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    Re: 16 month old male BP - started striking in the last 2 weeks

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    I think you guys are right with the meal size! i just fed them and he is ravenous!!! Ok, I will try rats next week, I already have some, he's just been picky. That being said, he may not be as picky if he isn't getting enough nutrients. My vet also suggested injecting mice with nutrients? Anyone have any suggestions?

    Find a better reptile vet. I'm all for feeding healthy and correctly fed rodents and, if the rodent's you are buying look out of condition etc then by all means find a better supplier. But injecting nutrients into a rat or mouse shouldn't really be needed.

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    Re: 16 month old male BP - started striking in the last 2 weeks

    Remember to feed a rat that is roughly the width of the widest part of your snake. Take your thumb and index finger and put it around your snakes stomach to get a size estimate. Its ok if the rodent is slightly larger imo Also, ball pythons are notorious for fasting in the winter so I would feed every week if hes eating. Remember to wait 48 hours after he eats to handle him. You can use gloves if hes nippy. A snake hook may also be a good investment. Pangea makes a collapsible one that quite nice for the price. Hopefully this helps. Let us know how he does with the feeding changes.

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