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View Poll Results: How may mice/rats do you feed your snake(s)??

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  • 1 mouse/rat per week

    75 59.52%
  • 2 mice/rats per week

    28 22.22%
  • 3 mice/rats per week

    7 5.56%
  • 4 mice/rats per week

    4 3.17%
  • 3 mice/rats every 2 weeks

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  • 4 mice/rats every 2 weeks

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    How Many Mice/Rats Do You Feed Your Snake??

    I was just wondering how many mice/rats do you guys feed your snake(s)...be sure to comment saying how long is your snake...

    I've seen many people feeding upto 4 mice per 2 weeks to their snake...I was wondering if it's too much or normal for an adult...

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    Re: How Many Mice/Rats Do You Feed Your Snake??

    For mousers who refuse rats, 4 mice per 2 weeks might even be not enough to feed an adult, depending on the size of the mouse. I've seen "adult" mice sold at 25 grams. At that volume, I've seen 08s who eat more per 2 weeks than just 100 grams of rodent.

    As a general rule I feed 1 feeder weekly to BPs, sized to the snake(feeder is as wide as the widest part of the snake's body).

    For large adults, one mouse a week wouldn't cut it. Two particularly large adult mice(they can get big-ish) might be a little much for some smaller adult BPs but work perfectly well for others.

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    Re: How Many Mice/Rats Do You Feed Your Snake??

    Well maybe you kan help me ...
    My two pythons are about 19 to 21 inches
    wieght is around 157 grams to 185 now i think they are under wieght ... Do u think so ??? I feed them 1 hopper every sunday i would like to see if they go for two ... But is this bad and kan that stop them from eating next week??

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    Re: How Many Mice/Rats Do You Feed Your Snake??

    Hard to answer with the poll it depends on the snake.

    This is what I do

    For BP up to 100 grams I feed a prey slighty smaller than the girth size every 5 days

    For BP up to 400 grams I feed 1 large mouse or a rat pup every 5 days

    For BP up to 1000 grams I feed 2 large mice or one small small rat (45 grams) once a week

    For BP over 1000 grams I feed 3 to 4 large mice or one small rat (55 to 85 grams) once a week (males are fed on the smaller side)

    Works for my snakes.

    Note: Prior to breeding season things change a little.

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    Re: How Many Mice/Rats Do You Feed Your Snake??

    If you offer and they don't eat they aren't hungry. That's my mantra. Good thread, though, as I was wondering myself whether to offer our BP two mice this week or stick with the one. She hit and ate rather quickly last week so I'm giving consideration to offering two this week. I can keep the mouse alive for a week or so as we set up a small cage for that purpose before we got the snake.
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    Re: How Many Mice/Rats Do You Feed Your Snake??

    Jake gets 1 adult small rat once a week (Ball)
    Ira gets 2 fuzzie mice once a week (corn)
    Last edited by ChristinaP; 05-01-2009 at 02:53 PM. Reason: spelling error
    Jake the Snake Normal Ball Python
    Ira Albino Corn Snake
    Zeke Anerythristic Corn Snake

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    Re: How Many Mice/Rats Do You Feed Your Snake??

    I just had a 1400 gram female eat 1 medium rat and 3 small rats one after another in the span of maybe 45 minutes last Saturday. I do not feed mice at all if I can help it. All my smaller females and all of my males get small rats. My albino male use to eat a large rat pup every three days.

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    Re: How Many Mice/Rats Do You Feed Your Snake??

    Quote Originally Posted by harm286 View Post
    Well maybe you kan help me ...
    My two pythons are about 19 to 21 inches
    wieght is around 157 grams to 185 now i think they are under wieght ... Do u think so ??? I feed them 1 hopper every sunday i would like to see if they go for two ... But is this bad and kan that stop them from eating next week??
    You can try feeding 2 fuzzies or maybe offer a bigger mice next time....I feed my snake (22") one adult mice every week...

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    Re: How Many Mice/Rats Do You Feed Your Snake??

    Quote Originally Posted by ApexPredator View Post
    I do not feed mice at all if I can help it.
    Well why dont you?

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    Re: How Many Mice/Rats Do You Feed Your Snake??

    I feed small rats to my yearlings and med rats to my older snakes. I just got a hatchling that will be eating hopper mice/rat pups.

    Rats generally are better for the snakes, more nutrional content.
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