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    3 month old vomited. When to feed again?

    So, our 3 month old BP vomited on 9/20. We had fed her a large thawed mouse on 9/16. She's been fine since then. She vomited a small portion of it, it was quite digested.

    She was 166gms on 9/30 up from 90 as a hatchling.

    When do we feed again? Two weeks from when she vomited or two weeks from her last feeding? We're sizing down to medium thawed mice. When we got her at 2 months she was on large, but didn't take to them well so we went to medium and she did great. This was our first attempt to bump her back to large and clearly it's a failed attempt.

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    Don't feed again until at least 2 weeks from when she vomited. Sizing down is a good idea.

    Large mice may be old breeders which tend to be too fatty- high calorie but harder to digest & less healthy to feed.

    Rather than working to get her on the largest mice, which eventually will not be enough when she's an adult, you should try to transition her to rat pups, so that when she's an adult, one small or medium rat will be enough.

    Mice & rats do smell & taste* different- keep in mind some snakes take right away to the change, while others act like you're trying to make them eat lima beans, lol. But one thing at a time- for now, wait a few weeks, & do a medium mouse. ( *I'm assuming- I haven't actually tasted them myself & none of my snakes actually talk. )
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    2 weeks as stated. What are your temps? Mouse “should” have been gone. I would feed a smaller meal an stay on two weeks for a bit. After five or so meals move up in size if you think it’s time.

    Good luck!

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    Re: 3 month old vomited. When to feed again?

    Quote Originally Posted by 303_enfield View Post
    2 weeks as stated. What are your temps? Mouse “should” have been gone. I would feed a smaller meal an stay on two weeks for a bit. After five or so meals move up in size if you think it’s time.

    Good luck!
    I agree, it's most like a temperature issue, though some snakes don't have as good of digestion as others too, & it will show up with a "high-fat" content meal.
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    I'd feed her something really small the first two meals and make sure you get temps straightened out if that is part of the issue. Fuzzy mouse will give her digestive system a chance to recuperate without completely starving her.
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    Re: 3 month old vomited. When to feed again?

    I agree with all above. 2 weeks and slightly smaller prey.

    However, there is probably a temp issue. How do you check temps? What are temps? How are you regulating temps? What thermostat and what heating devices?

    Very important you figure out quickly as it could be dangerous if she vomits again. She's young and vulnerable.

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    Re: 3 month old vomited. When to feed again?

    May not have even been the mouse, snakes sometimes cannot pass the fur that is undiesgitisble and vomit it back up from the gi tract.

    Was it fur or was it partially digested material.

    If it’s fur nothing to worry about.

    If it’s partially digested then your temps are way off


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