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    I have had my BP since Dec. 13 in this time he has eaten 2 pinkies about 5 days apart and last Sunday I gave my BP a adult mouse.
    He has yet to have a fecal movement, is this normal.
    I guess I really dont know how often they do, but it sure seems like something should have came out by now.
    And from reading these posts I should be feding him again soon, I have read that about every 7 days for a young BP about 22" .

    Also it has gotten crazy cold here like 20-30 degrees for the highs and I want to take him to the Vet to get checked out how do you guys get your snakes to the Vet and keep them warm????

    Thanks, with all the help I have gotten here Ozzy is livin large
    Soon as I can I will post some pictures of Ozzy and his set up.

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    Pinkies? A hatchling BP can take adult mice right out of the egg. They also have slow metabolisms, so they don't poop a whole lot.

    When I need to transport my snakes in the winter, I just heat up the car for a few minutes before I get in and keep the snake shielded from the cold in my jacket or something (I put them in a pillow case or snakebag first though, lol).

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    Thanks, I figured that was the way to transport but i wanted to check.
    yeah, I started feeding him pinkies because thats what they told me at Petco where I got my BP and I thought that wasnt quite enough and then I found this site and soon learned he could eat adult mice and fairly soon fuzzy rats.
    I was shocked at what great shape and health he was in considering he came from Petco. I watched him for a few days to see how he acted before I purchased.

    Thanks, again

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    Petco......*sigh*.......never take advice from petstores, lol. I'm glad your snake is doing well, especially sonsidering where he came from.

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    I agree jotay...............I have been depending on this site and have gotten a lot of great advice!

    The Petco in my town sells wc for $19.95 each and they are very mean, I purchased mine from a friend who has a reptile store, they were cb and are very friendly.
    I'm glad to here you got lucky with Petco................
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    I put my snake in a pillowacase (turned inside out) with a knot in it. I then place it in a cooler to carry it in so that he can feel the security of something underneath him and beside him (the coolder sides and bottom). Also makes it easier to carry. I warm the car up real good and maybe even use those products that I believe are called "warm hands".
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    it is fine to feed a baby bp pinkies for its first few meals.
    -Will

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    I'm just curious, where is the proof/supporting evidence behind all these feeding rules: how many days between feedings, what size prey to offer, etc.

    I sometimes wonder if these rules are the result of real research (if yes, I'd be interested in reading it if someone can provide links, book titles, etc) or did somebody just start telling others what they thought was right.
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    Hey............anybody seen the cat?

    all caresheets i've read explain it pretty well.
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