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    Double feeding juvenile bp

    hi,

    I have a juvenile bp and I would like to know if double feeding ( bp ate two live mice two hours apart) consist of longer digestive process? in other words, will my bp need more than 1-2 days to digest? I would like to know for handling purposes.

    If anyone would like to know, my bp is a female

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    Why are u double feeding? And I normally give it 24-48 hours before handling

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    Re: Double feeding juvenile bp

    I was told female bps grow bigger than males, in which they must eat more.
    is this information accurate? I dont know, but curiousity allowed me to see if my bp will consume another mice and so she did.

    now, if this information is inaccurate please let me know, I feed her one live hopper mice once a week, and today was her first time eat two.

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    They eat a little more... when they are bigger than a Male. If you have mice that are smaller than a meal should be then you can feed multiple.

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    Re: Double feeding juvenile bp

    Quote Originally Posted by BpShelly View Post
    I was told female bps grow bigger than males, in which they must eat more.
    is this information accurate? I dont know, but curiousity allowed me to see if my bp will consume another mice and so she did.

    now, if this information is inaccurate please let me know, I feed her one live hopper mice once a week, and today was her first time eat two.
    Males and females should still eat a meal proportionate to their size. You want to aim for 10-15% of the snakes body weight for juveniles. You want they prey item to leave a small but noticeable lump in the snakes stomach.

    Females do GET bigger, but no need to feed them any differently than males until they outgrow the males.
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    Re: Double feeding juvenile bp

    This chart should help.

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    Re: Double feeding juvenile bp

    Thank you!

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    Just one last fact, over feeding can greatly reduce the lifespan of your snake.

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