Thread: Too big?
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Old 05-13-03, 04:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The one thing that we have found when feeding an oversize prey item is that it will likely push the snake into a shed earlier than what they are due for. While we try to keep prey for adults to the correct size, we have seen this with baby snakes when we mis-judged the prey size. Most of our colubrids will refuse a prey item that is too large. Twenty minutes is not that long and some variation in prey size can be good for them. You might not need to feed again for 2 weeks instead of 1 after a big meal though,

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