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    Feeding Schedule Question

    Quick question of feeding schedule,

    Bean & Bitey the 2 unwanteds I got last year weighed about 75 grams....

    Now they are around the 400+ gram weight,

    I've been feeding them Weaned rats in the 42g to 49g weight on a weekly schedule

    Is it ok to switch to an every other week schedule to match up with the rest of my crew or should I keep them on a weekly schedule?

    Right now they are both voracious eaters, and will instantly hit and wrap the rats.

    Thanks for your input
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    For me it would boil to whether or not I had any other snakes that are on weaned rats. If not I would keep these two on a weekly schedule until the weaned rats are gone, then bump them to small rats on a two week schedule. If I had something else eating weaned rats I would put them on a two week schedule now, feeding small rats.

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    Re: Feeding Schedule Question

    Quote Originally Posted by bcr229 View Post
    For me it would boil to whether or not I had any other snakes that are on weaned rats. If not I would keep these two on a weekly schedule until the weaned rats are gone, then bump them to small rats on a two week schedule. If I had something else eating weaned rats I would put them on a two week schedule now, feeding small rats.
    Thanks for the advice, I have a quite a few weaned rats in the freezer, and the only other one that eats them is Hal,

    I've had him for almost 2 years now, and he is an extremely picky eater, I can get him to eat a weaned about every other week with out refusing, but
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    He's about 800g so he seems to be doing good on those terms.

    After the weaned are gone I'm going to try to up him to small rats too.

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    Re: Feeding Schedule Question

    If you bulk order small rats you usually get a range of sizes. I'd separate out the smaller ones for Hal and feed the rest to the garbage disposals.

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    Re: Feeding Schedule Question

    Quote Originally Posted by bcr229 View Post
    If you bulk order small rats you usually get a range of sizes. I'd separate out the smaller ones for Hal and feed the rest to the garbage disposals.
    That will work out well as I have another BP eating smalls along with my BI Boa,

    The only one of the crew that will not eat smalls is Sicle the Cornsnake, as he's on adult mice.

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    Re: Feeding Schedule Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Gocntry View Post
    That will work out well as I have another BP eating smalls along with my BI Boa,

    The only one of the crew that will not eat smalls is Sicle the Cornsnake, as he's on adult mice.

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    Ball Python not eating

    Hi, I got a baby Albino python and he is not eating. He was last fed on the third from the breeder. Is it from new surroundings or have to recover from shipping, I live in Clearwater FL and breeder lives in Miami which is not a long trip, was it too soon to feed? Please help

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    Re: Ball Python not eating

    Quote Originally Posted by Anita View Post
    Hi, I got a baby Albino python and he is not eating. He was last fed on the third from the breeder. Is it from new surroundings or have to recover from shipping, I live in Clearwater FL and breeder lives in Miami which is not a long trip, was it too soon to feed? Please help
    Wed need far more info on the snake and your set up BUT my initial thoughts are it just needs a few more days to settle in .

    No handling or messing with the viv / tub until its had a few feeds ..


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    Re: Feeding Schedule Question

    My two cents:
    -In the wild, food is scarce. Like most creatures, the default behavior is to eat whatever you can, whenever you can. This is especially true, in times of scarcity.
    -For all creatures, the more you eat beyond what's need, the shorter your lifespan. Growing, expending energy, and storing fat wears your body out. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4547605/


    Your snakes will be fine with bi-weekly feedings. Your snakes will also become happily obese if you let them.

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