, you can also use a string or ribbon. Just mark it and then measure with a ruler or tape measure.
1. Measure around the whole bird (the girth) at the fattest part, but don't include the wings in the measurement (so go all the way around – like you are measuring your waist - but under the wings).
2. Measure the distance between the nape (base) of the neck to where the tail feathers begin on the body – along the bird's back.