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Old 04-27-18, 09:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
Join Date: Jul-2017
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Re: I fed my boa too big of a rat

I’m sorry I meant at least 160 grams. That’s 1/4 it’s body weight. That’s a alarge meal and would last 2-3 weeks but a boa at 160 grams can eat a 30-40 gram rat if fed biweekly. I feed my snakes larger prey items less often. My baby Suriname now is 100 grams and he gets an adult mouse (20 grams)every 10 days which comes to about feeding15-20% weekly. It’s not power feeding just because you offer large prey. As long as you do the math correctly. As long as the prey item is no more than 20-25# of the snakes body weight , it’s an acceptable size meal.
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