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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.
    Other Snakes:
    - 1992 0.1 Bci; Hudson 1988 1.0 Colombian rainbow; Yang 2002 1.0 Corn snake; Merlin 2000 1.0 Solomon Island ground boa; Kett 2015 1.0 Diamond Jungle Jaguar carpet python; Dakota 2014 0.0.1 Children’s python

    Ball pythons:
    Eli 1990 1.0 Normal; Buttercup 2015 1.0 Albino; Artemis 2015 0.1 Dragonfly; Orion 2015 1.0 Banana Pinstripe; Button 2018 1.0 Blue Eyed Lucy; Piper 2018 0.1 Piebald; Belle 2018 0.1 Lemonblast; Sabrina 2017 0.1 Mojave; Selene 2017 0.1 Banana Mojave; Loki 2018 1.0 Pastel Mystic Potion; Cuervo 2018 1.0 Banana Piebald; Claude 2017 1.0 Albino Pastel Spider; Penelope 2016 0.1 Lesser

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