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

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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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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.

Kim Magnuson
Community Member
3 months ago

I concur....a lot

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JessG
Community Member
3 months ago

But, at the vet, they just get on the scale. I'd love to see this little bag though

Leif Quickleaf
Community Member
2 months ago

that's a doggy bag, everytime in restaurants, i ask for one, but i only get some food packaged, not a dog in a bag.

Mohra Taylor
Community Member
2 months ago

Hahahahaha!

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Bettye McKee
Community Member
3 months ago

This was NOT on my bucket list!

Fernleaf6505
Community Member
3 months ago

"Some help please"

Jessica Cole
Community Member
3 months ago

You gotta do what you gotta do.

Dave Chapman
Community Member
3 months ago

Boop

glowworm2
Community Member
3 months ago

Puppy in a bag! Aw!

Aubrey McDaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

That scale and dollar tree bucket don’t seem all that safe tbh

Dracos Hufflepuff Buddy ❤️
Community Member
2 months ago

Peekaboo!

Nothanks L. Walk
Community Member
2 months ago

We've all had days like this.

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
3 months ago

Tacky plastic. No class at all. I hope nobody sees this.

Peggy Shafer
Community Member
3 months ago

Is this from some awful animal market in China?

Jennifer Cooper
Community Member
3 months ago

Same thought occurred to me

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Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
3 months ago

Where's Paris Hilton?

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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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