Thread: Power feeding
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Old 02-17-17, 11:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Power feeding

That's a hard question to answer definitively, but I'll put it this way...all snakes grow rapidly until they reach sexual maturity and then they slow down, and just because a snake has been power fed and gets to a "breedable adult size" quicker doesn't necessarily mean that it reaches maturity at an earlier age. Genetics play a larger role in overall adult size but the limits can be pushed with power feeding. The one thing that is consistent is this- a snake that's grown and fed properly will long outlive something that has been power fed and although it may take a year or two longer to attain breedable size, it will be a more successful breeder for many more years.
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