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    Re: 2019 0.1 Rockhampton Coastal Carpet Python Progression

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    She's looking great JMC! I'll let you in on a little secret about carpets. They can take surprisingly large meals without any issues. I'm not talking about anything extreme but carpets can take mice fuzzys out of the egg. Your girl could easily smash a mouse hopper. I remember when I got my first carpet and asked the breeder, Nick Mutton, what I should feed him. The yearling snake weighed a little over 100g and he told me a jumbo mouse would be just fine. I thought to myself no way, but who am I to argue with the guy who literally wrote the book on carpet pythons. It amazed me to see how easily he slammed what I thought was surely too big of a meal. Since then I've been impressed a few times seeing the meal sizes these snakes can take down. Again, I'm not advocating for any type of power feeding, or extreme meal sizes, but these are not BPs or corn snakes. You can push the envelope a bit with carpets.
    Thanks Ziggy! Iíve read that from multiple sources as well, but started a bit more conservatively just due to Michael Pennellís recommendation. Iíve quickly learned that this girl will slam anything offered to her. Her first fuzzy did leave a much more substantial lump but by no means excessive in my mind. Iíve got 9 more in the freezer that will be offered at a fairly quick 5-7 day pace and then will probably bump up to hoppers. She may actually work her way up to adult mice before the boas finish their stockpile which would be nice as Iím realizing they could be ready for their weaned rats sooner than later.


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    I love this article.

    Big meal? No problem!

    https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.a...meal/29715/#/0

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    2019 0.1 Rockhampton Coastal Carpet Python Progression

    Moved this girl into her rack that just showed up from RBI today. Bit me when moving her and drew her first blood, two tiny little pin prick sized drops lol. Sheís also getting aspen shavings so I can start just spot cleaning instead of changing paper towels every two days after she eats.



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    Classy setup.

    She's still got some spunk too LOL!

    Maybe after she settle into the new home she'll calm a bit more.

    Looking good bud!

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    Re: 2019 0.1 Rockhampton Coastal Carpet Python Progression

    Just weighed in at 49grams up from 36. Need to look into getting hoppers and weaned mice for her next. Sheís doing quite well and kinda calming down a little, but not much lol.



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    Re: 2019 0.1 Rockhampton Coastal Carpet Python Progression

    Love the head markings
    Hope she settles for you
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    WOW!

    Looking great there my friend, an exceptional carpet locale!

    It seems, at least in that photo the biting has gone by the wayside?

    Keep the updates coming.

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    Re: 2019 0.1 Rockhampton Coastal Carpet Python Progression

    She'll get there. She's still tiny! You are huge to her. She's moving in the right direction. WOW - looking good.

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    Re: 2019 0.1 Rockhampton Coastal Carpet Python Progression

    Quote Originally Posted by Gio View Post
    WOW!

    Looking great there my friend, an exceptional carpet locale!

    It seems, at least in that photo the biting has gone by the wayside?

    Keep the updates coming.
    Quote Originally Posted by dakski View Post
    She'll get there. She's still tiny! You are huge to her. She's moving in the right direction. WOW - looking good.
    Thanks, yíall! The biting has been much much less frequent. Partially due to limited handling sessions recently as work has got me spread incredibly thin right now so she hasnít had as many chances to try and eat me. Sheís still very much on the defensive when getting her out and has started hissing rather than flying at me mouth open though haha. Good thing sheís pretty and when she does land a bite itís more hilarious than anything


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    She's such a stunner!! I'm loving watching her pack on the grams
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