Re: How big of rat can your rat snake eat?
You can either bump up in size, feed 2 small rats instead of one or feed 1 small rat 2x per week. It really depends on the size of the rat vs the size of your snake. They can really eat larger meals than you think. Mother nature made sure of that.
I have a 1yr old Blue Beauty that is somewhere between 6'-7' long and about as round as a $.50 coin at its fattest. She takes small rats with easy and downs them quickly or she'll have 3 chicks per feeding. By the summer I'll be switching her to medium rats.
2 Black Rats,2 Retics,2 Texas Indigo,1 Albino Chinese Beauty,1 Bull,1 Black Milk,1 YT Cribo,1 Albino Garter,5 Corn Snakes,1 Brooksi,1 VBB,1 MBK,1 Bairds Rat,1 Albino Cal King,1 Pied BP,1 Dumerils Boa,2 Rattlesnakes