Weight question. - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-09-2010, 09:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 112
Default Weight question.

Okay- i just weighed wilbur on my dad's gold scale that weighs in ounces.

i had to put a box on the scale cuz wilbur doesn't fit on it. (i do have to get another scale).

the box weighs 0.640 ounces
with wilbur on it, the scale said 9.300 ounces.
9.300 - 0.640 = 8.660

I am not sure if this is accurate but can any body tell me if this is a good weight? i'm going to go to bed bath and beyond to get a food scale (biggest looser has a scale for $20.00)
allears.fan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 06-09-2010, 10:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
Hedgiepets's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 754
Default Re: Weight question.

8.660 oz = 245.506 g That seems to be a good size, since he is still young, but please get a gram scale.
Hedgiepets is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-09-2010, 10:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 112
Default Re: Weight question.

oh. i thought you weighed them via ounces. my bad. lol.
i think the scale also weighs in grams too. i have to see.
allears.fan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-09-2010, 02:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 651
Default Re: Weight question.

Nope grams is generally what people weigh in on here. You should be able to get a kitchen scale that will "zero" the box on top, that way you don't have to bother with doing math

But keep in mind it's hard to say what a "good weight" is without taking the hedgehog's size and shape into consideration. In my opinion, body condition is always more important than weight. A hedgehog could weigh 600g+ and be perfectly healthy and fit based on his body shape, whereas another hedgehog could be 400g but be obese because of the shape of his body and fat deposits. So really it all depends.

Weighing at least once a week is definitely important though as it can indicate the first sign of health problems...as well as tell whether or not you are feeding your hedgie the right fat content in their food. My hedgies for example were getting very chubby in the winter and had to go on lower fat food, but as soon as spring hit and they started losing weight (because of increased wheeling) I had to switch to a higher fat food in order to maintain their weight.
SnufflePuff is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question regarding weight Mommatobe Health 6 08-13-2012 09:55 PM
Weight/size question.... KamoLover Diet and Nutrition 8 05-22-2011 12:32 PM
Hedgehog Weight question Cinder Health 10 07-10-2010 07:58 PM
Weight Loss Question *now turned URI's* SnufflePuff Health 7 04-10-2010 01:16 PM
Weight Question xsarahjox Diet and Nutrition 6 09-22-2009 06:41 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum