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I don't know what they are in pounds... but Cams weighs 290grams, and Dragon weighs 275-280grams...
 

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Melon is 11.5oz - She is actually heavy for her frame, just naturally petite.

Kiwi is 5.5oz but still young. She'll probably be about the same as Melon.

Barry is 18oz (1.2lbs) - He is my only boy, the youngest, and by far the biggest. He'll likely end up over 2lbs. :)
 

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Bacardi- 304 g (0.67 lbs) - 8 months
Jack- 428 g (0.94 lbs) - 5 months
Puck- 498 g (1.10 lbs) - 5 months
Baileys- 500 g (1.10 lbs) - 4 months
Guinness- 536 g (1.18 lbs) - 6 months
Pernod- 615 g (1.4 lbs) - 7 months
 

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I have all males all full grown. I think age is important to show with weights too. If your boy is over a year, more than likely they will have some more weight than the younger boys:

Hobbes (11 months): 510 g
Bert(6-7 months): 370 g (so cute and tiny!)
Bastian (13 months): 590 g
Morgan (nearly 9 months): 556 g
 

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Oh my.

Swimming?
 

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What about a digging box?
 

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Poppyseed said:
I have all males all full grown. I think age is important to show with weights too. If your boy is over a year, more than likely they will have some more weight than the younger boys:
Good point! I've edited my post to include ages. :)
 

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JESSU said:
He gained .5lbs on his diet.
8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O

PLEASE take him to a vet!!! On humans that'd be like you gaining 10 pounds in that time frame!!! You need to get him to the vet ASAP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Are you weighing him with a regular scale or a gram scale? I would suggest weighing him with a gram scale, as a regular scale won't be very accurate with a rat. Honestly if he had gained that much weight I would be concerned and take him to the vet. It can't hurt regardless.

Also how did you change his diet? Is his calorie content lowered? Are you free feeding now as opposed to having feeding times?

And just to be safe, even though it's not necessary, you may want to consider getting him x-rayed to make sure his heart is alright. You also may want to give him a blood sugar test to make sure he doesn't have diabetes.

I don't think it's going to kill him right away being overweight, but at this point I have got to think that amount of weight can be harmful to his frame as well as his heart and his overall health.
 

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He hates swimming. His digging box is growing. He already has an appintment for tomorrow. It was with a human scale I weighed my self and then with me holding him. His calories have been lowered. I just used to give him a plate of food around 5pm. I cut that down by 3/4. So he gets a 1/4 of what he used to get. I also tried to give him regal rat. He acctualy ate it. Mabye the scale was wrong. I did not double check. It does act weird sometimes.
 

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Home scales are like that. Well, if he likes digging you could go with that. Sand is good for that sort of thing because it squishes around so much.
 

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Make sure it has a lid, or that you can cover it somehow... I learned that the hard way - I am still finding sand all over my house.

-Sarah
 
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