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    Question Feeder 17% of BP body weight?

    So I know Iím supposed to feed between 10-15% of her body weight, but due to an error from my frozen rat supplier Iím stuck with over 30 frozen rats ranging between 25-40g. Sheís 145g as of now and I successfully fed her a 22g rat last week, but now the lowest I have it 25g. Is it safe to feed her a little larger prey than preferred? Also she hasnít pooped in 3 weeks and sheís been fed 3 times. So Iím a little concerned about her getting backed up. Should I wait til I can get smaller feeders? Should I proceed feeding tomorrow? Any advice appreciated
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    She should be fine. You may want to extend the interval between feedings to 10 or even 14 days instead of feeding weekly.

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    Re: Feeder 17% of BP body weight?

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    She should be fine. You may want to extend the interval between feedings to 10 or even 14 days instead of feeding weekly.
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