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Old 04-28-18, 05:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: I fed my boa too big of a rat

Originally Posted by BallBuster7653 View Post
Iím sorry I meant at least 160 grams. Thatís 1/4 itís body weight. Thatís 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. Itís 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 , itís an acceptable size meal.
I'd disagree but to each their own.
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