We usually think of weighing oneself as a not-very-pleasing endeavor we either do and no questions asked, or blatantly ignore. But it’s a whole different story if we're talking adorable and tiny animals being put on scales.

Bored Panda has made a compilation of the cutest little pals getting a weigh-in session. Not only are the pictures all too adorable, they also reveal what kind of tricks, scales, and gadgets animal care workers use to measure their buddies. From weighing an unsuspecting koala sittin’ on a tree limb to wrapping an owl in a burrito-like blanket, this is the kind of cuteness overload I've been missing all this time.

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Kangaroo Island Koala and Wildlife Rescue Centre Report

Falcon
Community Member
3 months ago

Well this is unexpected, yet makes sense. 😅

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reddit.com Report

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 months ago

the cutest owlrrito <3

gibbon
Community Member
3 months ago

Burritowl

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
3 months ago

He looks like his very dignity was attacked and he cannot believe he let them get away with this.

Virgil Blue
Community Member
3 months ago

"But, but, I am the terror in the night!"

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Angela B
Community Member
3 months ago

Owl in a towel.....or owlett in a towellet? Either way, my spelling is atrocious!

William Wenzel
Community Member
3 months ago

Ordinary people like me greatly appreciate your humor!

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MsM
Community Member
3 months ago

The latest appetizer offered at Hooters.

Kelly Gore
Community Member
3 months ago

Yo quiero Taco Owl

comboplush
Community Member
3 months ago

This actually made me laugh out loud when scrolling down, how cute!

ruthenium the ruther
Community Member
3 months ago

LEMME HUG, LEMME HUG!!!

Palestinian warrior
Community Member
3 months ago

My heart is melting from the cuteness 😍💗😍💗

Fernleaf6505
Community Member
3 months ago

"HOW DARE YOU WRAP ME UP UNHAND ME AT ONCE YOU PEASANTS"

Grace Cho
Community Member
3 months ago

It looks like a Beanie boo! look at the eyes!

EriKitty
Community Member
3 months ago

THose eyes!!

Bunzilla
Community Member
3 months ago

HIS EXPRESSION!!! Omg s0o0o0 cute! best owl burrito I've evver seen

Viviette Moore
Community Member
3 months ago

Wait you can do that?!

Genevieve Sandoval
Community Member
2 months ago

he's so cute😇

ROBERT NELSON
Community Member
3 months ago

its so cute

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
3 months ago

Warm blanket, soft words, dim light ? Then you lay me on a plastic plank and talk about my weight? I'm not fat I'm fluffy.

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
3 months ago

As snug as a bug in a rug!! LOL!!

Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

It's a hoot-rito!

Ryleigh
Community Member
3 months ago

A cute owl burrito.

Imogen DAVIES
Community Member
2 months ago

Its a real life beanie boo

Paige Garberding
Community Member
2 months ago

Thundershirt, size Owl .

Emmanuela Emmanuel
Community Member
2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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Emmanuela Emmanuel
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2 months ago

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Uwu
Community Member
2 months ago

Awww hewo!!!

Leif Quickleaf
Community Member
2 months ago

CUTE, GIMME A OWL NOW LOL.

Kayleigh Zauber
Community Member
3 months ago

CUTE

OTTER
Community Member
3 months ago

You mean I’m not going to the sauna???

Barbara Vink
Community Member
3 months ago

This may be the cutest thing I have ever seen.

Lil’ Twister
Community Member
3 months ago

So adorable

Mascha Claessens
Community Member
3 months ago

Haha, at our bird rescue, we just have a 'drawer' we put the birds in :P This is cuter!

Daniel Callaway
Community Member
3 months ago

An Owl Straight Jacket! HA!!!!

Curious Cat
Community Member
3 months ago

owl spa time.

Laughinmydreams
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh 'come on, this is deadly sweetie cute . . .

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
3 months ago

Help! Help! I think they're going to eat me!

Jasmina Pavlovic
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh my god ... 😍😍😍

Hannah Burbridge
Community Member
3 months ago

BUWWITO OWUW

Laura Jones
Community Member
3 months ago

ha ha owl sandwich

Jon S.
Community Member
3 months ago

Right now, I'm having a cutegasm

Jody Brown
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Yo quiero Tacowl

Sawdust
Community Member
3 months ago

Seems he's not sure if he hates this or if he really likes it.

desert29rat
Community Member
3 months ago

Too adorable!

Animal lover❤
Community Member
3 months ago

OWL BURRITO!!!❤❤❤

Mark Serbian
Community Member
3 months ago

THE best!

fifa coin
Community Member
3 months ago

OMG soo cute

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
3 months ago

Owlwrap

glowworm2
Community Member
3 months ago

That is just adorable!

Livvy-Rose Richards
Community Member
3 months ago

Aww

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#3

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erinruberry Report

Láďa Durchánek
Community Member
3 months ago

- You put on some weight! - No, you put on weight! - No, you did!

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Bored Panda reached out to Emily Greenhalgh, a marine biologist and science communicator who worked at the New England Aquarium in Boston and posted a picture of a baby penguin being weighed. Emily explained what the procedure of weighing wild animals looks like.

"As you can imagine, keeping a wild animal still enough to get an accurate weight reading can be a bit of a challenge.” Emily further explained: “Plastic tubs and containers are clutch. The penguin chicks are placed gently in a plastic tub (the kind you would store flour or cereal in) and then the tub is placed on the scale to get an accurate measurement.”

Meanwhile, other animals (like the sea lions and harbor seals) “are trained to hop up onto the scale as part of their enrichment activities, which makes things a bit easier,” said Emily.

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The Raptor Center Report

Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
3 months ago

That wrap is the ultimate insult. Squeak!

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#5

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amivitale Report

Titas Burinskas
BoredPanda Staff
3 months ago

"Life's problems weighing down on me"

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#6

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ZooBorns Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
3 months ago

What? Oh, hello, there!

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It really depends on the individual animal how often they get a checkup and how they get weighed.

For example, “The Aquarium's 550-lb green sea turtle, Myrtle, gets a full workup twice a year, including weight measurements, ultrasounds, and blood-draws.” Meanwhile, “Much like a human, the Aquarium's giant anacondas get a checkup annually.”

However, the baby animals like the rockhopper and African penguins that are born at the Aquarium get a checkup and a weigh-in much more frequently.

#7

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OaklandZoo Report

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
3 months ago

What a cheeky smile

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#8

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EmWritesScience Report

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 months ago

this fluffy guy looks like made of felt <3

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#9

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ZooSalzburg Report

Rissie
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm fierce! In my little weighing food bowl! Roar/meew!

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#10

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motherfarm Report

eli yete
Community Member
3 months ago

ive been a baaaad boy

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#11

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virginiazoo Report

Daria Z
Community Member
3 months ago

That moving leg... ouch :0

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#12

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reddit.com Report

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
3 months ago

So thats how witches measure the amount of toad in the potion

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#13

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CamParkZoo Report

Rissie
Community Member
3 months ago

OK, that looks so snuggly! I want my own weighing cuddle basket....

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#14

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SamTrull Report

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
3 months ago

Those nails!

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#15

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reddit.com Report

Virgil Blue
Community Member
3 months ago

He looks like he's in one of those tea cup rides : )

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#16

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omoriyama_zoo Report

Daria Z
Community Member
3 months ago

Toe beans! ❤️️

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#17

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reddit.com Report

Scagsy
Community Member
3 months ago

A peach & raspberry flavour kitten

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#18

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CWSlive Report

Madison Lam
Community Member
3 months ago

peek-a-boo!!

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#19

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Winters_Aspen Report

GirlFriday
Community Member
3 months ago

That puppy is the perfect weight. He is a snuggly weight. Give him to me and I will verify.

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#20

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calacademy Report

Sabse
Community Member
3 months ago

At first I thought it was a really fat hamster 🤭

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#21

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tarongazoo Report

glowworm2
Community Member
3 months ago

My heart! Look at that cute little cub!

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#22

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mep.purdue.edu Report

R L
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

The part of me that says this shouldn't be necessary because they should not be in captivity, is screaming.

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#23

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StAugGatorFarm Report

Gemjoybug
Community Member
3 months ago

What animal is this?

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#24

erinruberry Report

Pamela24
Community Member
3 months ago

Useful - you get the volume measurements as well.

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#25

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ZookeeperCasi Report

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
3 months ago

He is cheating, he is leaning on the wall. Hint to me, must remember to do this next time I go to the Doctor’s.

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#26

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sandiegozoo Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
3 months ago

I’m ferocious! I’m savage! ! I’m...in a bowl.

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#27

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erinruberry Report

MsM
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like a tiny grumpy old man.

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#28

biologistimo Report

Rissie
Community Member
3 months ago

No if that isn't the definition of awwwwwwwwww, I don't know anymore.

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#29

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amyngyn Report

eli yete
Community Member
3 months ago

now this is a story about how my life got flipped turned upside down...

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#30

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prettypeevish Report

comboplush
Community Member
3 months ago

Not even weighing 2g!

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#31

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ramko169 Report

Megzymonsta
Community Member
3 months ago

He looks like he's self conscious about his weight

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#32

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erinruberry Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
3 months ago

Who’s a good, big girl? You are! You're a good, big girl! ❤️

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#33

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Report

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
3 months ago

very clever

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#34

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liya_v7 Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
3 months ago

*yawn* I cares not what I weigh, hooman. Gib me snacks!

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#35

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erinruberry Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
3 months ago

Beak-a-boo!

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#36

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national_zoo Report

Elizabeth
Community Member
3 months ago

What animal is this?

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#37

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Sai_GW Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
3 months ago

Move over! I gets in, too!

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#38

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Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
3 months ago

Majestic feathered rainbow!

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#39

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carsteli Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
3 months ago

What a good pupper! Growing right along!

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#40

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sandiegozoo Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
3 months ago

Rescue team working with a koala!

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#41

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London Zoo Report

Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
3 months ago

Keeper: "You're overweight." Penguin: "Says the one who feeds me while I'm on the actual scales!"

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