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Old 08-24-03, 12:57 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I dont think T.O is doing anything wrong by feeding a burm a small rat at 4 feet! i mean power feeding itself can have its disadvantiges and he just want to let his snake grow moderatly. hey if you let a 8 year old kid eat whatever he wants he is going to end up with serous problems down the line right? so you have to moderate what your child eats. not this my not be a very good analagy but burms are garbage disposals. i bet if you rubbed a rat on a old boot a burm would eat it.

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i see that you are building your cage 5 feet tall. realy you dont need that much hight on a cage but let me tell you how it can become handy later on down the line. burms i have found dont like to climb at all once they get bigger and even when they are babys they are dont climb much. i had a big pretty brantch in my burms cage scince day 1 and i have not see my burm cwal on it once! but what you can do is later on down the line you can turn that 1 cage into 2. burms and other large constrictors dont need much "head room" so i am going to split my cage in 1/2 in about a year or so. but ya man keep up the good work with the cage and i would go with medums too. it wont hurt you snake to be in a cage thats a little small for a short peroid of time.

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and as you can see space is a must!!!!
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Old 08-24-03, 01:20 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Oh no the cage itself is not 5 feet, its only 2 feet tall. the table I built for it to sit on is 3 feet it together makes it 5 feet. and I think one small rat every 4 days is fine at 4 feet any more I would consider powerfeeding I used to feed my boa only once a week for the appropriate prey size. I would feed my burm once every 6 - 8 days but after day 3 he starts looking for food again!

If you have children in your house you may want to put a pad lock or combo lock on that sweet cage. I am doing this because I have a young cousin, you don t want anything bad to happen.
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you may want to put a pad lock or combo lock on that sweet cage
ya that is a realy good idea. but there is only one problem... i am the little kid in the house . lol but get some pix up of your cage when its done. the reson i like that cage so much is probly it was one of my first cages to build and i can say i did it with my own 2 hands.
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i bet if you rubbed a rat on a old boot a burm would eat it.
Oh yeah! This is very true. You can rubb a boot or...your mother in law ...
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and as you can see space is a must!!!!
It must be for you too...yours is smaller than that of burm.
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