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    Food crisis

    So I´ve been feeding my 106g pastel BP Sub-Adult Mice every 6 days for the last 2 weeks, but two days ago (feeding day) my local petstore ran out of them at the same moment I did, so instead of starving my BP while I waited for the store to get more Sub-Adults, I fed my BP a Fuzzie Mouse, so the question, Should i feed her another Fuzzie today (2 days since she ate that last fuzzie)? Or should I wait some more time?

    Help greatly appreciated since I´m a new BP owner .

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    A fuzzy mouse is too small, I would wait a couple more days and if they still don't have them then I would go up to a small mouse depending on what the next size up they have is.

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    Are rats not an option?

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    Re: Food crisis

    The next size is Adult Mice, which I´m sure is too big. Isn´t it better to feed my BP a Fuzzie every 2-3 days until the petstore has Sub-Adult mice rather than not feeding my BP at all?

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    Re: Food crisis

    The smallest size rats they have are Small that are also too big

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    Can't you just order more? Most frozen rodent sellers ship to your doorstep within 3-4 days.

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    Re: Food crisis

    In 3-4 days the petsore says it´s galready going to have them. I just wanna know if it´s worth giving my BP a Fuzzie today or wait 3-4 days.

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    3-4 days is not going to hurt a ball python of any size. Also, there isn't really a big problem feeding fuzzies. They are younger, so their calcium:phosphorus ratio is somewhat less, but if you need a "stretch" week, feeding your BP a couple fuzzies in place of a sub adult mouse would be perfectly fine.

    I would, however, feed him all at once then let him digest. Ball pythons have a relatively slow metabolism, and from what I have seen, do not benefit from being feed more than every 5 days or so.
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