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    Re: mice to rats

    Last time I bought mice, I was given small rats instead of mice. I figured I'd see if my guy would take them, and sure enough, he did, no problem. But when I went back to the pet store, I looked at rat prices and they were freaking outrageous. $3.99 for a small rat pup, when adult mice are $1.99 and way bigger. He'd need 2 rats per sitting, at least. If I'm going to feed multiple prey, it's going to be mice, because I'm not made of money.

    After feeding rats for 3 weeks, I fed a mouse last night. Mine had no problem switching back to mice though... guess he's just not as finicky as some of the eaters here.
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    Re: mice to rats

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    drew...i can get all my snake stats when i get home from work and let you know. I want to say somewhere around 21''...275g.. but I am not for sure. I know I offered 2 mice for 2 weeks before my male actually took both.
    I was a little off on my numbers. Thor was 22.3 in. long and 232.5 grams the first time he took two adult mice. That was on 2/17/2005. After 6 feedings, he was 26.6 in long and 320 grams. That was on 3/25/2005.

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    Re: mice to rats

    wow daniel, i cant wait to get her on multiple mice and see growth like that. Thanks for all the info everyone.
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    Re: mice to rats

    oh ya. The adult mice that I feed are all approximately 19 grams each. Technically they are just young adults, I would not try feeding two 35 gram 5 month old Adult mice just yet. Glad I could help. That was an exciting month. He hit a growth spurt which was pretty cool to see how fast they can put on size.
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    Re: mice to rats

    My BP is one year old and she will eat both mice and rats. I prefer rats because they are bigger. I give her two a week, back to back with a 15 minute break in between. I started this system of eating because at about 8 months she was "always" looking hungry and sometimes hunting around right after she had only one rat. After she eats two rats she disappears and goes somewhere to hide in her cage. I must admit her poops are huuuuuuuge ...
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    I switched mine from small mice to fuzzy rats as soon as there around the 120g mark. Havenít had any problems with the conversion. I try to find a 13 gram fuzzy rat to start them off on. Saving the bigger ones for the others. I had heard itís more healthy to them have one bigger rodent. Than multiple smalls.

    Then again sometimes I suppose you got to do what you have to do to keep youíre animal eating.

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