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Thread: Feeding Size?

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    Feeding Size?

    So I got my Normal BP for Christmas, and the person I got her from told me that she should be fed two adult mice every Sunday. Well I'm fine with feeding her every Sunday, but I don't know if two adults is the correct amount for her to be eating. She's about 118g, 1'8". I've been told to feed her about 10-15% of her body weight and just want to confirm that that is correct. Don't want my baby to eat to much and regurgitate, nor do I want to feed her too little.
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    the best way to know how much food she's getting is to weigh her prey items and do the conversion math. if two adult mice = 15% of her body weight, you're doing it right. If it's significantly more, adjust the amount. If it's less, well, feed less.

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    Re: Feeding Size?

    So the 15% thing is correct?
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    One adult mouse is more than sufficient, 2 is overfeeding. (Adult mice are between 25 and 35 grams anything smaller is not an adult mouse)

    You want to feed a prey equal the girth size once a week until the snake reaches 500 grams.

    https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...=1#post2493722

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    I wouldn't push 2 adult mice, 1 every 5 to 7 days is enough.
    Yes you can do the 15% rule till about 500 grams, by then its a small rat a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah View Post
    One adult mouse is more than sufficient, 2 is overfeeding. (Adult mice are between 25 and 35 grams anything smaller is not an adult mouse)

    You want to feed a prey equal the girth size once a week until the snake reaches 500 grams.

    https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...=1#post2493722
    Stalker...

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    Re: Feeding Size?

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    You meant faster

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    Re: Feeding Size?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah View Post
    One adult mouse is more than sufficient, 2 is overfeeding.

    That's what I thought too. Thank you so much, that is very helpful!
    Last edited by OneEyedFox; 01-11-2017 at 05:08 PM. Reason: Wasn't paying close enough attention.
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    0.1 Mini Shepherd mix "Bellah"
    0.1 Box Turtle "Eevee"

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