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    Calling on Carpet owners. What do you think of my Bredli weight gain?

    My Male Bredli will be 5 months in 5 days... so let's call it 5 months .
    I got him 2 months ago weighing 39 grams. Today he is 102 grams after 10 mouse hoppers 8-10g.
    He's been eating every 5 days unless he was on shed. Next meal will be a Rat Fuzzy at 13g.
    So...
    Should I feed every 7 days from now on or keep on 5 days? Is a 13g Rat Fuzzy too small, too big (he's 102 grams)?
    Have I been feeding too much?

    Thanks in advance for your insight!
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    Re: Calling on Carpet owners. What do you think of my Bredli weight gain?

    I had my young carpets on a pretty similar feeding schedule at that age. Every 5-7 days for the 1st year, every 7-10 days the 2nd year, and every 2-4 weeks thereafter. It's a pretty liberal regiment but not excessive. They can definitely get by with less food though.
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    OK got it brother, 5-7 for their first year.
    Did you try to feed 15% of their body weight during that time? Meaning their first year.
    Thank you.
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    Re: Calling on Carpet owners. What do you think of my Bredli weight gain?

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    OK got it brother, 5-7 for their first year.
    Did you try to feed 15% of their body weight during that time? Meaning their first year.
    Thank you.
    You could even feed him every 5-10 days and he'll still grow just fine. If he eats a small meal feed him sooner, If he has a large meal wait a little longer for the next feeding. I stopped weighing my feeders a while ago. Now I just feed them an appropriately sized prey item. I try to mix things up a bit and offer different prey types and sizes. Gotta be careful there though. Sometimes they'll develop preferences for one prey type over another.
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    I'd just feed whatever is closest to his girth in size. I have fed my carpet every week for the first year.. Now he is on every other week. In cases of a larger meal, he eats every 3 weeks.
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    I am by no means an expert, since I've only had my first carpet for 6 months, but I feed her an appropriate sized prey item every 5-7 days unless she is in shed. She's a 2018 baby, so not even a year old yet. If I happen to have a bigger item that she takes it down, I wait a day or two longer. Generally in my minimal experience, hatchlings and young snakes slam and process food like mad, they're trying to grow. I don't usually weigh my prey items. I did for my carpets first 1-3 feedings because she was so tiny and I was afraid of over-sizing it. I've since learned she can take some pretty big meals.
    With my BP I actually spread her feeds out to 10 days when she turned a year old. Likely will do the same for my carpet down the road here.
    You're probably good to keep feeding whatever is the appropriate size every 5-7 days for the next 6-7 months or so.
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    Awesome guys. I really appreciate the input.
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