Originally Posted by Cody A
Originally Posted by campingshaws
I use a postage scale. It measures to a hundredth of an ounce, will do grams too, and maxes out around 35 lbs. I think it was $25-30 on amazon. I've used it for eggs, chicks, and full grown birds.
Are you able to get them to stand on the scale long enough to see the reading.
How do you get them to stand still. I have some electronic scales that I think are postal scales and would work. But would maybe need a basket or something to put them in while weighing. I've read you can shield their eyes or blind fold to weigh so they don't move around.
I just hold them around the wings, then slowly let go until they're standing on their own. They behave a little better if I bring them inside to do it; seems like they fuss more if they can see their friends.
But you could put them in a cat carrier and do it that way pretty easily. My birds are all pretty tame and have been handled a good bit.