I’m a big proponent of using cameras with birds to solve practical problems.
Weighing birds is a great way to keep tabs on their health and spot potential issues. It’s also another excellent example of employing cameras.
Many birds don’t like to be weighed and if you have multiple birds, it can be tedious and time-consuming to get them to cooperate. I prefer positive reinforcement methods rather than catching a bird and forcing it to stand on a scale.
So, here’s what you need:
- A scale large enough to accommodate a food bowl
- Some uncooperative birds
Other than making it easier to record weights, a camera can solve the problem of fluctuating weight readings as birds move around.
For the purposes of making this short, I used three plush toys as stand-ins for birds and a bowl of wooden blocks to simulate the eating of treats while on the bowl.…