The Vivarium Electronics DS 6000 is accurate to one gram up to 13 lbs (6 kg) with a backlit display for easy reading. Auto on/off function prolongs the life of the 4 AAA batteries (included). The included bowl doubles as a cover when not in use. Use the tare function when using the included cover/dish or container of your choosing for a precise measurement. The DS 6000 is ideal for reptiles, substrate mediums, incubation containers etc. An affordable small digital scale with all the functions you need for your reptile hobby or business!