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Old 04-30-18, 04:09 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I feed in a similar manner as you do, I just have a basic guideline to keep me grounded. If I didn't have that, I would be lost in lalaland. I don't stick 100% to it, sometimes I'll feed more sometimes I'll feed less. I follow the body tone of my animals. The guideline works most of the time though.
Nothing wrong with that.
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I feed in a similar manner as you do, I just have a basic guideline to keep me grounded. If I didn't have that, I would be lost in lalaland. I don't stick 100% to it, sometimes I'll feed more sometimes I'll feed less. I follow the body tone of my animals. The guideline works most of the time though.
We're definitely in agreement about having guidelines as opposed to rules. Like both of you Andy and BSG, I often switch up on prey type, prey size, and feeding frequency. As long as your animals are healthy and thriving then you're doing something right imo.
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El soggy I like your approach I think we are on the same page. It’s onteresting and great to see all our different feeding regimens. The important thing to remember is we all seem to have lots of experience and know what we are doing and we have healthy and beautiful constrictors in the end! in my case larger meals less often are how I like to go.

Big snake girl. Sorry I don’t know got to quote on here yet... but you mentioned you don’t start smalls. I’m guessing small rats until 3.5-4ft. Well my the time no boy is 3 ft he’s only 30 “ now. He will be 3/3.5 ft before he is eating smalls. So our guidelines aren’t that much apart I just seem to feed larger prey less often. Unfortunately right now since our little mishap of him getting lost outside for the night he regurgitated the mouse (so I think) from the stress and cold I have never had a snake do this before. But I tried to feed today. A week later. No luck still he hisses and pulls away. I’m pretty sure he’s beginning his shed cycle. He shed a month ago today so.... anyone have any indicators on very early shed stages and signs of a BCC shedding? Been a while since I have owned a boa. ?
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El soggy I like your approach I think we are on the same page. It’s onteresting and great to see all our different feeding regimens. The important thing to remember is we all seem to have lots of experience and know what we are doing and we have healthy and beautiful constrictors in the end! in my case larger meals less often are how I like to go.

Big snake girl. Sorry I don’t know got to quote on here yet... but you mentioned you don’t start smalls. I’m guessing small rats until 3.5-4ft. Well my the time no boy is 3 ft he’s only 30 “ now. He will be 3/3.5 ft before he is eating smalls. So our guidelines aren’t that much apart I just seem to feed larger prey less often. Unfortunately right now since our little mishap of him getting lost outside for the night he regurgitated the mouse (so I think) from the stress and cold I have never had a snake do this before. But I tried to feed today. A week later. No luck still he hisses and pulls away. I’m pretty sure he’s beginning his shed cycle. He shed a month ago today so.... anyone have any indicators on very early shed stages and signs of a BCC shedding? Been a while since I have owned a boa. ?
A boa that is 150 grams won't be 3'-3.5'. My 3'-3.5' boas are 500-700+ grams. My 4-footers are 800-1,000+ grams. If your boa is 150 grams and 3'-3.5' it is probably severely emaciated.

I mention 150 grams, since you said a 150 gram boa should be able to eat smalls.

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is ballbuster just a troll? if not, he really should just be quiet about feeding because he has no f'ing idea.
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