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    Leftover frozen mice.

    My ball is currently 590g eating 50g rats. I have 2 leftover mice around 19g and the other is even less, so too small for BP. Idk whether just feed the mice to get rid of'em or throw them out. I'm thinking it's not a good idea to feed it the rats and mice at once. Any suggestions?

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    You could feed your BP the mice. Just weigh them so it has a meal that's about normal size. Those two mice about 19g each are 38g together. That could be a meal or you could add another small mouse to them.

    Or you could wait until your BP needs a larger meal and feed a 50g rat plus a 19g mouse.

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    If your guy is on rats leave it as it is.

    Some snakes xan get picky. You donít want him to like the mice and stop eating rats to save a few bucks on feeders.

    Also has he ever eaten multiple prey items. You donít want to cause a regurg or something. Iíve fed my colubrids multiples and even my carpet but never my bps.

    Really your call but I would toss em or give them to a local keeper or pet shop so they donít go to waste.

    You coukd do as stated above. Itís not bad advice. I just personally wouldnít.
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    Re: Leftover frozen mice.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phillydubs View Post
    If your guy is on rats leave it as it is.

    Some snakes xan get picky. You donít want him to like the mice and stop eating rats to save a few bucks on feeders.
    ^^^^ spot on ^^^^

    BPs are notoriously finicky eaters, so if your BP is eating rats, stick to rats. You don't want the switch to cause refusals when you go back to rats.

    If it were me, I would just toss the mice outside and let a neighborhood animal have a treat.
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    Re: Leftover frozen mice.

    Quote Originally Posted by SquirmyPug View Post
    You could feed your BP the mice. Just weigh them so it has a meal that's about normal size. Those two mice about 19g each are 38g together. That could be a meal or you could add another small mouse to them.

    Or you could wait until your BP needs a larger meal and feed a 50g rat plus a 19g mouse.
    Yeah, you "could" do this, but as Phillydubs pointed out, it might cause a problem since BPs can be SO picky. Even if this snake was previously taking
    mice, eating one now might just make him "remember the good old days" & start insisting on mice. Stranger things have happened with beeps, lol.

    Might be better to ask around, & offer them to another snake-keeper who has snakes that are reliably on mice.
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    Re: Leftover frozen mice.

    Quote Originally Posted by SquirmyPug View Post
    You could feed your BP the mice. Just weigh them so it has a meal that's about normal size. Those two mice about 19g each are 38g together. That could be a meal or you could add another small mouse to them.

    Or you could wait until your BP needs a larger meal and feed a 50g rat plus a 19g mouse.
    I didn't even think of the last option. Thanks for the help.

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    Re: Leftover frozen mice.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phillydubs View Post
    If your guy is on rats leave it as it is.

    Some snakes xan get picky. You donít want him to like the mice and stop eating rats to save a few bucks on feeders.

    Also has he ever eaten multiple prey items. You donít want to cause a regurg or something. Iíve fed my colubrids multiples and even my carpet but never my bps.

    Really your call but I would toss em or give them to a local keeper or pet shop so they donít go to waste.

    You coukd do as stated above. Itís not bad advice. I just personally wouldnít.
    It has eaten 2 mice before but only because the store didn't have the right size I needed at the time. I didn't know pet stores take unused frozen mice but thanks.

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    Re: Leftover frozen mice.

    My guy only seems to be interested in mice so I am forced to scent the rats I feed him. If he/she is downing rats, throw these mice far away.

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