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Gram & Gram Scale: Bird Term of the Day

Definitions of words used by pet bird enthusiasts with the pet bird slant.

Keeping track of your pet bird's weight is an important part of keeping your bird healthy 
Weigh your bird daily. If there is a major fluctuation in its weight, take your bird to your avian veterinarian.

Gram and gram scale: (noun) Metric unit of mass weight that is used to measure the weight of pet birds. A gram is equal to one thousandths of a kilogram. A gram scale is commonly used to measure small items due to its sensitivity and accuracy. Every pet bird owner should have a gram scale and weigh their birds daily at the same time of day. Weight change is often an indicator of a health issue.

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I didn't know I was suppose to weigh my bird. I've had him for 5 months. I will purchase a gram scale and begin weighing him daily. Thanks for the info.
Cheryl, North Fort Myers, FL
Posted: 12/14/2010 10:51:00 PM
I weigh my birds daily. It is one way to detect illness.
Renee, crystal lake, IL
Posted: 7/27/2010 10:26:00 AM
I weigh my two eclectus daily. First thing in the morning before they eat.
Nancy, Redford, MI
Posted: 7/27/2010 10:21:22 AM
I weigh my birds regularly!
Kimberly, West Seneca, NY
Posted: 7/27/2010 10:19:08 AM
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