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    Feeding every 4 days

    So when I went on holiday for 3 weeks, my BP stayed with a mate who refused to feed him (I didn't have any other options to be fair), as the BP hadn't eaten the week before I gave him, he went a full month without eating, and ended up going from 225g to 190g. He's back now, and ate the day he got home, despite having a long cold car journey.

    My question is whether I should feed him more frequently to get him back to normal? How often is too often? He's 5 months old at this point, and otherwise super healthy (he doesn't even look thin). Should I just stick to a normal schedule or is it ok to give a bit extra for a short time?

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    You don't have to. Just feed normal and he will catch back up before you know it. No need to worry. I'd def make sure you are providing fresh water.

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    Re: Feeding every 4 days

    Stick to regular feed schedule. I feed all mine every 7 days. Come day 5-6 I get the death stare. They all make it very clear on day 7 the sky better open up and rain rats , or I will have problems lol.
    Samantha C.

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    Re: Feeding every 4 days

    At that age and size I would try to feed every 5 days. I wouldn't go less really even if it has been forced to fast. Seven days is ok too but when my snake was that size I was feeding every 5 days because it was so hungry and wanting to eat and needing to grow also. Then when it got bigger and showed less enthusiasm I went to 7 days and he is eating regular every 7 now, except this past time I waited because he was in shed and didn't really act hungry, and I got a perfect shed this time too. So I cleaned up the poop and skin yesterday morning and fed him last night. I know eventually I might have to go to 10-14 days but as long as he is eating fine every 7 I will try to stick to that. So anyway back to your subject. I would just increase it by one day.

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