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Old 11-05-17, 01:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What to feed a californian kingsnake

Hey guys.

My snake has been eating on and off. And really cant put a point of what i should feed my snake. She is a californian kingsnake and is 1.20 m if i quessed right.

What should i feed her

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Old 11-05-17, 01:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: What to feed a californian kingsnake

You can feed jumbo mice, she should find that tasty. That's probably what you already feed her though... What do you feed her, and how often?
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You can feed jumbo mice, she should find that tasty. That's probably what you already feed her though... What do you feed her, and how often?
I fed her middle sized rats but these were too big she did not take them
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Old 11-05-17, 02:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: What to feed a californian kingsnake

Kings have quite small narrow heads compared to snakes of an otherwise similar size.

As such it is usually best to feed a couple of smaller prey items accordingly. Maybe try some rat fluffs or adult mice. Multimammates if you can find them may work also.
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Re: What to feed a californian kingsnake

Outside of some of the larger bull snakes there really isn't any reason to feed a North American colubrid rats. Large (not jumbo) mice should be all they ever need. Your snake might not be eating because it's getting too much food.
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Old 11-05-17, 06:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Honestly, it depends on where you but them, jumbo mice from the place I buy are as big as just the regular adult mice from other places. If in doubt, go smaller, one adult mouse every 10 days is plenty.
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Old 11-05-17, 07:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: What to feed a californian kingsnake

Rats are too fat.. mice are better, every 10-12 days. In nature they eat all sorts of stuff, basically anything that happens to be in front of them. Rodents have a much higher nutritional value then force example other snakes or lizards, it's very easy to overfeed and it does more harm than good.
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Old 11-06-17, 11:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Rats are too fat.. mice are better, every 10-12 days. In nature they eat all sorts of stuff, basically anything that happens to be in front of them. Rodents have a much higher nutritional value then force example other snakes or lizards, it's very easy to overfeed and it does more harm than good.
How much cms long so that i can see when i buy my mice at a pet store
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Old 11-06-17, 04:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Re: What to feed a californian kingsnake

not really about length of the mouse, more about weight. Adult mice go anywhere from about 17 to 25 gram. Since your snake isn't growing, he's not going to need a lot.. I would guess 2 of those every 10-12 days will be enough, but some snakes are more active than others. So see how that goes for her. How much does she weigh anyway?
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