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Old 06-06-19, 11:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is my snake overweight?

Do these rolls mean my snake is overweight? Never seen this before on any of them, so I dont know. I just want to make sure.
If so, should I skip feeding her today?

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The last photo (the one where the rolls are gone and more wrinkly) is 10 minutes after she stretched out a little bit.
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Old 06-13-19, 10:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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She does look a bit chunky. I'd put her on a bit of a diet.
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Old 06-13-19, 10:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, I'd say she could definitely do with a diet.
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Yes. It will take more than skipping a feeding together that ball python to an appropriate weight. What's your current feeding regimen and how big/old is the snake?
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Yeah, she's a bit overweight.

What size prey are you feeding and how often?
How much does she weigh?
How old is she?
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Extremely overweighted.
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She does look a bit chunky. I'd put her on a bit of a diet.
She actually pooped 2 days later and the rolls disappeared, but Im still going to keep an eye on the rolls.
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Yes. It will take more than skipping a feeding together that ball python to an appropriate weight. What's your current feeding regimen and how big/old is the snake?
Whats very very odd about her is that she will be 2 in September and she only ways about 200 grams (with no food or poop in her) She eats a small rat once a week. Before she was eating 2 rat pups (sometimes 2 rat fuzzys) because she was a little intimidated by the larger ones. She would get scared when the rat was a little to big so I had to feed her 2 smaller ones. Shes okay with the size now. But I dont understand why she weighs so little but yet shes got rolls of fat when she has a few hearty meals. I would like to take her to a vet if needed but everything seems to be going fine. She eats good, she poops, she has a 2 hides one on the hot side, one on the cools side. Large enough water bowl. Hot is around 90-93 cools side is around 78-80. Shes In a tub/rack system with heat tape. Maybe shes just a slow grower but any advice will be helpful!
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Even without the rolls I would consider her pretty chunky...
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Yeah, she's a bit overweight.

What size prey are you feeding and how often?
How much does she weigh?
How old is she?
I responded to someone else I don’t know how to reply to two posts at once but here is what I said :

What’s very very odd about her is that she will be 2 in September and she only ways about 200 grams (with no food or poop in her) She eats a small rat once a week. Before she was eating 2 rat pups (sometimes 2 rat fuzzys) because she was a little intimidated by the larger ones. She would get scared when the rat was a little to big so I had to feed her 2 smaller ones. She’s okay with the size now. But I don’t understand why she weighs so little but yet she’s got rolls of fat when she has a few hearty meals. I would like to take her to a vet if needed but everything seems to be going fine. She eats good, she poops, she has a 2 hides one on the hot side, one on the cools side. Large enough water bowl. Hot is around 90-93 cools side is around 78-80. Shes In a tub/rack system with heat tape. Maybe she’s just a slow grower but any advice will be helpful!
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Re: Is my sand boa cold ?

I have a question regarding my new Kenyan sand boa his name is "hades" . So my 10g tank has a heating pad hooked up to a thermostat set on 92fh which I think is perfect for the hotspot underneath but the air temp of the tank drops to about 71fh at night should I be concerned ,if so any pointers that you could give me to help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Is my snake overweight?

How often are you feeding the snake?
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Old 06-21-19, 01:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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At 200 grams small rats are way too big.

You want the prey item to be 10-15% of the snakes body weight. You're over feeding and that's what's causing the fat to build up.
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At 200 grams small rats are way too big.

You want the prey item to be 10-15% of the snakes body weight. You're over feeding and that's what's causing the fat to build up.

Ah that makes sense.when i took that photo of her It had been 2 weeks shes on small rats.
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