I was wonder what would be the healthy weight of a 11-12 week old quaker?
When we took Squiggy for his first vet visit last Monday, we were told he was under weight, weighing in at only 90g. He was the runt of the litter of 4 clutch-mates.
He has since slowly climbed to 93g, but I'm wondering if there is more we should be giving him?
He gets Zoopreem pellets for all day snacking and a fresh chop mix in the morning before we go to work. When we get home, we always bring him out and have a veggie tray type snacks with him, which he seems to love, and digs right in.
Although that weight doesn't seem out of line to me (my QP Ralph weighed 97 g at his first vet visit, and he was 6 months old at the time), I would recommend checking back with your vet to see what he/she would suggest.
Casey only weighs in the 90s too. If I recall she was about 89g the first time we weighed her. I’ve seen quakers double her size in pet stores. It just might be you have a small quaker. But like cnyguy said that’s something you could ask your vet
Hi! Our Bonnie weighed 89 grams when she came home as an 8-week-old baby. Since reaching adulthood (she is 6 years old now) she has consistently weighed anywhere from 97-108 grams, but usually around the 105 gram mark. What colour is your quaker? Some people say the blue quakers are generally smaller than the greens, so of course they would weigh a bit less.
For the first week we had him home I think ate the pellets exclusively, not recognizing what we were giving him for fresh foods as what he was getting at the breeder's. The day we took him to the vet a week after getting him home was the first time he actually sat at his wet bowl and ate for more than a few seconds. His weight has stayed steady at 93g for the past week and a half, and based on all of your replies, I think he is doing well.