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Old 04-03-16, 02:42 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: Getting A Vietnamese Blue Beauty!!!

I'm happy to report that she ate two ft fuzzy mice today without any issues. She didn't want to take them from the tongs. I set them near the opening of her log hide and she took them down in just a few minutes.
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Congrats. On the feeding. I feed my beauty more often then you would your average snake since they tend to digest theirt meals much faster.
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Re: Getting A Vietnamese Blue Beauty!!!

Thanks Daniel. I also chose to feed two smaller size meals because she's so slender. I think she could handle a hopper size mouse but I didn't want to push it
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I feed my young beauties twice a week.
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Re: Getting A Vietnamese Blue Beauty!!!

I feed my Beauty once a week, and a sizeable meal. Everyone has their preference, but I've seen a video that followed four groups of snakes over six months, and the one who ate larger meals grew faster than those who ate smaller meals more often. It wasn't totally scientifically controlled, but it seemed reasonable enough to me. I need my Beauty big...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4D6KgHSFwM

I can't find the video with the results, but the group that ate larger meals showed significant growth.

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Re: Getting A Vietnamese Blue Beauty!!!

Thanks Klinger. I plan on switching it to hopper size mice once these fuzzies are gone in two weeks. For now she'll get two fuzzies 1x a week. Then when she's large enough I'll make the switch to rat pups.
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My ridleys beauty is about the same size as yours and gets fed a rat pink twice weekly. Which is about the same size as a hopper mouse.
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I would love to use rat pinks, but can't find any frozen available. I don't know anyone breeding rats to get pinks from either. It would be nice to feed her rat prey from the get go.
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I would love to use rat pinks, but can't find any frozen available. I don't know anyone breeding rats to get pinks from either. It would be nice to feed her rat prey from the get go.
Online. You'll get screwed on the shipping costs if your only buying rat pinks. You need to buy bulk to justify the $30 or so to ship a box.
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I have my local reptile show coming up at the end of the month. I'll 100% be able to get rat pinks there. Hope it won't be too hard to switch her over from mice.

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You should be OK. Mine were all easy. They eat anything offered.
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Oddly enough, it seems that females in general are easier to switch from mice to rat pinks than males. I've found this to be true with my Jap rats, thayeri kings, and even my one pair of younger DRMB's. The females were just as happy to take rat pinks as mice, while the males just ignore them and don't eat. One exception is the new bull snake, he happily takes rat pinks. On the other hand my well-grown female everglades rat only wants live mice. I tried offering her f/t fuzzy rats and she showed no interest.
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SWDK, good luck on the new girl. nice looking enclosure,too.
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Here's an updated pic from earlier in the week. She's always on the move so getting a clear pic is tough to do. Sorry the pics aren't the best.

She's grown a lot in the past few months. She's gone from eating 1 fuzzy per meal to 3 large hoppers each meal. Her greenish tint is going away with each shed.


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Looking good. I love beauty snakes. Can't say that enough. Such amazing snakes.
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