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Old 08-17-02, 09:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Now my scale is not big enought anymore!

What do you use to weight your bigger snakes? My scale stop at 2200g and he now weight 2150g... Does a scale that we use for human is acurate enought? I will try to find a digital one if so.

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doh, i had the same problem last year when i tried to weigh MYSELF after eating over christmas the holidays!! TEEHEEE
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I was contemplating investing in a digital scale for my snakes, but realized it was way too much of an investment for its purpose....

So at the hardware store one day, i was checking on some digital thermometers and beside them i saw some fish weighing scales....

Basically, they're hand held, with a hook at the end.
U put ur snake in a pillowcase or something, hook it to the hook, and hold it in the air...and record the weight.

Now u say, how accurate is it? Well, very....except it records by lbs and kg's....which is perfect for my bloods, but may not suit ball pythons or smaller species of snakes...
I've tested it with food products of which i know the weight, and it read exactly the same.
I've also treated snakes with medicine and have had no problems(although i always minus 1/2 pound to be on the safe side...)

I'd keep the digi for the smaller ones and just use the fish scale for larger boids....its about 12 bucks in home hardware...

My model is South Bend fish weighing Scale and Measure...model #990205.


There are a fex on the market and its worthwhile buying the pricier one....

Goodluck and Geeze is he ever getting big!
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Old 08-17-02, 07:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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when getting one if possible find a scale that does automatic zeroing when activated, this allows the animal container to be on the scale as it zeros and then gives a more accurate reading.
 
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lmao

Grant: Thanks alot for the info. I'm gonna try to find one of those. Cheap, easy to use and acurate. Hum, exatly what I was looking for!!!

Yeah, getting bigger...and nicer. IM, gonna take a few outside pics soon, he just shed and the color his even better on his neck!!!
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no prob,

That silver is amazing...very nice!
Too bad it isn't a female...
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