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    Too many pinkies and feeding amounts

    So I ordered frozen rodents in bulk not too long ago, and the place I got them from only sold pinkies in packs of 100 so I got week old ones. My corn and VBB (who are both around 40-50 grams) eat 2 each every 5-6 days since mice of that size are rather small for them at this point. There's about 80 pinkies left before I can move them up to larger prey, so can I start offering 3 pinkies to them at a time or is that too much? Trying to balance feeding off these pinkies quickly but at the same time I don't want to powerfeed the snakes either.

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    Sure, it's okay- or, you can add them in gradually as an appetizer along with the size they should be eating- that would actually be the better way to do it, nutritionally speaking.

    I'd feed them 3 pinks for a few times, then switch (size up) to the right size mice + a pink each meal until the pinks are used up.
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    By the way, don't forget that as their meals get larger, they take a little longer to digest, so it's best to gradually lengthen the time between meals so they don't become overweight.
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    Re: Too many pinkies and feeding amounts

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    By the way, don't forget that as their meals get larger, they take a little longer to digest, so it's best to gradually lengthen the time between meals so they don't become overweight.
    Of course. I'm only feeding them this frequently due to the smaller meals and the fact that they're both growing colubrids that burn through them fast. My BP only eats once every 3 weeks by comparison (thinking of bumping it to once a month actually), though he sure wishes he could eat as often. He always notices when I'm getting the pinkies out and stares at me with that puppy face of his, but I know better.

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