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How Do You Weight A Baby Tortoise On An Electronic Scale?


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#1 babettebeau

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 04:30 PM

Hello

 

I am curious to know what is the best way to weight a baby tortoise on an electronic scale i.e how to prevent the baby to move away from the scale so that i can get accurate measurements.  :thinking:

I can imagine that putting it on its shell (up side down) will be stressful for a little one.  :(

 

Any feedback much appreciated.

 

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Sabina



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Posted 04 August 2016 - 04:25 AM

Hi Sabrina,

I just sit my babies on the scales they don't normally move straight away so you get the reading in time, it would be stressful for them turning them over and you would probably find they would kick their legs any way in a way to turn back over, I have some two year olds here and I still manage to weigh them this way, I try and weigh them the same each month which is before a bath and food. :)



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Posted 04 August 2016 - 12:40 PM

Same here Karen. Big tortoises are the ones most likely to move away, then I put an upturned plant pot on the scales and put them on top with legs dangling. I've seen vets weigh them upside down, not something I would do :(

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 02:59 AM

Same here Karen. Big tortoises are the ones most likely to move away, then I put an upturned plant pot on the scales and put them on top with legs dangling. I've seen vets weigh them upside down, not something I would do :(

I do the same with adults using a pot it's easy this way, I wouldn't turn adults over either. :unsure2:






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