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    Is this normal bp behavior?

    I got my first bp a few weeks ago! Rocky has eaten 3 f/t mice (fuzzies) so far, so that is going well. For the first three weeks he seemed to be in his hide on warm side constantly. I only saw him out of the hide one time at night. Iíve handled him several times a week and that part is fine also. And heís pooped twice. So my question is now after 3 weeks of constant hiding, he is out and about roaming the cage, knocking over his fake plant, and pushing his hides around. I am just wondering if heís hungry, like the fuzzies arenít big enough for him, or is this just that now heís finally comfortable enough to come out and explore? Sorry if this is a dumb question but heís my first snake.
    I was going to add a pic but I have no idea how lol

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    Yeah, he's looking for food. Fuzzies are WAAAY too small for a BP. They eat hoppers right out of the egg, typically for 3-5 meals and quickly move on to small adult mice.

    This feeding chart should help you moving forward.

    https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...ing-Guidelines
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    Re: Is this normal bp behavior?

    Quote Originally Posted by Craiga 01453 View Post
    Yeah, he's looking for food. Fuzzies are WAAAY too small for a BP. They eat hoppers right out of the egg, typically for 3-5 meals and quickly move on to small adult mice.

    This feeding chart should help you moving forward.

    https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...ing-Guidelines
    If its not too much trouble could you PM me that feeding chart please? Im not a VIP and can't save the imagine.

    Sent from my LML212VL using Tapatalk

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    Re: Is this normal bp behavior?

    You don't need to be a vip to save the image?
    Derek

    7 adult Royals (2.5), 1.0 COS Pastel, 1.0 Enchi, 1.1 Lesser platty Royal python, 1.1 Black pastel Royal python, 0.1 Blue eyed leucistic ( Super lesser), 0.1 Piebald Royal python, 1.0 Sinaloan milk snake 1.0 crested gecko and 1 bad case of ETS. no wife, no surprise.

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    Re: Is this normal bp behavior?

    Quote Originally Posted by dr del View Post
    You don't need to be a vip to save the image?
    That puzzled me too, so I pm'd him the chart, & got this response:
    "Cause I'm not a VIP member on the tap talk app and they want me to pay to view full size pictures. I appreciate you sending me this. This is very helpful information."

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