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    A perfect shed

    My Baby boy Quincy

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    Very nice! It can be hard to get nice sheds from bigger snakes so it shows you're doing a great job with the humidity

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    Good snakey!
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    Re: A perfect shed

    I like it when they have the smooth feel after shedding

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    Re: A perfect shed

    Quincy had his 2 xl rat's last night his new plan to put on some weight..

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    Re: A perfect shed

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady mkrj58 View Post
    Quincy had his 2 xl rat's last night his new plan to put on some weight..

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    That's truly not a good idea. How big is Quincy now? And how long do you want him to live? Sorry, but you should know that XL rodents are very high fat & honestly not good for boas, and if one is bad, 2 is even worse. You'll end up with a boa that's overweight with poor muscle tone & at risk from fatty liver disease (etc) that can shorten his life significantly. Boas are better off slow-growing & lean, muscular. The mid-body shape you want to see is like a loaf of bread (in cross-section), not round. Feeding 2 rodents at one time should also be avoided for the most part. I'm not trying to pick on you, I just want you to understand that his very life (& the quality of his health) depends on the choices you make for him.
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    Re: A perfect shed

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    Based on what is visible in those pictures, that animal does not need to gain any weight and could maybe stand to trim up a bit. I wouldn’t be feeding that boa more than every 3-4 weeks.


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    Re: A perfect shed

    First off I was told he looked under weight, Were Im buying my Rats when it says extra large They are not they more like a medium size and I have expressed my concern of paying for what says extra large so thats good because Now I now better. I looked at my frozen rats and they look pretty lean to me. I have been feeding all my snakes Rats except my kings,they are eating mice My Ball pythons eat rat pups and the larger Balls eat a small rats. Thanks for the education I appreciate it.

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    Re: A perfect shed

    Good morning folks Here is a rat that's labeled XL Rat my Ball Pythons could eat these. My Boa eats these like a pro.

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    Re: A perfect shed

    Could and should are two very different things. My royal python could eat a med/large rat. Should he? Not if I wish to avoid sporadic feeding and lengthy fasting on his part.

    Also nothing in the photos to provide a sense of scale. Age of boa? Length of boa? Weight of boa? Feeding schedule of boa? Weight of feeder rodent? Size of feeder relative to girth of boa?

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