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I bought some kitchen scales on eBay, they weight down to the gram and I just sit Squawks in it to weigh her. Vets often wrap them gently in a towel first if they don't want to stay in the scales, but you have to weigh the weight of the towel first so you don't include it.
 

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I did the same as Siaarn- I bought a kitchen scale. I usually have to put a cheerio or some treat on the scale to get Sunny to stand on it long enough for me to see his weight. They do sell scales with perches attached but I think they're pretty expensive compared to a regular kitchen gram scale. (I paid $15 for mine.)
 

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Kitchen scales are the way to go. They're cheap, and you can often get them at thrift stores or garage sales. If you wanted, you could even DIY a perch on one with a T-shaped perch and some glue.
 

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My tiel and green cheek will stand on the scales themselves... sometimes my 'let will too but not always... to weigh the 'let and the budgies I place a small travel cage on the scale and tare it out... then pop in a bird and the weight displayed is the weight of the bird... my small birds are all unafraid of hands, but don't like to be grabbed, but if I go slow and steady I can reach in the cage and pick up the bird I want without upsetting them to much.
 

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I use digital kitchen scales. They have a nice plastic container that fits on the top that isn't too high and it nice and wide and I sit our birdie in there. The thing is to get them to sit still long enough to weigh them lol.
 

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i use kitchen scales - put a teatowel in the bowl and 'tare' it. then i sit the bird on. it's not very accurate - i really want to get some digital scales sometime since they are more easy to read.

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My dad is a criminal investigator, and he claimed a gram scale during a drug bust once.

Guess who found a use for it.

(Also, Rocko stands on it himself with no quarrel. He can be smart sometimes. Sometimes.)
 

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My dad is a criminal investigator, and he claimed a gram scale during a drug bust once.

Guess who found a use for it.

(Also, Rocko stands on it himself with no quarrel. He can be smart sometimes. Sometimes.)
Hahahaha! Go Dad.

I also use digital kitchen scales - its a chore as she always runs off it. Little turdburger. :)
 

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My dad is a criminal investigator, and he claimed a gram scale during a drug bust once.

Guess who found a use for it.

(Also, Rocko stands on it himself with no quarrel. He can be smart sometimes. Sometimes.)
Hope the scale is clean of any 'powder' residues ;)
 

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I got the bird gram scale. The perch is fun. xD
 

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Thanks everyone :) I have normal scales but I couldnt get Zazu to stand on it. They're cheap anyway so I may buy some digital ones.
 
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