Scales

Jeff

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 12:22 am


More than ever I´m convinced that I need a scale to weigh my cavy with. Where did you all get your scales? What should I look for in a scale? What is a reasonable price range, there are some very expensive scales out there.

pigpal

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 12:29 am


You can find kitchen scales in the housewares section of most department stores (Macy´s) or a specialty kitchenware shop, like Williams Sonoma. Bed, Bath and Beyond have them too.

I like the European kind that weighs in kilograms and grams as well as pounds and ounces. Some come with a bowl on top that you can turn over so it forms a lid, those bowls are just the right size for guinea pigs! Get a good quality scale as it will be more accurate and last longer, it´ll probably be around $20 or so.

Or .....you could order one online like this one:

http://www.kitchencollection.com/tempproducts.cfm?sku=01049831
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KarasKavies
For the love of my girls!

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 1:42 am


I have been very happy with mine. I got it at Lechters in CA, but I think they may have gone out of business. It is a Salter brand. It is called "The Baker´s Dream." Model #3007. I paid $50.00 for it. Why... I am not sure!! But... I do really like it and I use it all the time. I like to weigh the piggies. It is amazing too... two of my pigs have been EXACTLY the same weight, to the gram, for 4 months. Week after week. I wish my weight was that consistant!!

Kara

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KarasKavies
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Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 1:43 am



pinta

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 2:14 am


Mine was about $12 Can. bought at a Walmart-like place. It´s accurate enough to weigh my mail on. Has kgs and lbs. and a bowl on top to put the pig in.

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 7:48 am


Pinta´s scale (really cute -- especially with pig):

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Dobby
I gave what I could!

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 8:41 am


That has to be the cutest thing I have ever seen.

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taterbug

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 8:47 am


I bought mine at Target and if I am remembering correctly it cost $10.00, however do not put money on my memory. It resembles Pinta´s but the bowl is much lower.

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LynnK

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 2:25 pm


Yep me and taterbug have the same one our other friend in that hosted our pignic last year finally got one it´s very similar to mine and taters!

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KarasKavies
For the love of my girls!

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 9:05 pm


Pinta, your pig is just darling!! I love the little white patch on the head. We need a name! Oh, and a sex!

Kara

pinta

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 11:11 pm


Taffeta, the diabetic.

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Dobby
I gave what I could!

Post   » Thu Feb 28, 2002 6:56 pm


Wal Mart has their kitchen scales reduced to $8 CDN here, with a nice sized bowl for pig weighing. Some of you may want to check it out if you don´t already have one. :)
I got mine there today.

JustAnotherGPSlave

Post   » Fri Mar 01, 2002 12:22 am


I got mine also from Wal-Mart but mine cost about $20 and has a large tray instead of a bowl. I love it. And the pigs all sit quiet for me when I weigh them.....even the hateful pigs :D

Jeff

Post   » Sun Mar 03, 2002 11:08 pm


Well I´m going to get the scale from http://www.kitchencollection.com/tempproducts.cfm?sku=01049831 tomorrow. My parents have become paranoid about using their credit card online; just because one company over billed them and then got hacked so we had to get a new card.... ;) So I get to drive to Centralia to pick up the scale. Oh well, the gas is cheaper than the shipping.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Mar 03, 2002 11:28 pm


Looks like a nice scale. It will look even better with a piggie inside.

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RavenShade
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Post   » Mon Mar 04, 2002 9:45 am


Yup, I have Pinta´s scale, or a version thereof, in white.

Jeff

Post   » Mon Mar 04, 2002 7:58 pm


Well it´s official; Odie weighs 2 lbs 3 oz, or 1 kg! I got the scale for $8 because it was on sale!

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lisam

Post   » Mon Mar 04, 2002 8:49 pm


Jeff, I like the black pigs in your picture, they look like planaria!

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Sonia

Post   » Tue Mar 05, 2002 6:59 pm


Erm...what´s planaria ???

Peace, Love, and Happiness, Always
Sonia

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lisam

Post   » Tue Mar 05, 2002 9:45 pm


Otherwise know as flatworms, frequently used in science because of their ability to regenerate loss of part of their body.

They are shaped kind of like an arrow.

http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=planarian
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