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    Is my baby Pastel pied ball python underweight?

    Hello all, I just got another ball python, she’s a Pastel pied female. She’s supposed to be about 3 months old but is only 91gr and for me looks kind of skinny, she’s pretty small.

    They told me she ate fine, and 2 days ago ate a f/t rat pinky for me. Does it look underweight to you? And if so, should I feed her more often? I was planning on feeding maybe a rat fuzzy every 5 days
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    She looks fine to me my girl is 6 months and only 75g and doesn’t look underweight, I will say your snake looks older than 3 months. I know for feeding you should be feeding 1 prey item the size of the largest part of the snakes body every 5-7 days.

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    No she's not underweight for her size, just small. Feeding a rat fuzzy every 5 days would work great!
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    Re: Is my baby Pastel pied ball python underweight?

    Looks fine to me. Assuming she is 3 months then she is just small. If she is much older and the breeder maintenance fed her (to keep her small): then it may take her a long time to get larger.

    I would offer as much as she will eat on a weekly basis and let her decide.
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    Re: Is my baby Pastel pied ball python underweight?

    Of the four 2018 harchlings I purchased this year, I have one that is substantially smaller than the other three. She was harder to get started feeding regularly, but once started she eats fine but does not have the bulk of the other 3, even though all are eating the same type and amount of food.
    Duncan - 1992 0.1 Colombian redtail;
    Hudson - 1988 1.0 Colombian rainbow;
    Yang - 2002 1.0 Corn snake;
    Merlin - 2000 1.0 Solomon Island ground boa;
    Eli - 1990 1.0 Normal ball python;
    Buttercup - 2015 1.0 Albino ball python;
    Artemis - 2015 0.1 Dragonfly ball python;
    Orion - 2015 1.0 Banana Pinstripe ball python;
    Button - 2018 1.0 Blue Eyed Lucy ball python;
    Piper - 2018 0.1 Piebald ball python;
    Belle - 2018 0.1 Lemonblast ball python;
    Sabrina - 2017 0.1 Mojave ball python;
    Selene - 2017 0.1 Banana Mojave ball python;
    Loki - 2018 1.0 Pastel Mystic Potion

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