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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:42 am 
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Can anyone recommend some good digital weighing scales for getting precise weights of my young bengals? I have been using human weighing scales and they are proving to be not accurate at all. I have tried holding them on the scales and then taking away my weight and also placing them on the scales by themselves, but the results are very inconsistent.
Any tips or advice?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:31 pm 
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my bathroom scales wont register the kittens weights even when i put it onto lbs, I weigh myself write it down, then weigh myself with a kitten then take away the difference. its as accurate as can be.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:57 pm 
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But then I'll have to know my own weight! :shock:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:22 pm 
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Are they small enough to go on kitchen scales?

I do the standing on the scales with them and without them but then I've just lost 2.5 stone as the result of gluten intolerance so I don't mind what it tells me.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:56 pm 
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They are too big to put on the kitchen scales, plus my kitchen scales have a needle on it so much harder to read! I think digital kitchen scales might be the way to go though as they have smaller increments of weight and the human weighing scales seem to just cope with heavier things, well mine do anyway, plus I am not sure how good Tesco Value scales actually are!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:48 pm 
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hi there, i use digital kitchen scales with a box on top for kittens to sit in (just a tupperware plastic tub) until they reach about 1kg to 1.5kg, then they get a little too big & wriggly, so i move up to a baby weighing scales & use those right into adulthood.
you can pick them up for around £40 on ebay usually...might sound a lot but they come in handy for keeping an eye on weight throughout their lives :wink:

i've got this one...
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Electronic-Baby-s ... 286.c0.m14


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:56 pm 
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We have a postal scale that weighs anything from really light (under an ounce) to really heavy packages, works out nicely! I put a box on it, tare it to zero, and then put Sammie in it and it is really accurate and reads pounds and ounces (and could be switched into metric, but I don't understand that system :oops: )

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:30 pm 
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I agree with sammies Mommy about the postal scale

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:51 am 
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Hey thanks for those - the postal scales and baby scales are a great idea! I shall have a search around on ebay :)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:05 am 
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hello_kitty wrote:
(and could be switched into metric, but I don't understand that system :oops: )


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Think of it the other way... YOU understand the hardest kind of system, metric is easy by comparison :lol: ;) (I can never remember of many yards into a mile there is... let alone the cups and weight systems :roll: )

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:06 pm 
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Hi

I also have the Bambino Baby weighing scales. I paid 40 Euros for mine as they came from Germany and they are great for weighing the cats.

Well worth the money

Bye
Jayne


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:12 pm 
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skyjeaneey wrote:
Hi

I also have the Bambino Baby weighing scales. I paid 40 Euros for mine as they came from Germany and they are great for weighing the cats.

Well worth the money

Bye
Jayne


lol jayne! same cat tree...same scales, we must have similar tastes! i don't have a dobermann though lol! :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:31 am 
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Hi Ren

Well what can I say, Great minds think alike :) :)


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