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    Would it hurt to take my BP for food?

    I'm switching from a pet store to breeder and her rat sizes seem a little different. I was going to take my BP with me one time to help gauge what size rats I would be buying from her. The drive will 10+ there and another 10+ back. Would this be okay for a one time thing?

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    Re: Would it hurt to take my BP for food?

    I would say no. Thatís just me. I have no idea whatís at those pet stores. Last thing you want to do is bring home mites. We might be able to help you with sizes and prey though.

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    Re: Would it hurt to take my BP for food?

    I'm going to assume 10 minutes not hours, haha.

    You could probably avoid bringing your snake if you do 1 of 2 things.

    1 - learn the weight of prey your snake needs and bring a scale. If you don't know, you can weigh your snake. If it is young/still growing take 10% of that and ask for feeders around that weight. You can bring a scale and get ones in the ballpark of that weight and buy for whatever she calls them as. If your snake is an adult, you can just ask for rats in the weight range of the way they're usually sold online (smalls 45-90g, medium 90-170g) or at the store you used before.

    2 - measure and go by girth. Put your snake over paper and draw lines on either side of her midsection. Take this with and aim for rats about the same width as that. (This is the way folks who prefer going by girth to feed would do it.)

    As someone who breeds feeders now and has animals from larger lines, I find that the ages don't match the weights from those charts in my animals. By 3 weeks old, my rats are pushing into small rat size 40-60g. By 5 weeks they're mostly medium rat weight ~90-100g.

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    Re: Would it hurt to take my BP for food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moose84 View Post
    I would say no. Thatís just me. I have no idea whatís at those pet stores. Last thing you want to do is bring home mites. We might be able to help you with sizes and prey though.
    They are going to a breeder direct instead of a store. Much less risky but still likely unnecessary to bring the snake with.

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    Last edited by pretends2bnormal; 06-11-2019 at 06:47 PM.

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    Re: Would it hurt to take my BP for food?

    Misread that one.... oops.

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    If it's 10 MINUTES each way, the trip with snake along is not a big deal, but 10 hours is a "no way". I still wouldn't drag the snake along though...just not needed.

    Personally, I go by girth, not weights of rodents anyway, so do as pretends2bnormal suggested & trace the width (at widest part of body, unfed) on paper, take it
    with you, & don't exceed that in the feeders.
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    Re: Would it hurt to take my BP for food?

    I meant 10 minutes to the breeder. I've been talking to the breeder and she has only 2 rats currently 72 - 80g. The others are a bit smaller (around 50g). My BP is 851g. Do I need to double up on the smaller ones?

    Thanks for the responses.

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    1 50 grams is enough.

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    Re: Would it hurt to take my BP for food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah View Post
    1 50 grams is enough.
    How long do you usually keep them on 50g?

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    Re: Would it hurt to take my BP for food?

    Quote Originally Posted by ArcaneTB View Post
    How long do you usually keep them on 50g?

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    Is it male or female? Males donít need anything larger than a small rat for their entire lifetime. Female could take mediums depending on their size and feed schedule


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