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    Appropriate feeding size?

    Hi, we added this new girl to our collection. She weighs in at 865g. I asked the breeder what size she's eating.... she said rat pups. I personally feel like this is way small? Am I wrong? What size would you recommend? I saw possibly a small or medium rat? Tomorrow is feeding day trying to figure out all our beforehand. Thanks!
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    Re: Appropriate feeding size?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alleigh View Post
    Hi, we added this new girl to our collection. She weighs in at 865g. I asked the breeder what size she's eating.... she said rat pups. I personally feel like this is way small? Am I wrong? What size would you recommend? I saw possibly a small or medium rat? Tomorrow is feeding day trying to figure out all our beforehand. Thanks!
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    At 865g, I would be feeding a small rat every 2 weeks. That assumes she’s a healthy 865g. If overweight same size but less frequently. If underweight every 7-10 days.

    For her, per picture, I would feed a small rat every 10 days if she will take it. If she skips meals, go to every 2 weeks.
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    Re: Appropriate feeding size?

    Thank you, she looks great otherwise (finally got the picture to upload in the original message). Thanks!

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    I agree with what dakski said. She is beautiful! The breeder may have been feeding her smaller items more often, she doesn't look like she is terribly skinny.
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    I agree with a small rat, but even if (?) you thought she needed a 'medium', it would be much better not to upsize so suddenly. You never want to be "seeing those rats again".
    Never hurts to be on the smaller side, but too large CAN hurt if they upchuck it.
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    Hey Bogertophis, wheres that handy dandy food chart you always post, I cant seem to find that

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    Re: Appropriate feeding size?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ball_Pythons4life View Post
    Hey Bogertophis, wheres that handy dandy food chart you always post, I cant seem to find that
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    Re: Appropriate feeding size?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ball_Pythons4life View Post
    Hey Bogertophis, wheres that handy dandy food chart you always post, I cant seem to find that
    You don't need my help, it's right here on the site all the time, what we call a "sticky", meaning it's permanent for reference.
    But you recently joined so you're forgiven, there's a lot to "find" on this site!

    Upper left>>> Forum >>> scroll down to https://ball-pythons.net/forums/foru...2-BP-Husbandry

    >>> (5th one down) https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...ing-Guidelines
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    I remember reading it before I joined but I just couldn't seem to find it again

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