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Old 01-12-18, 12:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
EL Ziggy
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Re: prey size and weight

My snakes eat roughly 10-20% of their body weight per feeding when they're young. After they turn two I feed them mostly by prey size which is sometimes close to the percentage of body weight anyway. Two of my carpets weigh about 3kg each. They eat anything from a medium to a jumbo rat every 2-3 weeks. The mediums rats are 100-150g, the large rats are 200-250g, and the jumbos are 300g+. My Olive Python is about 1400g and he eats a small or medium rat every 2 weeks.
0.1 Albino Bull Snake (She-RA)~ 1.0 Snow Bull Snake (Apollo)~ 1.0 Coastal Carpet Python (Chomper)~ 1.0 JCP (Shredder)~ 1.0 Bredl Python (S'ven)~ 0.1 JJ x JCP (Trinity)~ 0.1 Albino Carpet Python (Akasha)~ 1.0 Olive Python (Nigel)~1.0 Scrub Python (Klauss)~ 1.0 BCI (Monty)~ 0.1 BCO (Xena)
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