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    Ball Python Feeding Guidelines

    As much as this topic comes up, I'm sure this guide will prove itself useful. Enjoy!
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    I like that is has a different feeding schedule for if you're raising your snake as a breeder or a pet. Very useful!

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    Re: Ball Python Feeding Guidelines

    Quote Originally Posted by Lizardlicks View Post
    I like that is has a different feeding schedule for if you're raising your snake as a breeder or a pet. Very useful!
    Thanks!

    My logic is to take advantage of a little one's increased metabolism while they are young and tend to be bottomless pits and then back off as they reach maturity in tune with their natural tendency to do so themselves. Generally speaking, though, ball pythons will do well on a once/week schedule throughout their lifetime (that is also easy for a keeper to remember what day feeding day is), which is why I kept that part in there.
    Last edited by Eric Alan; 12-30-2016 at 06:40 PM.
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    Re: Ball Python Feeding Guidelines

    Great job Eric!

    I would totally print (and possibly pastlify) that and send it with any snake I'd sell.

    Considering the amount of times this question comes up, I think this chart might be Sticky worthy, but let's see what the rest of the community thinks

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    Good info Eric. Thanks for posting!

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    Re: Ball Python Feeding Guidelines

    Definitely sticky worth!
    Great post and thank you for the info...

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    Re: Ball Python Feeding Guidelines

    Agreed on the sticky.
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    Re: Ball Python Feeding Guidelines

    This so useful! Thanks Eric
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    Re: Ball Python Feeding Guidelines

    This is exactly what I've been looking for, THANK YOU

    I like how simple you've made it. That being said, I'm sure everyone has an opinion but this seems to be a simple comprehensive approach to feeding mice or rats to our beloved balls.

    Most importantly is the title you've given the chart "Feeding Guideline" to hopefully avoid conflicts.

    NICELY DONE - if it's deemed not sticky worthy here, I hope you're satisfied I found it laminate worthy.
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    Re: Ball Python Feeding Guidelines

    This is by far great and valuable information and I totally agree that it should be sticky worthy. Thank you for the information kind Sir!
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