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    Does she look overweight?

    She wouldn't sit still for a pic. Best I could get for now.

    She's a year & 3 months in this picture, weighing in at 1542 gr.

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    Re: Does she look overweight?

    fat usually accumulates in the lower third of a snake's body. a better body pic will help, but i will say she's definitely a well-fed female.
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    Re: Does she look overweight?

    I think she looks awesome!
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    Well, she's not thin... Another way to judge is that snake scales are supposed to over-lap. If you're seeing skin between the scales, then yes, she's overweight.
    From that one photo & distance, I cannot tell, but you can.

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    Thank you.

    Yea, she doesn't "look" overweight to me. But, being my first bp, I wasn't 100% sure. I will try to get a better photo.

    Regarding the scales, they look healthy and overlap as should be.
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    She looks "solid" to me, & good on you for inviting input.

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    Re: Does she look overweight?

    I've seen from your gallery that you have had her since a very young age. You have done a good job with her. If it's possible to tell if a snake is happy then I'd say she looks happy. She's been taken care of for sure. Hope it keeps going well for ya both. She looks like she is a handful.

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    Re: Does she look overweight?

    She looks beautiful and healthy to me!


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    It's really tough to tell from that pic. She's definitely a big girl. Based on the lower 1/3rd that Taylor mentioned, she's a bit beefy. And going by that scale suggestion Bogertophis mentioned, it's tough to tell in that pic due to the way her body is turned, but I see some spots with some decent gaps between scales. Again, it's likely the way her body is positioned though.


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    She looks overweight to me but I do agree with others that it is hard to tell in that photo. Definitely a wide beefy well fed girl, to be 1500+ grams in one year, but I feed on the more conservative side for sure.
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