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Old 03-28-18, 09:57 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Re: Feeding regimen for all constrictors!! A MUST read and would love some input+disc

I don't understand what's so complicated about feeding these critters. It ain't rocket science people and arguing about something so subjective is a waste of time. Find a regiment that works for you and your snakes and stick with that. Obviously these animals can go a long time without food so starving them is pretty hard to do. I do agree that a lot of animals in captivity are overfed but there's plenty of middle ground. Most snakes that are fed every 1-3 weeks will be just fine. That applies to hatchlings and adults. I don't go for the 4-6 week feeding intervals but that's just me. Younger snakes use most of their food intake for growth. Juveniles and adults don't need quite as much food so it makes sense to slow down their feedings a bit as they mature. I think we sometimes make things harder than they have to be and take some of the fun out of it. I enjoy all my animals and I feed them whenever I want. I even give them snacks between some of their meals. Most of my snakes eat every 2-3 weeks now that they're adults but I fed them all pretty liberally (every 5-10 days) for the first year or two. That's what works for me and my small collection. Someone else may do things totally differently and that's fine too. To each their own. Live and let live.
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All i have to say is im leaving this forum. you guys and girls are so set in your ways and some of you (phenyx) are so numb to the boa world youve never heard of vin russo. talking to people on this forum is like talking to people about politics.
People are often more receptive & open minded when the one presenting the info does so in a way that is respectful and civil.
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oh and phenyx, vin russo IS the "Be All, End All ultimate authority on Boa care" just so you know.
'Scuse me. I must go and add a picture of Vin Russo to my household altar so that I may worship at the feet of the master.
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Let's play nice everyone. We can disagree without being disagreeable.
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Donít leave Michael Robinson. Your right.

First of all if your breeding your snake than the formula I made needs to be adjusted I have one for that too. And whoever asked me where they can see where I came up with the wild voids are 4x their weight a year. And 2 in captivity. Itís bit sineehvjf I can show you. You need to buy the book called ďwhatís wrong eith my snake.
Anyway Iím feeding my boa whoís 100 grams and 29Ē a hopper mouse weigh 12g only every 5 days. Thatís 1/3 body weight every 2 weeks. Guys my formula is based in a 2 week thing. So if you wanna do it weekly. It would be 12.5 percent weekly to come to 25 percent hi weekly for a boa around 4ft which I go to 1/4 at. Once he is 180 grams he will get a small tat which is smallest I can get at pet store. It will weigh around 60 grams. So he will eating 1/3 his weight every 2 weeks. I will feed more often once he is growing.

Also bigsbake girl. My male is 27Ē and 100 grams. Heíll seitch to rats soon. And by time heís a year. Another 6 months he will be about 3ft. So your right. 4 ft after 2 years. 5-6 ft 3 years 3-5 years 6.5-7.5 ft for male Suriname.

So until my boa is 4 ft. Could be 1-1.5 years. He eats 1/4 biweekly. So letís say Iím guessing he weighs 500 grams. He gets medium rat about 125-150g. Every 2 weeks so thatís about 1:5 r biweeklym. . A small tat weekly. Same thing. Anyway things are going well with my guy. Formula working great. I am concerned for one thing. He has not defecated in past 2 weeks. His humidity is perfect. He shed in one peice and has had 3 feedings so far with me
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Spenx. Listen. Message me on here. Iíll help you out

Get yourself a scale for your ball pythkn. How old is he how much does he weigh. Length?
Ball python male
Newborn to 1 year- 1/3 body weight bieeekly 15% weekly
1 years-2.5 ft 1/4 bu weekly.
2.5 ft-3 ft 1/5 bu weekly.
3 ft- 3 years old. 1/7.5 Bi weekly.

After that 10 percent bi weekly rest of its life
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